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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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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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
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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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Loved the Latin American and Asian exhibits

The museum is large and spacious, and the artwork was tastefully exhibited. The Latin American paintings, Oceanic folk art, and various Asian pottery were particularly... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
551melm
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Beach Lake, PA

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Beach Lake, PA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The museum is large and spacious, and the artwork was tastefully exhibited. The Latin American paintings, Oceanic folk art, and various Asian pottery were particularly interesting. I've been to art museums in many other cities and was surprised at how many of the items I had not seen elsewhere.

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Dayton, Ohio
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I try to go to art museums in every city I visit and this one was one of the worst I ever saw. there is no European collection to speak of, maybe 10 painting exhibited and a small American collection. There is a decent antiquities section and a good Latin America exhibit. When I was there in January 2016, there... More 

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Cordele, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited the Museum on a Sunday and to our surprise admission was free until 12:00 PM we toured all the art on exhibit and it was all filled with history that makes you want to do additional research. We had brunch there and some of the most amazing french food I have ever tasted.

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Bozeman, Montana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wonderful collection, great gift shop, excellent food at the cafe (20 items on the menu were French!) Check out the Hispanic folk art section, my favorite part of the museum. Well-written explanations in each room. A MUST visit when one is in San Antonio.

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Thank JoseEscalante
Los Angeles, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is one of the more impressive museums I have been to in a long time. Be prepared to do some walking in this place, because it's much larger than anticipated. I wasn't too impressed with the art section though, had more enjoyment looking at the artifact sections.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

This is a must see. What you view here will stay with you and you may want visit again. I'm glad such beauty is right here in America. Please visit. I do not work for anyone and nor I'm I compensated. I believe you love it as I do.

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Thank Trinidad J
Washington, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

My husband and I love art museums and visit them in every city we visit. This was a somewhat disappointing attraction. The collection is not very big but what was the oddest is the way the building is set up, which is not easy to get around. It is four levels and very narrow but everyone has to follow the... More 

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Cleveland, OH
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

This is a very manageable museum. It has good representation of just about everything except European Art. There are wonderful family friendly printed guides to help parents make the experience meaningful for their children. And it's all contained in the site of a former brewery. Wonderful!

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Doylestown, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

We visited the day after Thanksgiving when it was free. We ended up coming back for we wanted to explore it further. It is a wonderful collection and our favorite was the impressive Latin American Art Collection - in particular the folk art collection. A perfect stop along Museum Reach!

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Somerset UK
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

Perhaps I should have done some more research before our visit here but let me start by saying I can understand why many people rate this so highly. Unfortunately I assumed it be more of an art gallery whereas a lot of the space is taken up with ancient artifacts/objects and that's not really my cup of tea so perhaps... More 

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