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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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Kids Won't Love It

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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
samomma
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San Antonio, TX
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San Antonio, TX
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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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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27 reviews 27 reviews
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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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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Wonderful place to visit. So much history! We really enjoyed the tour of the exhibits and the home. The mansion itself is something to see. Perfectly designed for the sculptors needs. The grounds are kept very natural and it is easy to imagine how Austin looked back then. It is free with free parking on the street. They even had... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

When we first pulled up to Hyde Park, the beautiful neoclassical mansion seemed abandoned and surrounded by wild, natural landscaping seemingly untended. It turns out that that is the way the artist liked it and inside you can see pictures of the studio from 100 years earlier with the landscape looking quite the same. We parked to the side of... More 

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Austin, Texas
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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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13 helpful votes 13 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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