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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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As featured in 3 days in San Antonio
Ranked #17 of 190 attractions in San Antonio
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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Oceanside, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Happened to come across this while walking the riverwalk. Since it was a Friday morning we had the whole place ourselves. Great collections, statues and painting. Had a terrific time

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Very large high quality collection, a bit of everything. Takes a couple of hours or more to take it all in. Free entrance on Sunday between 10-12. Easily reached on the Riverwalk, eg. just 25 minutes strolling from the Omni. Coffeeshop temporarily closed, we were redirected to a nearby place outside. Great for a rainy or a hot day!

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

We chose to get off the bus..... signs poor, but finally located. Definitely worth a visit. The building is huge. The latin folk art is amazing. Small gift shop, too bad, they could sell so much more if marketed better.

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Atlanta, GA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

If you like art museums, this is a must. We didn't have time to see quite all the floors, but enjoyed the fine quality and presentation. First rate gallery.

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Yorktown, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

SAMA offers a variety of art ranging from Egyptian antiquities, Greek urns, Mayan sculptures, paintings of a various eras and modern glass work. Exhibits are in two 4 story towers of the former Lone Star brewery. Nice variety of temporary exhibits.

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Dayton, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

Sunday morning is the perfect time to visit the San Antonio Museum of Art from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon it is FREE!! Diego Rivera exhibit is currently on display not a large exhibit but a good representation of his work! You will also enjoy seeing the Andy Warhol athletes exhibit!!

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Coppell, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

It's located on one end of the river walk. free hours every week are: Tuesdays from 4 - 9 p.m. some exhibits cost extra $5. Beautiful selection of art with emphasis on Hispanic art.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

Well worth your time. We went on a rainy day and spend most of the day. Went out for coffee, after a couple of hours, at a great coffee shop about a block away and then came back (no fee to return the same day) and finished the rest of the museum. Great exhibit of Bob Kuhn's art on display.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

The San Antonio Museum of Art , located in a former Lone Star Brewery, is a must see while in San Antonio. Who knew Nelson Rockefeller had a Latin American art collection and donated some of it to this Museum. The wildlife gallery is also worthwhile as was the contemporary art gallery.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

I noticed this stately building from my walk along the Riverwalk. As I got closer it turned out to be the Art Museum so I thought I'd take a tour. An adult ticket was $10.00 which I thought was a little high but maybe that's what museum tickets go for these days. I will say they had a huge collection... More

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