For an artsy afternoon ranging from Alice Neel to Peter Paul Rubens, take in the medieval and contemporary masterpieces in a setting where the art goes from the outside in: the Blanton Museum of Fine Art in the University of Texas at Austin, — part of a burgeoning Museums District, sandwiched between the architectural triumph that is the State Capitol Building and the University of Texas. Experts consider the venue among the richest, most profound university collection of art in the country. Long domiciled in a campus building of little note, the collection preens for crowds in its newly built Spanish Colonial Revival building. To play it Austin cool, attend one of the museum’s weekly B-Scene events, ranging from jazz concerts to exhibition openings.

200 E Martin Luther King Blvd.
512-471-7324
www.blantonmuseum.org

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