photo by John Anderson

Best Museum

The Blanton Museum of Art

Any time you need a quick trip around the world – say, just for a day – the University of Texas' art museum is there for you. The Blanton's ample collections (totaling more than 17,000 works) allow visitors to jet off to Latin America and Europe, as well as across the U.S., daily, and special exhibits, such as the current "El Anatsui: When Last I Wrote to You About Africa," offer additional ports of call. Unlike other vacays, you aren't limited to this century. Here, you can jump back to the time of Mad Men, cowboys, or old masters. Just set your watch to get back to the future for the museum's monthly party, B Scene! Bon voyage!

The Blanton Museum of Art
200 E. MLK, 512/471-5482

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