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Elisabet Ney Museum

304 E 44th St, Austin, TX 78751 (Hyde Park)
512 458 2255
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Ranked #56 of 183 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Elisabet Ney was a sculptor; free spirit and intellectual. Many of her preliminary works done in plaster are displayed in the museum as sculpting was (is?) a three part process. First; clay. Second; plaster. Finally the piece would be done in marble. There is plenty of parking. The docent was very friendly and even suggested a book "The Art of... More

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Austin Texas
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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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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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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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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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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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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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