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

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Three of us decided to take the 1.5 hour drive to SA for the Matisse exhibit and now we are kicking ourselves for not doing this sooner. This museum has a surprisingly varied permanent collection and the two visiting Matisse exhibits were excellent. Seeing the cut outs on the 3rd floor after the main Matisse exhibit was a real treat.... More

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North Bonneville, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

fairly diverse range of collections, but not sure I would call any "world class". Interesting Asian, oceanic, and Latin American folk. Thought the Greek and Roman were weak. Staff was helpful, polite, and knowledgeable. Walked along the riverwalk from my hotel. Good for a nice relaxing afternoon

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I treasure within a treasure. This museum is housed in the building of an old brewery. That in itself is worth the visit. They have done an outstanding job of bringing exhibits from all over the world. Unfortunately San Antonio is not on the big circuit. We miss some of the great shows that go to Houston and Dallas and... More

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Lemon Grove, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I went to see the Matisse exhibit, but ended up visiting the entire museum. They really have it all and the displays are first class. If I lived in San Antonio, I would be a member. They have a lot of programs, films, lectures, etc. programmed throughout the year as well. I recommended it to my sister, who lives in... More

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Canyon Lake,Tx USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Loved the fact we got in free..Sundays from 10am-noon! Save yrself money w/kids..they are free on Tuesday I think!

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