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Spend the Holidays Exploring UT

Captivating art, historical exploration and elite sporting events await campus visitors as UT closes out 2014. Plus, tips on the best photo ops. Plan your visit!

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Students have turned in final exams and are heading home for the holidays, but rush to the Forty Acres if you want to peek into the past, soak in some art or cheer on a team.

Winter break gives visitors the perfect opportunity to explore campus and check out museums without the normal hustle-and-bustle of campus life. From eye-catching art and historic relics to elite sporting competitions and inspiring scenery, The University of Texas at Austin’s campus provides perfect holiday outings.

Click the headings and images below for details on how to enjoy the Forty Acres during the winter break, or use the Self-Guided Tour on Foursquare and the Hoofin’ It Around Campus map on Pinterest to explore campus.






Click the image for details on UT’s art offerings. Top to bottom: Landmarks Public Art, the Blanton Museum of Art and the Harry Ransom Center.


LBJ's limo, a diorama at the Texas Memorial Museum, and the Gutenberg Bible



Click the image for details on exploring history and science on campus. Top to bottom: LBJ Presidential Library, Texas Memorial Museum and Harry Ransom Center.






Click the image for details on Texas Athletics events on campus for the rest of 2014.



Photo Ops



Click the image for suggestions on the best UT photo ops.

Sounds Like Texas exhibit at Austin airport.


Music at the Airport

If you’re catching a flight from Austin to visit friends and family during the holidays, be sure to stop by the “Sounds Like Texas” music archives from the Briscoe Center on display between gates 7 and 11.

The exhibit highlights the musical history of the Lone Star State with albums, photos, correspondence, poster and other memorabilia from Austin clubs, the Kerrville Festival, Tejano music, blues, country, rock ‘n’ roll, songwriters, and, of course, Willie Nelson.