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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
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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World Class Art in the Heart of Texas

Went to the Museum on a Sunday. Sundays are free of charge, and we were lucky enough to attend a free tour by a knowledgeable guide. The museum has items from Greek, Roman and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 18, 2015
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Maryland
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99 reviews 99 reviews
37 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

I was really taken aback at the extent of this collection for ancient Mediterranean art, Asian art, and visually interesting Oceanic art, but a bit disappointed in the size of the small Rockefeller Latin American collection. The renovation of a brewery to a museum is delightful, with flowing rooms. There is a small gift shop with friendly staff. We arrived... More 

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Colorado
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32 reviews 32 reviews
10 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Went to the Museum on a Sunday. Sundays are free of charge, and we were lucky enough to attend a free tour by a knowledgeable guide. The museum has items from Greek, Roman and Egyptian antiquities all the way through contemporary Southwestern Art. Located at an old brewery, which is itself a historic landmark, the museum has excellent quality pieces... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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82 reviews 82 reviews
30 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Tour the globe through art history. This 4 story Art Museum has presentations and hangings from all the major continents. Start in Americana and work your way through South and Central America to European Art and the Middle East followed by African and more Asian Art. Travel through time, go back and visit BC, all the way through Modern Day.

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Costa Mesa, California
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

This museum has a fair collection of cultural objects from several different cultures. It should not be named an art museum. There is very little art on display and the collection quality lags others in the area.

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27 reviews 27 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Dont expect only local artists, this is a large scale museum with expos from around the world. Have been there twice, one for Matisse, one for Picasso, both with a guided tour, knowledgeable person. It is worth the visit every time. Sometimes it might get packed, but well...you should expect it it when popular expos are brought to the museum.... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

We traveled here and were able to complete the museum in 2 hours. The Mexican art and religious art were highlights but there was contemporary collections and significant sculptures as well. Don't miss the walking around the grounds. And for lunch try the Luxury down the street, leave your car in the same free lot.

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Punta Gorda, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

On our second visit to San Antonio, we were looking for new sights to see. This museum was on our list and was a big hit. It's small enough to cover in a few hours but diverse enough to offer an interesting experience. The staff is very friendly and we were able to find a two-for-one coupon that made the... More 

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Greenville, South Carolina
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64 reviews 64 reviews
38 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

In the defunct Lone Star Brewery, this museum is a must see attraction in San Antonio. The collection is extensive and very impressive. The museum is in two four story towers connected by a bridge. The Chinese artifacts were particularly interesting to us. The set of Buddhas and batislavas(?) statues is one of the most extensive we have seen. The... More 

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Seattle
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41 reviews 41 reviews
12 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

We found far more than we were expecting in this lovely museum. The docent at the front desk was friendly and very knowledgeable. It is small but beautifully curated; I especially went to see the small but gorgeous current exhibit of Japanese ceramics. We can't praise this beautiful museum highly enough.

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Nowhere
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

With free admission on Sunday mornings, there's no reason not to stop by this wonderful museum of you happen to be visiting San Antonio around then. Even the small admission fee on other days would be worth the visit.

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