Thursday, April 30, 2015

Art in Austin

Austin has so many fantastic art galleries, and street art abounds. You can always wander the streets and take in the scene, but if you're looking for a more structured sight-seeing opportunity or a fun way to beat the heat, there are some great museums!
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The Blanton Museum of Art at the University of Texas at Austin is full of European paintings, American contemporary art, prints,and drawings. It's a fun (and air-conditioned) cultural activity when you're looking for a break from outdoor activities. 

The Hope Outdoor Gallery (or the Austin Graffiti Park) is full of professional and amateur works of graffiti art. You'll see memorials, impressive spray-paintings, and secret messages meant for just one person. It's fun to explore, and you can bring a can of spray paint to make your own mark while you're there.  

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The Mexic-Arte Museum is a fine arts museum dedicated to community enrichment through the presentation and promotion of traditional and contemporary Mexican and Latino art and culture. If your'e in Austin, it's a fun stop, and the collections change frequently so there's a lot to explore. Make it an AWESOME day by combining a trip to this museum with a taco crawl!

This list is short, and it's certainly not comprehensive. You could spend day visiting galleries and museums in this city. For a full, curated list, check out Art Austin. Have fun!

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