Blanton Museum of Art Grounds Redesign

AUSTIN, TX—January 12, 2020—The Blanton Museum of Art at The University of Texas at Austin announces plans for its comprehensive grounds redesign. The new grounds initiative will unify and revitalize the museum campus, which is approximately 200,000 square feet and contains two buildings and Ellsworth Kelly’s Austin, through architectural and landscape improvements. The project is led by acclaimed international design firm Snøhetta and will feature the first major public mural commission by noted Cuban-American artist Carmen Herrera.


Virtual Groundbreaking Celebration on February 18th, 2021

This free, completely online celebration kicks off construction of the new museum grounds! Learn about new architectural features, performance spaces, landscaping, and more. Register for virtual groundbreaking celebration here

Location Austin, TX, USA
Date Completed 2023
Design Architect Snøhetta
Local Lead Architect Architexas
Local Landscape Architect Co’Design
Client Blanton Museum of Art
Type Museums + Cultural Institutions
size200,000 ft2 / 18,580 m2
Status Built

L'Observatoire Intl Team
Principal Hervé Descottes
Project Leader Carlos Garcia
Project Team Ellisrael Daing Esteban Varas Jenny Ivansson Sai Lyu
Photo Credits Courtesy of Blanton Museum of Art, L'Observatoire International