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McNay Art Museum

6000 N New Braunfels Ave, San Antonio, TX 78209 (Alamo Heights)
210 824 5368
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As featured in 3 days in San Antonio
Ranked #16 of 197 attractions in San Antonio
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Description: A huge Mediterranean-style mansion that houses over 10,000 paintings, sculptures and prints.
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Edmonton, Canada
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93 reviews 93 reviews
34 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

We popped into this museum to take a break from the oppressive heat and humidity. We lucked into Family Day, so we didn't even have to pay ($15 per person). The buildings and grounds are lovely. The regular exhibits were interesting and full of enough big names to keep us interested even though we don't know much about art. We... More

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San Antonio
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39 reviews 39 reviews
11 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Such a beautiful museum. Saw the Matisse and Picasso exhibit. Very interesting. Worth seeing. Their regular exhibit is wonderful as well.

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Omaha, Nebraska
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

The security guard asked us to pay $20 dollars to take family pictures on the property. It was just family members me had a simple point and shoot camera. I felt I was rob and will not visit again. I can see the need for professional photographers to pay a fee but not visiting families.

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Dallas, Texas
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39 reviews 39 reviews
16 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

I am not a modern art enthusiast but the grounds/house are worth the trip in and of themselves and there were enough objects (paintings, etc) of art that I did like that I am happy I went to this museum. Someone who likes modern art would be very pleased.

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Austin, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

A beautiful collection of art which is wonderfully well presented. McNay collected pieces in the early 20th century which really reflect the development of modern art and all done with the best possible taste. Easy to digest the whole collection on show + exhibition in modern extension without being overwhelmed. Well worth 3-4 hours wandering round the collection. Beautiful courtyard,... More

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San Antonio, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

beautiful grounds surround this lovely museum in San Antonio. They have blended old & new architecture seamlessly. Wonderful way to spend time among the permanent exhibits and the great limited time exhibits. Being a member has been well worth it.

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Oksboel, Denmark
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43 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

We have been here some years ago, and now again We love this art museum. A good and all-round wide collection. And we like the buildings and the park/garden. Absolutely worth a visit.

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Seguin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

A small but very well organized exhibit of two famous artists: Matisse and Picasso: A Friendly Rivalry June 18 to August 10, 2014

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New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

McNay is an impressive mansion, surrounded by well maintained gardens and a very representative art collection..There is also an inside yard with fountains and sculptures...The collection is surprising since I didn't expect to find artworks from Picasso,Monet,Hooper,Diego Rivera,O'Keefe, Chagall, etc in San Antonio..I have to say that there is a very representative selection of Modern Art in this lovely and... More

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Lubbock
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4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Great museum, staff was very knowledgeable. Visited with three teenagers and they loved the experience. Grounds are beautiful.

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