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San Antonio Museum of Art

200 West Jones Ave., San Antonio, TX 78215 (Downtown)
210 978 8100
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As featured in 3 days in San Antonio
Ranked #17 of 197 attractions in San Antonio
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: The San Antonio Museum of Art is housed in a historic brewery along the banks of the Museum Reach of the Riverwalk. SAMA offers important permanent... more » Owner description: The San Antonio Museum of Art is housed in a historic brewery along the banks of the Museum Reach of the Riverwalk. SAMA offers important permanent collections of Egyptian, Greek and Roman antiquities, Asian art, Latin American art, contemporary art and American paintings. The museum offers a variety of programs and a cafe. Our admission prices are: Members - free. Adults - $10 Seniors 65+ - $7 Students and Military (with ID) - $5 Children 12 and under - free. Our free hours every week are: Tuesdays from 4 - 9 p.m. and Sundays from 10 a.m.- noon « less
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Houston, Texas
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32 reviews 32 reviews
11 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

I've been to SAMA several times and always enjoy it, but I really wanted to point out what a wonderful job they did with the Matisse exhibit. He is one of my favorites and SAMA displayed his work and his story beautifully.

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Schertz, Texas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Wonderful display of Henri Matise work. Enjoyed many hours seeing the world through his eyes. Free admission on Specific days...check website.

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San Antonio
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39 reviews 39 reviews
11 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

You must go see the Matiisse exhibit. Exhibit includes 100 Pieces on loan from Baltimore until September. Paintings and Drawings from different decades of Matisse's life. The Yellow Dress, and large Reclining Nude are here to see! Tourist or local San Antonian you must go! Go on Sunday if you can before Noon. Regular admission is free before noon sunday... More

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Tallahassee, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Our trip to San Antonio was greatly enhanced by the visit to SAMA. We were lucky enough to be there the week that the Matisse exhibit opened and thoroughly enjoyed it. What a great story about the Baker sisters from Baltimore, friends of the Steins, and loyal Matisse collectors beginning in the 1920s. We were there on Sunday morning to... More

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Appleton, Wisconsin
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69 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

My wife found out that the museum was free from 4-9pm on Tuesdays and that was the day we were walking around San Antonio so we decided to go and check it out. Like most museums there is a lot of ancient stuff to look at. I like that sort of thing and thought the museum was pretty good.

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Corpus Christi, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Just a fantastic museum, in a great location, with wonderful traveling exhibits. The staff is great-educational opportunites second to none. Great museum with a laid back attitude that I adore. Matisse was fabulous. Thank you for all who make this a beacon for all of us from surrounding areas. Love it! Coming back again and again.

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Lampasas, Texas
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24 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Nice museum in part of the old Lone Star Brewery. My daughter always asks how come there are no Museums in Texas like New York and Chicago, she's young. This is a step in the right direction. I'd like to see more added and it expanded over time. It would need to be expanded to bring me back, but it... More

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

This is an excellent art museum. Spent over one half of a day there and did not see it all. The staff was very pleasant and helpful.

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San Antonio, Texas
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75 reviews 75 reviews
14 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

The SAMoA was the last museum I visited in San Antonio, but it was definitely worth the wait. The collection here is just unlike anything else I've ever seen, and the layout makes for one of the best museum environments anywhere. There is a wide variety of items and artifacts here, so there is almost certainly something to suit every... More

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Boerne, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Several friends and I had a wonderful docent-led tour last week of the summer splash of color at the Matisse Exhibit in the San Antonio Museum of Art, located along banks of the lovely Riverwalk, near downtown San Antonio. It was a memorable visit of nearly 100 Masterpieces from a well-known Matisse Collection. Be sure and go soon............... it ends... More

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