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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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Ranked #7 of 207 Attractions in San Antonio
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums, Museums
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
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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.

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Iowa City, United States
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

On a lovely day you could spend more than an hour walking the grounds and the permanent collection is wonderful. The current special exhibit from the National Gallery is amazing, and there are a lot of events on Impressionist art & France, if you have the time & interest. The hour-long slideshow & lecture we attended was great. On our... More

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Wichita Falls, Texas
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 NEW

Artwork, artwork, and more artwork - which is what we can to see. Very well laid out and a friendly staff. The grounds and the facility are also gorgeously maintained. We spent a half day here and could have easily made a day of it had time allowed. Well done!

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Dallas, Texas
11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

The McNay is worth a visit. An impressionist exhibit is there now, and there are many interesting pieces in the permanent collection. The house and gardens are lovely too.

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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604 reviews 604 reviews
217 attraction reviews
241 helpful votes 241 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

The McNay Museum was the first modern art museum in Texas. The building includes a wonderful old house with a beautiful courtyard and a large gallery addition. The McNay has a deep collection of Impressionists which is currently supplemented by an exhibit of small impressionist paintings from the National Gallery of Art. Also impressive are the indoor and outdoor sculpture... More

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Lakeland, Florida
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Impressionist exhibit from National Museum in DC excellent - Docent was really good and not over wordy.

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Houston, Texas
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17 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

We had the chance of seeing an Impressionist collection, with prints etched by some of the Impressionists. What I was impressed with was the desire of the rich McNay family to invest in art. Tobin fund was also a wonderful addition. Price is well worth it. The gardens are beautifully groomed.

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115 reviews 115 reviews
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48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

The collection is impressive as is the building itself. The grounds are not to be missed nor the story of the collection and its collector.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
4 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

This excellent collection covering art from the medieval to modern period is housed in the exquisite house built by the lady who donated most of the collection. The building has been extended to provide extra exhibition space and a library. It is a true delight.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

We went for the Impressionist show. It was very good, as was the permanent display. Lovely grounds as well.

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Cameron Park, California
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

We visited the McNay Art Museum...what a wonderful museum!! An Absolute gem!! One of the BEST in San Antonio! Beautiful paintings and sculptures! They have the Impressionists, Post-Impressionists, Medieval and Renaissance Art, Southwest Art (including Georgia O'Keefe). The French Impression Fantastic!!...Picasso, Monet, Manet, Degas, Cezanne, Chagall, Matisse, Van Gogh, and Gauguin!! It was one of the best!! Don't worry about... More

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