Blanton Museum of Art
- Type: Museums
- Time to Spend: 2 hours to Half Day
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Sheltered by the University of Texas campus, the Blanton Museum of Art a must-see for any art enthusiast. Formerly known as the University Art Museum, Blanton is the largest university art museum in the country and home to the largest private collection of master works in the United States, including many Renaissance and baroque pieces by renowned artists such as Rubens and Poussin. The Blanton Museum of Art also features an impressive spattering of 20th- and 21st-century artwork as well as a sizeable collection of contemporary Latin-American art.
Sitting across the street from the Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum, the Blanton Museum of Art is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (open late on every third Thursday) and Sunday afternoons. The museum is closed during university holidays, so check the school calendar before heading over. If you're looking for a bargain, visit this museum on Thursdays when it's free. Usually admission is about $9 for adults (free for children 12 and under). For more information, visit the museum's website.