photo by John Anderson

Cheapest Highbrow Date

TIE: The Blanton Museum of Art; Harry Ransom Center

You're a student - or just about as tightly budgeted as one (well, one without a trust fund -) You meet hottie. You like hottie. You ask hottie on date, then realize you got no scratch to impress hottie. You hope hottie likes the same things you do. You hope hottie can converse him/herself out of a wet paper bag about art and/or culture or at least is open to learning how. Where better to take hottie than the low-pressure, highly acclaimed galleries on UT campus? The HRC has a Gutenberg Bible, the world's first photograph, and a Franz Kline painting. The Blanton always has something new and thought-provoking. Plus you can count on a 10-minute, tree-lined walk from one culture fount to the other: ample time to make hottie aware of your good intentions.

The Blanton Museum of Art
200 E. MLK, 512/471-7324
www.blantonmuseum.org

Harry Ransom Center
300 W. 21st, 512/471-8944
www.hrc.utexas.edu

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