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San Antonio Museum of Art

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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...more
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200 W Jones Ave, San Antonio, TX 78215-1402
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I Took advantage of the free entrance. The displays were awesome. There's so many things to learn and to see. Recommended!

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

It was a quiet morning and I felt like I had the museum to myself! The prices are high in my opinion. I didn't expect them to compare to the museums in NYC but I was impressed with how comprehensive the museum was. It was...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Extensive collections of early Egyptian, Roman, Chinese, and other cultural artifacts dating back thousands of years. Felt much more like a ancient history museum. Still worth the time to visit -- especially if you can take advantage of the various free hours.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank LivingTheWidth
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very interesting displays. Really enjoyed the free tour. Volunteer was very knowledgeable. Interesting old building that use to be a brewery.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank ldhub2
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I spent about 2 hours walking around this museum. It’s very clean with a diverse collection of paintings, sculptures, and artifacts. At $20, I think it was overpriced. This doesn’t compare to the amazing exhibits in places like DC and NYC.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Hilary L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We are art museum junkies and have visited many of the great museums around the world. The SAMA is one of those "secondary" museums that is first-class in every way. While you want find many masterpieces, you will find noteworthy and comprehensive collectives, all well-curated....More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Philip C
Reviewed December 13, 2018

You'll need a couple of days to truly enjoy everything this museum has to offer. There is a great sweep of art from Ancient Egypt and the Mediterranean to the modern era. The staff is incredibly friendly and the museum is well laid out. They...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Jacqueline R
Reviewed December 9, 2018 via mobile

Whenever we visit other cities, we always try to work in a museum or two. This had some great exhibits! From Ancient Egypt to Asian Art all the way to Ancient Greek sculptures- we loved it! It was different and incorporated some Texas history and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed November 27, 2018

My husband and I visited the San Antonio Museum of Art in San Antonio, Texas, on Thursday afternoon, November 8, 2018 and Friday morning, November 9th. The museum had a very impressive collection of paintings, sculptures, and many other types of artifacts all well curated...More

Date of experience: November 2018
2  Thank kzsull01
Reviewed November 14, 2018

There must be 15 galleries in this place, and the American contemporary section was quite interesting to us, but most of the place seemed as much an archeology museum than art. Lots of antiquities, which were of less interest to us.

Date of experience: November 2018
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June 14, 2016|
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Response from Giovis911 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry to say it was temporary and gone. We were so fortunate to see it the last day of the exhibition.
Susan B
March 15, 2016|
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Response from DavidB288 | Reviewed this property |
Call or email them and ask. They are quite friendly.
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June 27, 2015|
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Response from TatianaH327 | Property representative |
Yes, it is air conditioned!