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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 #15 of 200 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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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

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
25 helpful votes 25 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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178 reviews 178 reviews
56 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 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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Elkhart, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

My wife and I spent a very enjoyable afternoon, at this museum, a few weeks ago. A tremendous art collection. I highly recommend exciting display.

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Edmonton, Canada
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106 reviews 106 reviews
37 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

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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59 reviews 59 reviews
13 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

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
4 helpful votes 4 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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18 helpful votes 18 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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