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Galleries & Museums

Visual Arts Center

Situated in the Department of Art and Art History, the Visual Arts Center (VAC) provides pivotal exhibition and research space, and serves as a creative hub in the university’s active arts community. Within its five gallery spaces, the VAC exhibits new work commissioned from established national and international artists, as well as the work of talented students just entering into their professional artistic careers.

Courtyard Gallery

The Courtyard Gallery is an exhibition space within the university’s AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center that features artwork by alumni of the Department of Art and Art History.

Creative Research Lab

Between 2001 and 2010, the Creative Research Lab (CRL) was the Department of Art and Art History’s site for contemporary art and design, providing a year-round schedule of exhibitions and community programming by students, faculty, and alumni. The CRL closed in conjunction with the launch of the department’s Visual Arts Center, but today a record of its exhibitions and programs is archived at utcrl.org.

Landmarks Public Art Program

Landmarks is the public art program of The University of Texas at Austin and includes work by more than 40 artists. Its projects are located throughout the main campus and comprise sculpture, two-dimensional works, installations, projections, and videos. Works that are part of the Landmarks Video series play in the west atrium of the Art Building.

Warfield Center Galleries

The Warfield Center Galleries (The Christian-Green Gallery and The IDEA Lab) are extensions of the John L. Warfield Center for African & African American Studies at The University of Texas at Austin and present exhibitions of scholarly and creative work that seeks to foster social justice for people of African descent around the world.

Blanton Museum of Art

The Blanton Museum of Art at The University of Texas is one of the foremost university art museums in the country and has the largest and most comprehensive collection of art in Central Texas. The Blanton’s permanent collection of more than 17,000 works is recognized for its European paintings, an encyclopedic collection of prints and drawings, and modern and contemporary American and Latin American art.

Harry Ransom Center

The Ransom Center is an internationally renowned humanities research library and museum at The University of Texas at Austin. Its extensive collections provide unique insight into the creative process of writers and artists, deepening our understanding and appreciation of literature, photography, film, art, and the performing arts. Visitors engage with the center’s collections through research and study, exhibitions, publications, and a rich variety of program offerings including readings, talks, symposia, and film screenings.