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Elisabet Ney Museum

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Address: 304 E 44th St, Austin, TX 78751-3813
Phone Number: 512 458 2255
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Sculptor Elisabeth Ney spent the last years of her life working in this...

Sculptor Elisabeth Ney spent the last years of her life working in this building, which still contains some of her most beautiful sculpted pieces.

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Lovely grounds; cool 3 story historic home

Elizabeth Ney is the sculptor who made the Stephen F. Austin and Sam Houston sculptures when you enter the Texas State Capitol. Some of her sculptures are here. Interesting lady... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Frances F
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Cedar Park, Texas
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Cedar Park, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Elizabeth Ney is the sculptor who made the Stephen F. Austin and Sam Houston sculptures when you enter the Texas State Capitol. Some of her sculptures are here. Interesting lady with German roots. Lovely grounds redone recently to be low water high impact (I wish I could do the wildflower meadow in my suburban front yard). Takes about 1 hour... More 

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great experience and some great art, as the building itself was a great. The history of The Ney Museum and miss Ney herself was fasinating.

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Thank anthonyrobertknapp
Austin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's been renovated and a women's group took over, but they still have a great collection and it gives you a good feeling to see the beauty a woman was able to bring to this area so long ago. Really immerses you in the history of the time. And right outside is Shipe Park with pool, tennis, basketball, and nice... More 

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Thank SurferGuyAustin
Houston, TX
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The museum is small and the outside is looks unkept and disappointing, but walk inside and the small two room downstairs is full of sculpture and history. I loved being able to see all the bust and some of the tools of the trade. The upstairs living area was adequate and third floor the same. The contemporary artist at this... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited on a tip from the wonderful owner of Go Go Gourmet (go there too). This museum is tucked away in a quiet neighborhood at the end of an overgrown yard. Made my mom nuts but I loved it, feels like you've just discovered a crazy hidden castle, lol. We were greeted by a really nice young man, didn't catch... More 

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Thank TxKiki
Austin, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016

Love local Texas history?  Wild about sculptures and the creative spirit?  Then the Elizabeth Ney Museum will be a delightful afternoon experience to celebrate both.  Nestled in the serene Hyde Park area of Austin, her Foremosa studio is open during most afternoons for viewing many of her original plasterwork studies and several marble busts.  The docent is an unlimited source... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

It certainly doesn't look like much from the outside--an old stone house sitting in the midst of an overgrown landscape in the Hyde Park residential area, just north of the UT campus--but don't let looks deceive you. Step inside the old house and enjoy the many examples of Elisabet Ney sculptures. The exhibits are very informative, with lots of pictures... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

At first I thought we were at the wrong place because it seemed the yard was overgrown. Only after entering this interesting Museum did we learn that was the way Elizabet Ney kept it. She was a fascinating character and accomplished artist. It is small and a bit out of the way. Best reached by car. Free admission and parking.

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1 Thank cordyroy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2016 via mobile

We came to the Ney Museum because I had been here a long time ago. I took my fiancé a little history on her so when we came to Austin we had to come. It was the best time we had looking at statues and learning more about her from the people working there. It is amazing that back in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2016

This museum is a tribute to the German-born sculptor Elisabet Ney came to Texas and represented the state with her sculptures at the World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago 1893. The museum has a fine collection of the sculptures on display.

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