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McNay Art Museum

6000 N New Braunfels Ave, San Antonio, TX 78209 (Uptown Broadway)
210 824 5368
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Ranked #6 of 135 Attractions in San Antonio
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums, Museums
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
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.
Attraction details
Type: Art Museums, Museums
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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
Owner description: A huge Mediterranean-style mansion that houses over 10,000 paintings, sculptures and prints.

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Frederick, Maryland
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12 reviews 12 reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014 NEW

We went for the Impressionists exhibit, which was a bit ironic since we are from the Washington area and the exhibit was from the National Gallery. But perhaps with one or two exceptions, the paintings were ones not generally on exhibit at the National Gallery. That's the good news. The bad news is that they were 2nd or 3rd string... More 

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New York
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 NEW

This museum stands on one of the most photographed sites in SA.The collection is beautiful no doubt. We arrived an hour before closing and did not want to pay the $20 per admission for a short visit. The staff did not have much leeway in offering a discount. The place is immaculate, so at least the money is being well... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW

I have come to the McNay since I was in college decades ago to escape and daydream. Every year it amazes me how the museum has brought amazing exhibits. The staff is courteous and the gift shops are nice. Do not miss the last week of the impressionist.

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New Braunfels, Texas
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW

As a first time visitor to the museum, while I enjoyed the impressionist show I was fascinated with the rest of the museum. Don't miss the presentation that explains the origin of the museums setting. The rooms and gardens are worth the visit. Totally unique space. And the art collection has some lovely treasures.

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Arlington, Texas, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW

The history of the museum is as fascinating as the collections inside. One of the best museums I've ever visited.

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Wisconsin
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28 reviews 28 reviews
10 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

We only had time for one museum in San Antonio and we chose this one. It has a lovely setting in the McNay home and lots of interesting history. The art collection itself was very good and we certainly enjoyed the impressionist exhibit that was currently there.

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KERRVILLE
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35 reviews 35 reviews
15 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

McNay is a local San Antonio treasure. If you like art, you won't be dissappointed. There are permanent art offerings as well as traveling exhibits.

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Athens, Ohio
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65 reviews 65 reviews
23 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

What a beautiful and intimate space in which to view art. We loved it, especially the combination of the inside galleries with the beautiful courtyard and gardens.

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Los Gatos
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307 reviews 307 reviews
74 attraction reviews
220 helpful votes 220 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Thought our level of "enjoyment" was on par with some of the top art museums we have visited throughout the world. The art certainly wasn't as extensive or impressive as these museums but the grounds and architecture make this a wonderful place to visit. The Impressionist traveling show was a treat even though we had previously seen it in San... More 

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

The museum was quite a treat! Our family truly enjoyed the Impressionism exhibit hosted by this incredible mansion/museum facility with rich architectural designs and beautiful gardens.

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