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Elisabet Ney Museum

304 E 44th St, Austin, TX 78751 (Hyde Park)
512 458 2255
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Ranked #60 of 179 attractions in Austin
Type: Art Museums
Description: Sculptor Elisabeth Ney spent the last years of her life working in this building, which still contains some of her most beautiful sculpted pieces.
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Austin Texas
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46 reviews 46 reviews
20 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2013

After 12 years in Austin it took visitors to Austin to see this amazing little museum.. There is so much to see and learn. And no cost. Donations are welcome. If you have seen it all and missed the Ney you need to visit the Ney.. Check when it is open since I think there are doing renovations at the... More

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Nashville, Tennessee
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53 reviews 53 reviews
8 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2013

Elisabeth Ney sculpted one of King Ludwig's statues in Germany. I was stunned when I saw this museum's collection of work. The Museum for Women in the Arts in Washington, DC needs some of her pieces! The detailing of the work is amazing. The museum is small enough that you can get close enough to appreciate her work.

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Austin, Texas
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7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

This is the former home of a working scuptor who has done some monumnetal pieces. It provides insight into how she worked, and what her life was like. Reminds me of my maternal grandmother, but she painted china.

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Temple, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2012

A picture of Austin that is different. I have seen some of Elisabet Ney's work in Germany and it is cool to see where it came from! The museum is compact and easy to enjoy. Very few people know it is there.

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Austin, Texas, United States
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65 reviews 65 reviews
13 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2012

This is the home and studio of a unique sculptor who was also a unique woman. It's interesting, although not spectacular. It was a home to live in and a studio to work in. It's only a couple of miles north of the UT campus.

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Edmonton, Canada
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44 reviews 44 reviews
8 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2012

I have been going there since forever, and it is MUCH improved!!! so wonderful that they did save the place. They are restoring the grounds now, as well. the tour guide was excellent. I reccommend that anyone who would like to learn about an exceptionally interesting person and her eccentric home should check it out!!

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Austin TX
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64 reviews 64 reviews
18 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2012

Great history here. Very Austin. Well done and interesting. Even folks who aren't normally interested in "art museums" seem to enjoy it. My 2 year old granddaughter even enjoyed it. Good teaching time!

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Austin, TX
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2012

Be sure to get an in-person tour. This woman was far beyond her time.

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Fort Worth, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2012

I am so happy I decided to make a visit to this museum--it was my favorite thing I did in Austin. The museum is in Elisabet Ney's studio, which is surrounded by wildflowers. The building is beautiful and intimate, and it's a rare experience to walk around creaky wooden floors surrounded by such extraordinary sculptures.

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Terre Haute, IN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2012

On a trip to Austin in late December 2010/early January 2011 to visit our daughter, we took her one afternoon to the wonderful Elisabet Ney Museum in a strange old house at the north end of the Hyde Park neighborhood north of the U of Texas campus. The house and the art it contains tell a fascinating tale of a... More

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