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Elisabet Ney Museum

304 E 44th St, Austin, TX 78751 (Hyde Park)
512 458 2255
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Ranked #47 of 182 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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31 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction 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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37 helpful votes 37 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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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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16 helpful votes 16 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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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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