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This dramatic space with its soaring 50-foot ceiling and spectacular skylights serves as the centerpiece of the museum. Whether you wish to host a black-tie dinner or a grand reception, the Rapoport Atrium will make a lasting impression on every attendee. Rental of this space includes access to galleries on the first floor of the Michener Gallery Building except during exhibition installation.

The Blanton provides a list of approved caterers who have extensive experience working with the museum’s facilities and procedures. Our experienced Special Events staff can also recommend other vendors from our preferred list, to help you create an unforgettable event.

Additionally, The Mezzanine in the Smith Building is available and ideal for use as a reception space in conjunction with an auditorium program. It features beautiful views of the Faulkner Plaza and the Michener Gallery Building.

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Permitted Uses Special Event, Screening, Meeting
Disciplines Dance, Music, Theatre, Film
Restrictions On Use No food or drink is permitted in the galleries, No fundraising or political events are permitted at the Blanton Museum of Art, no red wine and no open flames permitted.


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How To Book

If you are interested in hosting an event and would like further information, please contact the Special Events Department at (512) 475-6516 or (512) 471-8698. Email inquiries may be sent to

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Rental Policy Tables, chairs, and other rental equipment are not included in rental pricing.
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Space Features Column-free, Air-conditioned, Heated
Technology Cell service, WiFi
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Seating capacity 150
Seating Flexible seating

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Lighting Fluorescent, Natural lighting/windows
Furniture Chairs, Tables
Amenities Kitchen/pantry, Private restroom, Telephone in space
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Special Event - $5,000 - -
Screening - $5,000 - -
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Special Event - $4,000 - -
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This space was last updated on Thursday, December 18, 2014 at 11:01AM