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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 #11 of 204 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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St Petersburg, FL
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55 reviews 55 reviews
22 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

This was my favorite stop in San Antonio. The McNay has a wonderful permanent collection, especially strong in Impressionism, post Impressionism and modern art..Picasso, Monet, Manet, Degas, Renoir, Cezanne, Chagall, Mogdalini, Matisse, Van Gogh, etc. then on top of that the've got great special exhibits. Manet to Gauguin and Intimate Impressionism will both be there through Jan 4, 2015. The... More

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

We were not familiar with the McNay, and WOW what a collection, what a building. To those of us from out of town this is a hidden gem. The art is top quality and the story of Mrs. McNay is equally interesting. Be sure to visit when in San Antonio. Another example of how much more is in the City... More

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La Canada Flintridge, California
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106 reviews 106 reviews
18 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

A very nice art museum for lovers of classic art. Currently featuring various periods of expressionist art. Didn't have enough time here as we were on a tour.

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Houston, Texas
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33 reviews 33 reviews
17 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

It not only holds beautiful pieces of art, it is fittingly as beautiful as that art. Definitely worth a stroll through!

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Beach Lake, PA
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

My husband and I were pleasantly surprised at this museum. The impressionist paintings were different from others I have seen by the most well known artists, especially the Renoirs and the Chagall. Enjoyed the statues, both modern and older, and found the Mideval collection refreshingly different. We both got a kick out of the "Medusa." A must see.

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San Antonio
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44 reviews 44 reviews
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

This was on loan from Washington DC and is there until 1st of January. This museum never fails to delight. I took 2 ladies with me, one who had never been there and one it has been decades. Great day.

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Coral Gables, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

The McNay is a San Antonio jewel. Its relatively small collection for a major museum is more than made up by the excellent quality of its art works. Their curatorial expertise is in clear evidence with the current special exhibit of French impressionists from the National Gallery of Art. The quality of the paintings (all the "big names" of French... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

If you have several hours and want to dive into art---this is your place! You could get lost with their collections and the special engagements tend to be great too. Then go for a stroll in the gardens....

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San Antonio, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

This museum is truly outstanding. Thursday evenings are free admission. The art is great and the grounds are beautiful.

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Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

This out of the way museum in the Alamo Heights neighborhood has beautiful grounds gardens and a top notch collection of artwork. Really worth a little side trip to the Alamo Heights neighborhood.

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