Plan your Visit


Closed for the Summer
Our fall exhibitions will open September 25.


Free and Open to the Public 


We're currently closed for the summer.

Tuesday – Friday 10am – 5pm
Saturday Noon – 5pm
Sunday / Monday Closed 

Getting Here

Visual Arts Center
The University of Texas at Austin
Art Building
2300 Trinity St
Austin, Texas 78712

Maps & Directions

map of Visual Arts Center and surrounding buildings

map of Visual Arts Center and relevant spaces within the Art Building

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Paid parking is available in two garages near the VAC—the San Jacinto Garage (closest) and the Manor Garage—as well as in metered spots along Dean Keaton St between San Jacinto Blvd and Red River St. All street parking on campus requires a university permit at all times.

Public Transportation

The VAC is accessible via Austin’s public bus system. Use the Trip Planner on the CapMetro website to determine the best route and departure/arrival times. 

Bikes and Scooters

Bike racks are located on the northeast corner of San Jacinto Blvd & 23rd St (aka Deloss Dodds Way). An Austin BCycle docking station, as well as dockless scooters, can also be found at that location. The VAC may be accessed via the entrance to the Art Building at the top of the steps adjacent to the bike racks.


Exhibitions and programs at the Visual Arts Center are wheelchair accessible. If you have any accommodation needs based on disability, please email or call 512/ 471–3713 at least five (5) business days in advance.

Group Tours

You may schedule a free, staff-led group tour of the VAC’s current exhibitions. Please email or call 512/ 471–3713 to schedule a tour.

Gallery Etiquette

  • Smoking is not permitted anywhere in the building, including in the courtyard.
  • Backpacks, food and drinks are not permitted in the galleries; these items may be left at the front desk during your visit.
  • Photography is permitted in the galleries; visitors may also draw and take notes using pencils.
  • Strollers are permitted in the galleries.

More to Explore

When visiting the Visual Arts Center, you may also want to consider these other campus arts destinations:

Courtyard Gallery
Blanton Museum of Art
Art Galleries at Black Studies
Benson Latin American Collection
Harry Ransom Center

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