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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 #14 of 202 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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San Antonio, Texas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW

This is such a wonderful cultural treasure. We like to spend time just strolling the grounds to enjoy the pond and fountain and wonderful grounds. The art is fabulous and the architecture of this old mansion is just gorgeous.

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Corpus Christi, Texas
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21 reviews 21 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW

The museum itself is lovely offering alot of different art exhibits. The staff was outstanding. I loved it more because there were areas that explained about the artists and their styles.

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Savannah, Georgia
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58 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

McNay Art Museum is a private collection in a mansion converted into a public-accessed museum. It is my favorite place to visit in San Antonio, well after the Alamo. The collection is, by world-standard museum comparison, small and narrow. However it has beautiful pieces representing a classic to modern wide range art intimately displayed in the home. There was one... More

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Natalia, TX
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I take professional family portraits, quince, and graduation pictures at this wonderfully landscaped work of art, their waterfalls are so beautiful in photos. This is a great place to have a family picnic or just sit for hours and read a book.

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

And that's just the building. This is by far one of my favorite art museums. It is housed in an formerly private well maintained mansion in the heart of Alamo Heights. The art, though limited in scope and numbers, is of the highest quality. It is such an enjoyable experience just walking through the grounds. The McNay grounds used to... More

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Turlock, California, United States
14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

I love art museums, but this one is the best for me so far. Part of the museum is a converted estate, beautiful mansion on beautiful grounds with a pond and fountain . The art was wonderful. I was ecstatic to see my favorite Monet painting on display. This museum can be very romantic on a date. My husband got... More

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Adelaide, Australia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

If you like art you will love this place. The art and sculpture is great but the house is simply stunning The interior and the courtyard gardens ( the house is built round the garden) is a stunning fusion of design, original artwork and ceiling painting by the lady owner. It's Spanish colonial revival with a tad of Art Deco... More

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San Antonio, Texas
15 reviews 15 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

When my husband and I studied art in college we would go to the McNay to draw. it is a beautiful old home that is reminiscent of a by-gone era. It is truly a treasure! A good place to spend some time and stroll the hallways.

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Omaha, Nebraska
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27 reviews 27 reviews
5 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

If you are in San Antonio make some time to go to the first museum of modern art in Texas. It started with Ms. Marion McNay purchased of a modern oil painting named Delfina Flores by Mexican artist Diego Rivera. Delfina was the daughter of Diego’s maid and Diego Rivera painted several portraits of Delfina as she grew up. The... More

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Fort Worth, Texas
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62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

We came here on a pleasant autumn afternoon and were really impressed upon arrival by the beautiful 23 acre grounds that are lush and filled with old live oaks, fountains, ponds, and gardens. Then you approach the museum that is housed in a early 20th century 24 room Spanish Colonial Revival mansion...simply beautiful. The homes surrounds a peaceful, nice courtyard... More

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