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Hours And Admission

Physical address

Blanton Museum of Art
MLK at Congress (200 East MLK )
Austin, Texas 78701

Main number (recorded message): (512) 471-7324

Front Desk: (512) 471-5482

Parking is available in the Brazos Garage for members and general admission visitors and may be validated for $4 if you present your ticket and pay at the Blanton's Visitor Services Desk. Please be sure to bring your ticket with you to the museum to receive this special validation rate. For more information visit the parking Web page.

Museum and Shop Hours

Museum and Shop Hours




10 AM – 5 PM


10 AM – 5 PM


10 AM – 5 PM

(Third Thursdays open until 9 PM. Admission is FREE every Thursday.)



10 AM – 5 PM


11 AM – 5 PM


1 – 5 PM 



Café Hours

Julia Matthews Wilkinson Center for Prints and Drawings and HEB Study Room:
By appointment (512) 471–9208

 B scene — The Blanton is open from 6 – 10 PM for a happening night of art, libations, and live music! The next B scene is on June 20, 2014. Tickets available online or at the museum. Buy tickets online.

The museum is open every day except Mondays, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year's Eve, New Year's Day, and July 4. Gallery Assistants begin to close the building 15 minutes before the end of museum hours.

Admission Fees:

Admission Fees



Current UT faculty/students/staff


Blanton Members




Seniors (65+)


College students with valid ID


Youth (13 - 21)


Children 12 & under


Active-duty military receive free admission year round. UT faculty members and one guest receive free admission year round, including retired faculty. Teachers receive free admission upon presentation of an official school ID. We're pleased to offer free admission to Big Brothers/Big Sisters and their littles.

Groups of 10 or more, please click here for group policies.

While we love our furry friends, we do not allow pets in the museum. Service animals that assist with disabilities are the only animals allowed in the building.

The Blanton accepts Visa, MasterCard, and American Express.

Thursdays are free to the public. Museum members always get free admission — become a member now!


Free admission every Thursday is made possible by The Moody Foundation.

Third Thursday lead media sponsor: Univision

Media sponsor: Grande Communications