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Guide to Austin Museums

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The city of Austin is home to a myriad of cultural centers and museums that not only preserve history but highlight what makes the capital city great for many generations to come. 

This is your one-stop-shop for Austin museums!

📷 Evelyn Garcia for UNATION

One of Austin’s most notable museums, the Blanton Museum of Art is home to internationally known works of art, exhibits, and events.

🗓 MON | CLOSED
🗓 TUE–THUR | 10AM–5PM
🗓 FRI | 10AM–8PM
🗓 SAT | 11AM–5PM
🗓 SUN | 1PM–5PM

📍 200 E Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Austin, TX 78712  

A source of Latinx art and culture collections since the eighties. Mexic-Arte lies in the heart of Austin for all to visit and shop at.

🗓 MON–THUR | 10AM–6PM
🗓 FRI–SAT | 10AM–5PM
🗓 SUN | 12PM–5PM

📍 419 Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78701 

The official museum of the state of Texas carries exhibits that made the lone star state not only memorable but historically significant.

🗓 WED–SUN | 10AM–5PM

📍 1800 Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78701 

📷 Charles Bogel

Honoring President Lyndon B. Johnson, this library stands on top of the University of Texas and provides a place for study, reflection, and an Oval Office replica. 

🗓MON–FRI | 9AM–4 PM

📍 2313 Red River St, Austin, TX 78705 

Emulating the dime museums popularized by the likes of PT Barnum, Austin’s own museum of weird contains oddities and curiosities.

 

🗓 MON–SUN | 10AM–7PM

📍 412 E 6th St, Austin, TX 78701 

THE AUSTIN MUSEUM OF POPULAR CULTURE IS CURRENTLY A VIRTUAL MUSEUM. Keep a an eye out though! Live music, events and exhibitions will be headed your way in the near future! Please check the website for any updates.

Pop Culture comes to life at this museum. Collecting the old and the new, the South Austin Museum of Popular Culture allows visitors to understand the influences on the unique culture of Austin.

 

🗓 THUR–SUN | 1PM–6PM

📍 6416 N Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78752 

This nationally recognized gallery was founded in the 70s and helped develop the lives and careers of over the 1900 artists it has had the chance to exhibit and present.

🗓 TUES–FRI | 10AM–6PM
🗓 SAT | 12PM–6PM

📍 1710 Lavaca St, Austin, TX 78701 

Named after Charles Umlauf, this garden preserves his work alongside pieces of art belonging to his influences and contemporaries.

🗓 TUE–FRI | 10AM–4PM
🗓 SAT–SUN | 11AM–4PM

 

📍 605 Azie Morton Rd, Austin, TX 78704 

A combination of outdoor and indoor exhibits, The Contemporary Austin’s mission reflects the dream of interweaving modern art with modern life.

 

🗓 TUES-SAT | 11AM-7PM
🗓 SUN | 12PM-5PM

📍 700 Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78701 

Celebrating the historic home of German artist Elizabeth Ney who moved to Austin in the 1880s, this museum works to highlight her sculptures, history, and legacy.

🗓 WED–SUN | 12PM–5PM
🗓 MON–TUE | CLOSED

📍 304 E 44th St, Austin, TX 78751 

Home to a space where the global work of black people can be recorded and celebrated, the George Washington Carver Museum pursues their mission by storytelling and exhibits.

🗓 MON–FRI | 10AM–6PM
🗓 THUR | 10AM–9PM
🗓 SAT | 10AM–4PM
📍 1165 Angelina St, Austin, TX 78702

More Austin Museums

Harry Ransom Center

Located right on the University of Texas at Austin campus, The Harry Ransom Center provides research and visiting opportunities to their collection of over 1 million books, manuscripts, photographs, and works of art.

🗓 MON–FRI | 10AM–5PM
🗓 THUR | 10AM–7PM
🗓 SAT–SUN | 12PM–5PM
📍 300 W 21st St, Austin, TX 78712

Mondo Gallery

This permanent art space hosts rotating exhibits known for their opening nights and influence by pop culture.

🗓 TUE–SAT | 12PM–6PM
🗓 MON–SUN | CLOSED
📍 4115 Guadalupe St, Austin, TX 78751

Yard Dog

Whether it’s fine, pop, or folk, the Yard Dog prides itself in showcasing southern history through various mediums.

🗓 FRI | 12PM–4PM
🗓 SAT | 12PM–5PM
📍 916 Springdale Road Building 2, #103B, Austin, TX 78702

Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center

This center preserves and highlights the arts of Latinx and Mexican American cultures by hosting center and city wide events outside their regular exhibit hours.

🗓 MON–THUR | 10AM–6PM
🗓 FRI | 10AM–5:30PM
🗓 SAT | 12PM–4PM
📍 600 River St, Austin, TX 78701

 

Visit Austin Museums Today!

Whether you live in Austin, or if you’re just visiting, the various museums capture the essence of the city that is a must-see. 

Be sure to visit these places and tag @StuffToDoInAustin on Facebook and Instagram in all your photos so we can follow along on your Austin Museums’ adventures!

For more awesome places to check out in the Capital City be sure to download the UNATION app. 

Evelyn Garcia

Evelyn Garcia

Evelyn is a blogger for the Stuff to Do in Austin City Guide. For more insight on the best events and things to do in the Austin area, download the UNATION app and follow @StufftoDoinAustin on Instagram and Facebook.

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