Accessibility & Amenities

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Accessibility & Amenities

The Blanton is for everyone.

Recognizing the diversity of the general public’s abilities and needs, we offer services to ensure the museum and its collections are accessible to all. We encourage you to contact our Visitor Services team at 512.471.5482 for more information or alternatively via email at info@blantonmuseum.org. If a specific accommodation is required, please call at least 2 weeks prior to your visit.

Parking & Museum Entrance

Paid parking is available for persons with disabilities in all garages for a fee. $4 discounted parking is available at the Brazos Garage: Present your ticket for payment at the Visitor Services Desk.  Credit and debit card only (no cash).

The Trinity Garage is three blocks from the museum on the corner of MLK and Trinity and is the closest UT Garage to the museum if the Brazos Garage is full. More information on UT parking garage access for visitors with disabilities can be found here.

Please note that there is no parking in either the Trinity or Brazos garages on UT home football game days. On home volleyball game days, the Brazos Garage will charge a prepaid $15 cash admission fee.

For more information on parking please call us on 512.471.5482 during opening hours. Alternatively, email info@blantonmuseum.org.

Main Entrance

During construction of the museum’s grounds, the only pathway to the entrance of the museum is located off of Brazos Street.  This pathway to the entrance of the Blanton is wheelchair accessible. Visitors are welcome to drop off guests at the corner of Brazos Street and Jester Circle, and then cross Brazos via a crosswalk and sidewalk to the pathway. Visitors arriving from The University of Texas Campus may access the Blanton along a temporary pathway in front of the Jester Center on Speedway to Brazos Street, where they can then cross Brazos Street via a crosswalk and sidewalk to the pathway to the museum entrance.

Detailed navigation text is found in this section.

Visit our construction updates page for information.

Click above to view a downloadable PDF of map.

Accessible Drop-Off

During construction of the museum’s grounds, please call the Visitor Services Desk at 512.471.5482 if you need assistance dropping off a visitor.

Directions to Museum Entrance

Directions from Brazos Garage:

-Locate north Ground Floor Entrance/Exit
-Exit north and proceed forward until you reach Jester Circle south sidewalk
-Turn left onto sidewalk and follow west across Brazos St.
-After crossing street, turn left onto Brazos St. west sidewalk and proceed south
-Turn right at opening of construction fence and head west through temporary corridor
-Veer left at corridor split and follow columned arcade south
-Main entrance will be on your left, midway down the building

Directions from MLK Jr. Blvd, north of Brazos Street:

-Head east on north sidewalk of MLK Jr. Boulevard and cross Brazos St.
-Turn left onto Brazos St. east sidewalk and proceed north
-Cross left at Brazos St. and Jester Circle intersection
-After crossing street, turn left onto Brazos St. west sidewalk and proceed south.
-Turn right at opening of construction fence and head west through temporary corridor
-Veer left at corridor split and follow columned arcade south
Main entrance will be on your left, midway down the building

Directions from MLK Jr. Blvd, south of Brazos Street:

-Head west on north side of MLK Jr. Boulevard and turn right onto Brazos St. east sidewalk
-Head north and cross left at Brazos St. and Jester Circle intersection
-After crossing street, turn left onto Brazos St. west sidewalk and proceed south
-Turn right at opening of construction fence and head west through temporary corridor
-Veer left at corridor split and follow columned arcade south
-Main entrance will be on your left, midway down the building

Directions from Speedway:

-Head south on Speedway
-Veer left at construction fence dead end and follow temporary pathway
-Follow pathway east and then south
-Turn left onto Jester Circle north sidewalk
-Cross right at Jester Circle and Brazos Street intersection
-Follow Brazos Street west sidewalk and proceed south
-Turn right at opening of construction fence and head west through temporary corridor.
-Veer left at corridor split and follow columned arcade south
-Main entrance will be on your left, midway down the building

Restrooms

Restrooms for all genders and visitors with limited mobility can be accessed on the ground floor of the Michener building, across from the Visitor Services Desk. Baby-changing facilities are also accessible in these locations. Ask a member of our Visitors Services team or a Gallery Assistant for help locating them or refer to our map here.

Visitors with Families

  • Changing tables are located in all restrooms; there are no restrooms or changing areas on the second floor.
  • Bags larger than 11 x 15 inches, including diaper bags, are not allowed in the galleries. Lockers are available on the ground floor.
  • No baby backpacks or large-framed child carriers, please. Soft frontpacks and strollers are allowed in the museum.
  • No snacks, drinks, or toys are allowed in the galleries.
  • Some art in the museum contains content or ideas of an adult nature. If you are visiting with small children, feel free to ask our Visitor Services team or Gallery Assistants for further information about adult content in the galleries.
  • If you have questions, please call the Visitor Services Desk at 512-471-5482.

Service Animals

  • Only service animals are permitted in the building. In accordance with The University of Texas at Austin’s policy, “service animal must have been trained as a service animal in the work or tasks directly related to the person’s disability.” We ask that service animals are harnessed, leashed, or tethered to their accompanying individual. An individual with a service animal in training may also enter the building, subject to meeting the requirements in section VII.C of UT’s policy.
  • Emotional support animals are not permitted inside any university buildings. The University of Texas at Austin’s policy specifies, “An emotional support animal is permitted on campus grounds and to accompany an individual into his or her University assigned residence in accordance with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. However, a support animal is not allowed to accompany the individual into his or her residential dining center or into any other University building.”

Read The University of Texas at Austin’s policy in full here.

Useful Maps

“Austin” Mobile Audio Tour

We’re pleased to offer a cellphone tour for visitors to Ellsworth Kelly’s Austin. Learn more about the tour here.

Website Accessibility

We believe that our website meets or exceeds the UT Web Accessibility Policy. If you are a person with a disability and have trouble using our web site, please send us an email at webmaster@blantonmuseum.org.

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