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Elisabet Ney Museum

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World Class Hidden Gem #1Austin Museum

Boy, was I wrong! Years ago I lived down the street from this tiny museum thinking it had been the... read more

Reviewed February 12, 2019
Austin, Texas
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Went there during free museum weekend. The entire day was filled with a lot of fun. History buffs... read more

Reviewed February 11, 2019
Austin, Texas
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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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304 E 44th St, Austin, TX 78751-3813
Hyde Park
+1 512-458-2255
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Reviewed February 12, 2019 via mobile

Boy, was I wrong! Years ago I lived down the street from this tiny museum thinking it had been the home of some cranky old Texas lady who thought she was an artist. No!! Elizabet Ney was a world class sculptor having sculpted all the...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed February 11, 2019

Went there during free museum weekend. The entire day was filled with a lot of fun. History buffs would appreciate this place.

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed August 9, 2018

Worth the drive through a residential area. Interesting story of a woman sculptor who was way ahead of her time. We were in the area so it was well worth the trip not sure I would recommend a trek there if not in the area,...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed July 15, 2018 via mobile

While the sculptures themselves are lovely, I mostly enjoyed learning about the sculptor herself. Elisabet Ney lived a fascinating life which was led by her ahead of her time philosophies. The house itself was fun to explore as well.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed July 5, 2018

I've walked right past the Elisabet Ney Museum before and somehow didn't even see it! Luckily a friend took me to see the museum recently and I'm so glad she did. The museum is right in the middle of Hyde Park, plenty of free street...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed March 26, 2018 via mobile

It is worth getting away from downtown Austin to visit this gem. The sculptures are terrific. The architecture is great. The staff is professional, friendly and knowledgeable.

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed January 27, 2018

Very interesting story, which lead to more stories and connections to Texas history. Ney was a strong independent woman of talent, imagination, and intelligence. The building and the neighborhood was interesting, as well. It was cold outside and windy, so a longer walk around the...More

Date of experience: December 2017
1  Thank Wendy F
Reviewed January 2, 2018 via mobile

Tucked away in a residential area, is a little gem. The artist's home is an unusual stone building. The curator was very knowledgeable, the artist's life really fascinating, and the works displayed were wonderful. It takes no longer than perhaps an hour or so to...More

Date of experience: December 2017
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Reviewed November 3, 2017 via mobile

This museum is well worth a visit. The guide was very informative about the life and works of this very creative woman. I would also suggest a visit to the Capital Building this will allow you to see her finished marble statues of Huston and...More

Date of experience: November 2017
2  Thank C5859MRjohnr
Reviewed October 2, 2017 via mobile

Went here with some friends when we got into town and were waiting to check into our hotel. This is a cool little museum with some very impressive sculptures. Admission was free and the museum is self guided. The man who was working was very...More

Date of experience: September 2017
3  Thank veggierin
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