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McNay Art Museum

6000 N New Braunfels Ave, San Antonio, TX 78209 (Uptown Broadway)
210 824 5368
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Ranked #6 of 135 Attractions in San Antonio
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums, Museums
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: A huge Mediterranean-style mansion that houses over 10,000 paintings, sculptures and prints.
Attraction details
Type: Art Museums, Museums
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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
Owner description: A huge Mediterranean-style mansion that houses over 10,000 paintings, sculptures and prints.

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Wisconsin
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28 reviews 28 reviews
10 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

We only had time for one museum in San Antonio and we chose this one. It has a lovely setting in the McNay home and lots of interesting history. The art collection itself was very good and we certainly enjoyed the impressionist exhibit that was currently there.

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KERRVILLE
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35 reviews 35 reviews
15 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

McNay is a local San Antonio treasure. If you like art, you won't be dissappointed. There are permanent art offerings as well as traveling exhibits.

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Athens, Ohio
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65 reviews 65 reviews
23 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

What a beautiful and intimate space in which to view art. We loved it, especially the combination of the inside galleries with the beautiful courtyard and gardens.

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Los Gatos
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307 reviews 307 reviews
74 attraction reviews
219 helpful votes 219 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Thought our level of "enjoyment" was on par with some of the top art museums we have visited throughout the world. The art certainly wasn't as extensive or impressive as these museums but the grounds and architecture make this a wonderful place to visit. The Impressionist traveling show was a treat even though we had previously seen it in San... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

The museum was quite a treat! Our family truly enjoyed the Impressionism exhibit hosted by this incredible mansion/museum facility with rich architectural designs and beautiful gardens.

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Dripping Springs, Texas
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114 reviews 114 reviews
77 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

This is a wonderful museum--not on par with the "big names." but well worth a visit. The setting is one of the nicest for any museum we have ever visited, The home is very impressive and the new exhibit space really adds a quality touch to any traveling show. The Impressionists collection of 67 pieces is really fine--it gives you... More 

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San Antonio, TX
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

The McNay Art Museum special exhibit is great. Be sure and go across the hall and see the additional art that the museum owns and has exhibited to compliment the artwork from the National Galley. Although a smaller collection, it is spectacular.

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New Braunfels, Texas
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35 reviews 35 reviews
16 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

if you love modern art, you will love this place....lots of interesting things to look at....price isn't bad either....young kids probably won't enjoy it, but I know the art enthusiasts will

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Texas
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137 reviews 137 reviews
20 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

The exhibits/collection and grounds are beautiful. If you go on Thursday nights (I believe from 5-7 PM though possibly until 9), general admission is free, but you'll have to pay for the special or featured exhibit. Local grocery giant HEB underwrites this free admission. Again, nice collection and a peaceful, relaxing time spent there just appreciating all that you see.

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Irvine, California
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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

If you are in San Antonio at stop in this museum is a most. I was surprise by this museum. The collection is great and the location is beautiful. You will be able to see great paintings and great art pieces.

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