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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 - 5:00 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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What a delight!

Didn't expect much as I thought the collections would be OK and the facility small...but oh my! This former house has some great pieces in its permanent collection. Monet... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
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San Antonio, Texas
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64 reviews 64 reviews
11 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Didn't expect much as I thought the collections would be OK and the facility small...but oh my! This former house has some great pieces in its permanent collection. Monet, Picasso, Rodin and more...great local artists work also in the new acquisition area! I instantly became a member...a true jewel here in San Antonio!

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San Antonio, Texas
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

They always have beautiful sets of traveling paintings.Make sure that you take the kids, as you can walk is slow as you want through here and explain every painting to them.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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68 reviews 68 reviews
10 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Nice museum. Not too large to visit in a few hours. $8 admission charge with discount for military personal.

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Austin, Texas
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3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

The size of the collection at the McNay surprised me, I just figured a collection in a historic house couldn't be that big but a modern new wing gives McNay lots of exhibit space. The theatre collection/library was especially delightful. One of the gallery monitors shared some neat stories about the art and facility with us, a pleasant surprise. The... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

Love the interactive section of the McNay, will definitely return next time i'm in town, hopefully all the renovations will be done.

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Boerne, Texas
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

Just walking the grounds is a real treat but after entering the museum itself, it's like a wow. The architecture is fabulous not to mention the art works. A must see for art aficianados in San Antonio.

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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

Excellent surprise!! The galleries are very well organized, the people very friendly and helpful and the paints awesome. You can spare a couple of hours in your visit to San Antonio and take a short tour in the McNay Museum.

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Jacksonville, Florida
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

The main exhibit hall is closed for the next year. Admission fees are not accurate on website. With the main exhibit closed, and increased admission fees, there is still an extra fee to see the Spanish jewels. You will be disappointed if you're going to the museum to check out the prehistoric exhibit. On a positive note, the Texas history... More 

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San Antonio, TX
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41 reviews 41 reviews
11 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

For museum travelers and locals, the McNay Art Museum has so much to see and offer. They are constantly doing on site art classes, lectures, events that highlight artists, and much more. Get on their mailing list and you'll be amazed at how much they do for the community of culture seekers and art lovers.

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Vancouver Island
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

We spent this afternoon enjoying the exhibits and the ambience at the McNay Gallery, and came away very impressed. Others have commented here on the high-quality, eclectic, and delightful collection on display, but I would like to focus my review on the staff. From the two people at the reception desk to the attendants in every section of the McNay,... More 

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