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San Antonio Museum of Art

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Address: 200 West Jones Ave., San Antonio, TX 78215
Phone Number: +1 210-978-8100
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Hours:
Tue 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wed - Thu 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fri 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: The San Antonio Museum of Art is housed in a historic brewery along the...
The San Antonio Museum of Art is housed in a historic brewery along the banks of the Museum Reach of the Riverwalk. The Museum 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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Surprisingly Good and Varied Collection

We went to see the special exhibition of Rockefeller´s Picasso tapestries (which we LOVED!) but also toured the rest of the museum. The collection is surpisingly broad....lots of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
Coralyn G
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Houston, Texas
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Houston, Texas
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82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

We went to see the special exhibition of Rockefeller´s Picasso tapestries (which we LOVED!) but also toured the rest of the museum. The collection is surpisingly broad....lots of Latin America, but also Greek, Roman, Asian and other art works. We also enjoyed the other special exhibit of Asian pottery. A great stop.

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Hickory, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

One of our stops on the north end of the Riverwalk was the Museum of Art. The museum is a great place to spend a few hours, or even a day if you were so inclined. Our time was limited so we did a quick walk through of about 2 hours. There is a lot of history in this place.... More 

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Humble, Texas, USA
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4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

We primarily visited this museum to see the Picasso Exhibit of beautiful wall size tapestries. There is even an area where you can try your hand at weaving! We were only able to view the first 2 levels of the museum because of time, but were impressed with what we saw!! We would recommend!

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Luling
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

For a small city like ours you will find a nice collection here. My son would spend the whole day here. It' s located on the river and has a nice cafe.

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San Antonio, Texas, United States
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12 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

This place is amazing. The Egyptian and Greek rooms are incredible. Love the real statues from Greece and the mummies from Egypt that the Museum has been gifted. Also the Ming Dynasty China collection is amazing. There are classes and events held all year that are awesome to show up at. The great thing to know is if we are... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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37 reviews 37 reviews
18 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The building was rehabilitated to house a great collection of art, from Greek and Roman to contemporary. Beautiful building, great shop store for books and souvenirs.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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34 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

We enjoyed this rainy day discovering artwork of many different styles. Vessels unearthed from many parts of the world, so delicate and yet primitive. Modern art, interesting thoughts by artists of today. Great masters who I have not heard of but now realize I love the light in their paintings. It was a good day.

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Utica, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

In the early 1980s the historic Lone Star brewery was converted into an art museum. As the collections and program of the museum has grown new wings have been added to the complex. The collections have benefitted from the gift of some extraordinary private collections, notably of ancient art. Although there are relatively few 'masterpieces' of ancient Egyptian or Greco-Roman... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

I really enjoyed this museum. They have a nice collection of Latin American art, including an extensive collection from the Pre-Colombian period.

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

we enjoy modern and contemporary....there wasn't much there...at least in comparison to the whole content. there is a lot of really old relic type art. it kinda feels historic rather then art. we didn't pay the extra for the picasso....so maybe that would have helped make the experience better.

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