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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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Eccentric museum for an eccentric lady.

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 14, 2015
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Austin, United States
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Austin, United States
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48 reviews 48 reviews
25 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
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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43 reviews 43 reviews
16 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
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
16 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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88 reviews 88 reviews
15 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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Top Contributor
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37 attraction reviews
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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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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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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57 reviews 57 reviews
25 attraction reviews
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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Nashville, Tennessee
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11 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
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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