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San Antonio Museum of Art

200 West Jones Ave., San Antonio, TX 78215
+1 210-978-8100
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Ranked #14 of 135 Attractions in San Antonio
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums, Museums
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
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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 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. Visit our website for admission pricing and more information. Free general admission every Tuesday 4 - 9 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m.- noon
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102 reviews 102 reviews
36 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

No way to really take everything in during one visit. We thoroughly enjoyed the Matisse collection when it was here. Look forward to returning many times to enjoy this beautiful art museum. Tuesday afternoon is free admission. The cafe was closed down during our visit with no reopen date. Hope that changes soon. This place should be on the 'to... More

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Columbia, Missouri
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18 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Spent 90 minutes in the Egyptian, Greek, and Roman collections, which are superb. Nice but small Japanese collection. Other collections small and kind of random. Nothing from medieval Europe. Very comfortable building with lots of places to stop and sit.

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Oliver, Canada
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11 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

If you are an art lover, or even it you're not, this museum is worth a visit. The permanent exhibitions are superb. The layout is nice and it is good to see great use being made of the old brewery building. It is easy to get to via the riverwalk from downtown or on public transit.

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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242 helpful votes 242 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

The San Antonio Museum of Art is at the far northern end of the Riverwalk, housed in an old brewery. The real highlight is the Latin American art collection, really great galleries of pre-Columbian art, and colonial and modern Mexican art. Don't miss the Diego Rivera exhibit and the Chinese porcelains. The contemporary, Asian, Islamic, and ancient art collections are... More

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37 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Beautiful building and very nice collections. Don't miss the ancient Greek and Roman rooms. We had a very windy docent so it sort of tainted our thinking on this one.

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Bismarck, North Dakota
16 reviews 16 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

On the edge of downtown, the location is not quite central. And while it's not very big, we spent a pleasant 90 minutes, which let us spend some time in every room. No one is going to visit San Antonio just for this museum, but it was nice addition to my trip.

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San Antonio, Texas
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Got here and went straight to the Diego Rivera paintings and took my time enjoying the art. The art in this room will not disappoint. Nice areas to seat and admire at all the art. The museum it self has lots to offer the displays are worth a visit. The are a few ways to get to the museum walk,... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Need some time to recharge, ponder, think, wonder, wander, and explore the arts. This a great shot to do all the above. A real tip is that it is on free Sunday before noon and Tuesday evening. We capped off with short walk along the Riverwalk.

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Mobile, Alabama
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66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

I spent an afternoon alone exploring all the floors. The Egyptian collection and Tiffany candlesticks were a personal favorite. Pictures are allowed in the permanent display galleries... thumbs up!

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Brooks, Canada
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

It was okay - some interesting displays but alot of the same art. How much pottery does one want to see in a day? It was a nice break from biking down the River and a great place to cool down and relax. There's a 2 for 1 coupons and free days of admission.

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