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McNay Art Museum

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Neighborhood: Uptown Broadway
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Address: 6000 N New Braunfels Ave, San Antonio, TX 78209
Phone Number: 210 824 5368
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10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tue - Wed 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thu 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: A huge Mediterranean-style mansion that houses over 10,000 paintings...
A huge Mediterranean-style mansion that houses over 10,000 paintings, sculptures and prints.
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Unexpected pleasures

I had no idea this is such an amazing collection. Go see it! Lots of interesting choices of contemporary and 20th century American and European art. I learned a lot in amwonderful... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
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Yellow Springs
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Yellow Springs
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

I had no idea this is such an amazing collection. Go see it! Lots of interesting choices of contemporary and 20th century American and European art. I learned a lot in amwonderful atmosphere. And the staff were friendly and helpful.

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Austin, Texas
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27 reviews 27 reviews
16 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Not only was the 'Rodin to Warhol,' exhibition full of wondrous pieces, but the permanent collection includes numerous Picasso, Degas, Renoir, Manet, Monet, Rivera, O'Keefe, Hopper, and even an El Greco painting! These awesome pieces along with many paintings and artifacts from the 14th and 15th centuries are exhibited in what was Marion Koogle McNay's home in San Antonio. The... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

I went during the Intimate Impressionism exhibition, it was wonderful. Along with the exhibition pieces, their permanent collection must be experienced.

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The Woodlands, Texas
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Once again, born and raised in San Antonio, this was always one of my favorite places to visit. I would go on the free museum day (I think it's Thursday). The museum is nice but what I go for is the grounds the museum is housed on. GORGEOUS picture-taking opportunities galore. The museum is housed in a donated Spanish-style mansion... More 

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Powell, Wyoming
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4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

This museum has a wonderful and diverse display of art. It is beautifully displayed, in a museum that was the home of Mrs. Marion McNay. She not only bequeathed her 24-room home for a museum, but over 700 pieces of art, which sit on 23 beautiful acres. The museum has grown since it's origins, and has pieces by some of... More 

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Sao Paulo
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107 reviews 107 reviews
21 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Wonderful historic building in San Antonio. The internal gardens are beautiful. The building worth the visit as the paintings and sculptures. Easy access and parking. The place was very calm and relaxing and you could admire the masterpieces at you own pace.

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Luling
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15 reviews 15 reviews
13 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Great art pieces and always a great traveling exhibit to see. And be sure and check out their library. Some very old books to see there

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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

Based in a formerly private home, it has a great collection of pre and post -Impressionist Art, sculpture and beautiful gardens. A must to visit.

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Seville, Spain
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

We had a few hours available before leaving town and decided to visit McNay. This is a great museum full of works from famous artists in a beautiful mansion. So much to see, I could have browsed for half of a day! The staff is very courteous and helpful. Not far from the airport, in a very nice neighborhood. Make... More 

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

This museum in San Antonio is a gem. Since it was originally a home, it is located in a beautiful area of the city. The grounds are lovely and worth a stroll on a nice day. The museum has expanded with an addition so that modern art exhibitions can be mounted here. The home has priceless art and some very... More 

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