Reimagined. Refreshed. Recreated.

Austin’s art museum has changed, and we invite you to experience it in a completely new way. From the moment you step onto our revitalized grounds, you’ll feel the difference — how the artistic spirit inside the Blanton’s galleries has been extended throughout the museum’s outdoor areas. From the elegant petals that stretch to the big Texas sky, to the colorful native plantings, to bold immersive art installations, the Blanton grounds welcomes you in like never before!

Our new grounds initiative was designed to unify and revitalize the Blanton campus — which is approximately 200,000 square feet and contains two buildings and Austin by Ellsworth Kelly — through architectural and landscape improvements and art. We’re delighted to have worked on the project with the acclaimed international design firm Snøhetta; we’re especially proud that lead architects Craig Dykers, John Newman, and Elaine Molinar are UT Austin alumni. Hook ’em!

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200,000 ft2 / 18,580 m2



Date Completed


Project Leader


Esteban VarasJenny Ivansson

Ellisrael Daing

Sai Lyu

Photo Credit

Courtesy of Blanton Museum of Art