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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 - 4:00 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
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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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Beautiful house, variety of art spilling onto the patio and outside gardens

Great story of an art lover donating the house and personal collection to establish the first art museum in Texas. All of the "big names" are represented - Monet, Manet, Van... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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San Antonio, Texas
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217 reviews
55 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great story of an art lover donating the house and personal collection to establish the first art museum in Texas. All of the "big names" are represented - Monet, Manet, Van Gogh, Picasso (several), sculpture Rodin (several), Renoir (painting and sculpture), Matisse, and local American artists from New Mexico. There were 2 "visiting" exhibits which were crazy cool: one covered... More 

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Corpus Christi
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48 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The McNay is really a work of art itself. It's such a beautiful and precious museum unlike most I've visited. If I could come here every day, I would. The art is all so delicate and exquisite in collection. And there are such varieties upon varieties of genres that I'm sure you can find your fancy in any exhibit. This... More 

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Austin, Texas
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190 reviews
76 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This wonderful art museum is in the (north) Alamo Heights neighborhood, but just a few miles from downtown, and has stunning art collected by the original owner of the mansion, Ms. McNay. It's a must-see for any art lover, and the mansion and grounds are an idyllic setting that is unique to any art museum I've ever visited. It's a... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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52 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

From local artists to Picasso, everything is available at the McNay. Great staff, wonderful facilities and best yet, surrounded by nature! A must for the traveling art seeker.

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California
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64 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The McNay Art Museum contains an outstanding collection of beautiful art. It's well worth a visit. It's a great destination for family outing or out-of-state visitors. My wife found Tom Burckhardt's FULL STOP exhibit totally fascinating. It's a full-scale artist's studio created with corrugated cardboard, black ink and glue. Very creative. But what captured me was the courtyard. It was... More 

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Battle Creek, MI
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Catch the short movie, frequently repeated, of the woman who created the collection. She is as fascinating as the works of art. The photos of the early 20th century in San Antonio also add flavor to your tour of the the building and grounds.

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Grants Pass, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The exhibits can be uneven in quality but the museum's collection is worth the trip, as is the outdoor setting and the building itself. Make sure you see every wing and you will find some very high quality art, from medieval religious to Picasso.

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Bozeman, Montana
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17 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a delight to find this museum, emphasis on modern art. Excellent collection and knowledgeable staff eager to make one's visit as pleasant as possible. Lovely old building (entrance is modern) and pleasant grounds with sculpture.

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18 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I personally think this museum is nice, its a cool place to wander and catch a glimpse of cultural displays. However, there are employees on just about every corner of the room eye balling you're every move. They are especially strict about young children, and you will have an extra pair of eyes on you if you take kids. I... More 

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Windham
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43 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This museum is housed in an expanded mansion, and started out as the personal collection of Marian McNay. It has since grown to more than 16,000 pieces of art, featuring Picasso, Braque, Van Gogh, Calder, and many other moderns, as well as more traditional works. We just missed the Miro exhibit by mere days (:-(), but the museum is well... More 

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