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San Antonio Museum of Art

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Address: 200 West Jones Ave., San Antonio, TX 78215
Phone Number:
+1 210-978-8100
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Hours:
Tue 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wed - Thu 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fri 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
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The San Antonio Museum of Art is housed in a historic brewery along the...

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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This museum far exceeded our expectations. We though we'd be getting some local and native art, but it has vast displays of ancient Greek and Roman artwork, as well as Chinese... read more

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Englewood, Colorado
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Englewood, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This museum far exceeded our expectations. We though we'd be getting some local and native art, but it has vast displays of ancient Greek and Roman artwork, as well as Chinese and oriental work. Good stop.

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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Unfortunately, there are renovations going on which means certain exhibits are closed and it did impact the flow of the visit. But what is on display is excellent. I never expected such an extensive collection of Chinese works particularly of Ming and earlier dynasties. The fact that much of it was donated by one couple was very impressive. I was... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We did five of the galleries beginning with the Greek, Roman and Egyptian gallery and then onto floors 2, 3 and 4. Lovely artifacts in an amazing collection. Did the gallery on the first floor behind the gift shop before we got too tired to continue. My favorite items were the Korean tiger screens and a lovely Ming vase.Gift shop... More 

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Mill Creek, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were awestruck at this museum. It had the most fabulous display of Greek, Egyotian and Italian art, we loved the Mexican art, and Pre-Colombian art. Just magnificent, don't miss this if you love beautiful art.

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Roanoke, Virginia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 19, 2017 via mobile

Some exhibit areas are closed due to construction. Other exhibits were interesting including Texas artists. Worth checking out.

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New Castle, Delaware
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2017

In addition to the usual exhibits of European art, this museum has good exhibits of pre-Columbian and colonial art as well as a section on Texas culture.

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Chestertown, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 15, 2017 via mobile

Only had time for the Asian collection. Started on the third floor and worked our way down. Excellent commentaries on the pieces. Displays are very well presented.

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Brevard, North Carolina
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 12, 2017

Went this afternoon and I was able to get in for the senior rate while the people with me had free passes. It was varied but part of the building was under renovation. Once that is done more exhibits will be open. I noticed three Diego Riveras. Nice. And one Bierstadt. Not too far from a nice coffee shop, Rosella's,... More 

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Ames, IA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2017

This is one of those museums that is under appreciated if you love Egyptian or Near Eastern art and archaeology. It has a nice collection, including some items resulting from a Harvard expedition. I highly recommend it.

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2017

I don't recommend this art museum. Very few paintings, many historical artifacts. It is housed in old Brewery, but I couldn't find anything about the history of the building. There were a few closed areas. Not worth the $10 price tag. Sunday from 10 to 12 it is free.

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