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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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Ranked #17 of 204 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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Florida City, Florida
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

Enjoyed the full Matisse exhibition..it's near the Riverwalk but not in the heart of the action..be prepared for a long but well lit and safe walk to get to the best part of the Riverwalk.

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

Who knew that there would be four floors of fine art in an architectural masterpiece (renovated brewery) on the River in San Antonio, Texas? The artifacts and works of art are amazing. The collections are well organized and beautifully displayed. Docents are knowledgeable and entertaining. Can't say enough favorable things about it. Additionally, the San Antonio Museum of Art is... More

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Houston, Texas
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55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

Not the largest or most diverse collection we have seen, but a good selection particularly of Latin American, contemporary art and works from our early years as a country. Worth a visit

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Green Valley, Arizona
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41 reviews 41 reviews
8 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

No, this isn't a great museum like the Met, Art Institute, or National Gallery, but it has a very interesting and varied collection from Ancient Greek, Egyptian and Roman to moderns. The thing we particularly liked was the descriptive cards with the exhibits. They didn't just identify the art, they told you something about it to help you understand it... More

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San Antonio, Texas
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65 reviews 65 reviews
23 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

This new venue in San Antonio is a great way to spend a few hours of culture for the family. While it is no Louvre, it has all the quintessential components of a great art museum. Would recommend two hours to visit. Reasonably priced and discounts for seniors, military, and children. Food and drinks on site and it is connected... More

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Bethesda, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

On the north side of town, no one is going to mistake it for the National Gallery by any means but if you have an hour to kill it is definitely worth a visit for some of its' unique installations.

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Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

San Antonio has done a great job of revitalizing the north section of the River Walk and the Museum is part of that. I saw the Matisse exhibit while there. It was worth the extra admission.

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Bertram, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

We went for a traveling exhibit but the permanent ones were even better. Loved the Egyptian and Roman rooms. We were self-guided and loved it. Ever wonder the difference in ceramics from different Chinese dynasties? You can figure it out here.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Great collections worth a visit. Location is remote and there is no restaurant on site. Walked the river route, was long walk

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

So much to see, local, historical and very well laid out. Allow for several hours of viewing and strolling through this beautiful and historic place.

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