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“Quite a collection!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of San Antonio Museum of Art

San Antonio Museum of Art
200 West Jones Ave., San Antonio, TX 78215
+1 210-978-8100
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Ranked #14 of 135 Attractions in San Antonio
Type: Art Museums, Museums
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: The San Antonio Museum of Art is housed in a historic brewery along the banks of the Museum Reach of the Riverwalk. The Museum offers important permanent collections of Egyptian, Greek and Roman antiquities, Asian art, Latin American art, contemporary art and American paintings. The museum offers a variety of programs and a cafe. Visit our website for admission pricing and more information. Free general admission every Tuesday 4 - 9 p.M. And Sunday 10 a.M.- Noon
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Houston
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35 reviews 35 reviews
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Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
“Quite a collection!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2012

An amazing collection of treasures from every part of the world representing all periods. Scattered in multiple buildings requiring some effort -- but Do Not Pass This Up!

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Wakefield, Massachusetts
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“Wonderful Way to spend a Rainy Day”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2012

The SAMA was a fantastic experience. I could have spent another whole day there. The Greek, Roman, and Egyptian exhibits were AWESOME. What was so ironic is that most of the Egyptian exhibit was on loan from the MFA in Boston, where we had just come from. The museum is within walking distance (1 mile) from Alamo Plaza and the layout was incredible. There was also an exhibit of Irish silver dating back from the 1600s -- extremely beautiful and a testamony to the creative abilities of Irish silversmiths. I highly recommend this place to any out-of-town visitor. Inexpensive admission and very helpful and friendly staff. A terrific way to spend a rainy day.

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Santa Fe, New Mexico, United States
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“An Excellent Stop if your in San Antonio”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2012

I loved that instead of tearing down old structures, San Antonio has preserved many older buildings and remodeled into wonderful spaces. SAMA is a perfect example. Located on the Riverwalk away from downtown, this is a perfect stop for some culture.

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“Well worth it.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2012

$22 for two adults and two kids. Egyptian, Greek, and Latin art very interesting. Especially Peruvian art. Also contemporary art. Although the 4 yr old was most excited by the squirrel she saw through the window in the garden. Nice gift shop. We didn't stop at the restaurant.

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Houston, Texas
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“Gem of a museum”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2012

Has an amazing variety for a museum its size. We enjoyed the ancient items from Eqypt, Greece, the middle East, and Asia. It had just the right amount to see in one visit. And the cafe associated with the museum, Cafe des Artistes, had excellent choices for a nutritious, delicious lunch.

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