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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 - 5:00 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
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: 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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A beautiful museum for the city of San Antonio! Helpful staff, exquisite artwork and the home...all worth the short trip from downtown.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 16, 2015
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Fairhope, Alabama
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Fairhope, Alabama
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

A beautiful museum for the city of San Antonio! Helpful staff, exquisite artwork and the home...all worth the short trip from downtown.

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Costa Mesa, California
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52 reviews 52 reviews
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 NEW

Collections are very interesting and the grounds are beautiful. If we lived closer we would become members of this museum. The grounds are also lovely

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Northeast Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Nevermind the art work...though the collection is well worth viewing....I thought the venue was an architectural gem.

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Highland Mills, New York
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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

This museum has a bit of everything - modern sculpture, classical sculpture, modern art, impressionist art, European art, theater arts. The older part of the museum is a beautiful mansion - with a courtyard in the middle that has flowers, palm trees, a pond, and frescoes. You can do the whole museum in 2-3 hours. Highly recommended.

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19 reviews 19 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015 via mobile

This is a beautiful museum. The grounds are absolutely lovely, the architecture of the original mansion is stunning. Art exhibits were interesting and really enjoyed the world war II exhibit. Only issue were some slightly overzealous security (?) (possibly volunteers)in the standard exhibits. Not very helpful or friendly. But then met one of the security guards outside and she was... More 

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Greenville, South Carolina
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64 reviews 64 reviews
38 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

This outstanding museum in a mansion on a huge estate is absolutely fascinating. The original house contains a nice collection including Monet, Manet, Rivera, Picasso, Modigliani. An extensive theatrical library is attached to the original house with two floors of books and materials on the theater arts. A large addition has been added to the back of the house with... More 

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Salem, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Most of the art was not very good by my standards, and I could consider the whole museum as abstract.

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San Antonio, Texas
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66 reviews 66 reviews
12 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Didn't expect much as I thought the collections would be OK and the facility small...but oh my! This former house has some great pieces in its permanent collection. Monet, Picasso, Rodin and more...great local artists work also in the new acquisition area! I instantly became a member...a true jewel here in San Antonio!

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San Antonio, Texas
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

They always have beautiful sets of traveling paintings.Make sure that you take the kids, as you can walk is slow as you want through here and explain every painting to them.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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67 reviews 67 reviews
10 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Nice museum. Not too large to visit in a few hours. $8 admission charge with discount for military personal.

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