The Blanton Museum of Art

200 E. MLK, Austin, 78701, 512/471-7324
Located on the University of Texas campus, the Blanton is a museum worthy of the state. At 180,000 square feet, it's the largest university art museum in the country and home to the biggest public-owned art collection in Central Texas, with 18,000 works that range from the European Renaissance (with paintings by Paolo Veronese and Rubens) to the Modernist era and beyond (with significant collections of 20th century North American art and contemporary Latin American art) to an encyclopedic collection of prints and drawings that spans centuries. In addition to the works from the collection on permanent display, the Blanton offers changing exhibitions, both major touring shows and ambitious homegrown efforts curated by museum staff, and lively public programs that include a literal art party once a month.
Expand Map
Collapse Map

Arts Calendar

Blanton Museum: Epic Tales From India

Now here's one of the world's most comprehensive collections of South Asian paintings outside of India, right there in the gorgeous venue on MLK. See for yourself these "dynamic images originally associated with important literary and religious texts, organized according to thematic narratives." Through Oct. 1. $9 (free, Thursdays).

Arnab Chakrabarty and Pandit Sanju Sahai: Music Demonstration

This is an interactive lecture/demonstration of the sarod and tabla instruments from the acclaimed U.K.-based musicians, right there among the treasures of the Blanton. Fri., Sept. 22, noon. Included with museum admission.

The Blanton Museum: Aruna Kharod

The Blanton's artist-in-residence Kharod performs stories and bharatanatyam classical dances related to the paintings in the current "Epic Tales From Ancient India: Paintings From the San Diego Museum of Art" exhibition. Sat., Sept. 30, 1-4pm. Included with museum admission.

The Blanton's SoundSpace: A Portrait of Alice Coltrane

The popular series returns with performances inspired by Alice Coltrane Turiyasangitananda and her legacy of American jazz and Indian devotional music, featuring Gourisankar Karmakar and Indradeep Ghosh, the Andre Hayward Quintet, Ravish Momin, Adrian Ruiz, the St. James Missionary Baptist Church Mass Choir, Tara Bhattacharya Reed, and more. Sun., Sept. 24, 2pm. Included with museum admission.

Prismatx Ensemble at the Blanton

This vibrant ensemble features new works by Casey Martin, Andy Akiho, and Andrew Sigler. Tue., Sept. 26, noon. $10.

Blanton Museum: Giant

In their three-channel film installation, Teresa Hubbard and Alexander Birchler present a decaying movie set just outside Marfa, left behind after the 1956 filming of Giant. Through Oct. 1.

Best of Austin Awards

AC Daily, Events and Promotions, Luvdoc Answers

Breaking news, recommended events, and more

Official Chronicle events, promotions, and giveaways

Updates for SXSW 2017

All questions answered (satisfaction not guaranteed)