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Elisabet Ney Museum

Neighborhood: Hyde Park
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Address: 304 E 44th St, Austin, TX 78751
Phone Number: 512 458 2255
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Description: Sculptor Elisabeth Ney spent the last years of her life working in this...
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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This house and the artist's story were fascinating.

We had an amazing docent who gave us an incredibly detailed account of Elizabet Ney's life and sculpture. There were just 4 of us so it was a very intimate and personalized tour... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 3, 2015
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Sarasota, Florida
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Sarasota, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

We had an amazing docent who gave us an incredibly detailed account of Elizabet Ney's life and sculpture. There were just 4 of us so it was a very intimate and personalized tour. The docent was very knowledgable. I am intrigued by this artist's life and looking forward to reading one of the books based on her life. The house... More 

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Austin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

The Elisabet Ney Museum is the stunning studio where Ney made many of her later works! She was also an entertainer and activist! The museum is free as is the tour. The building itself looks more like a castle than a home, and is surrounded by flowers! the inside is very grand with the elegant loft and spiral staircase. The... More 

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

Elisabet Ney lived and worked in this small, stone castle style building in the Hyde Park district of Austin. She and her husband purchased the property and built this home to their own specifications. It is restored so you feel that you are standing inside a working studio. Access to the second floor and third floor living and writing areas... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

If you are on your own historical tour of Austin, then this slightly out of the way place will help tie some loose ends together. Elisabet arrived at the right time in Austin. If you have been to the Capitol itself, then you have seen two of her marble statue works prominently displayed before entering the Rotunda. And, if you... More 

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San Antonio, TX
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

The building and history of the artist and her husband are very interesting. The actual artwork is good but not displayed in a way that really does it justice. This will only take you 30 to 45 minutes tops to go through. The grounds are pretty but there are often homeless people camped out by the creek.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

I was looking for new places in Austin on a Saturday and came across this gem. The home gives a gluons of what life in Austin was like in the 1800's. A Elisabeth was a progressive woman in her time. It is great to see her work and how she broke the typical stereotype of a woman in the 1800's.

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Austin, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015 via mobile

Read up on Elizabeth before you go. It will help you understand the cleverness of her. Don't forget to go up on the roof....her favorite place to sleep. Was the women who always wore pants really a spy? Maybe the docents know!

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Las Cruces, New Mexico, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

My husband and I made a quick stop to just see where it was and what was around. The building is beautiful and the grounds would be beautiful if they were maintained. When trying to enter the museum we found it locked even thought the hours on the door stated it was open. We will not be returning.

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Only Elisabet's fascinating story comes close to the fascinating museum that used to be her Austin studio. The curator is doing a wonderful job crafting community events in and on the beautiful grounds, too.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

I really enjoyed our short visit to the Elisabet Ney Museum. The sculpture is certainly fine, for its time and style, but the house/castle and its furnishings are fascinating. Good museum staff, too....

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