A visit to the University of Texas at Austin (UT) is a must if you want to explore the history and tradition of the Lone Star State. Two miles from the State Capitol and north of downtown Austin, the UT campus goes beyond academics and offers programs and cultural enrichment to all members of the community. At UT, you will be pleased to discover an assortment of art galleries, libraries, and museums for you to explore and enjoy.
Blanton Museum of Art
The Blanton Museum of Art offers visitors the opportunity to experience the great masters of the 19th century and the genius of todayâ€™s contemporary artists. From minimalist to the provocative, the Blantonâ€™s collection of American and Contemporary Art offers over 4,000 paintings for you to view and enjoy. The museum also offers a series of circulating exhibitions featuring works from regional artists and masterpieces from artists such as Claude Monet and Edgar Degas.
Texas Natural Science Center
Located on the UT campus, the Texas Natural Science Center houses the Texas Memorial Museum, the nationally ranked Vertebrate and Paleontology Laboratory, the Non-vertebrate Paleontology Laboratory, and the Texas Natural History Collections. Each section of the Center provides visitors with access to educational events an programs such as Fossil Fun Day, where children can ask paleontologists questions about dinosaurs or Fright at the Museum, a Halloween event exploring the scary, spooky side of nature â€“ donâ€™t forget to dish up your serving of bugs kids can eat!
The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History
For the Texas and American history enthusiast, the Dolph Briscoe Center for American history will amaze you with its collection of artifacts, documents, and images. Of the numerous exhibits and collections at the Center, you will find handwritten accounts of the 1863 Battle of Galveston Bay and the 1800s Civil War Diary of Colonel Charles Andersonâ€™s wife Kitty.