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San Antonio Museum of Art

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Address: 200 W Jones Ave, San Antonio, TX 78215-1402
Phone Number: +1 210-978-8100
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10:00 am - 9:00 pm
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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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Great museum

We visited the museum on a Sunday when they were offering free admission. It was definitely a great experience. We did a tour and it was great! Everyone in our tour group was able... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Akosua A
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We visited the museum on a Sunday when they were offering free admission. It was definitely a great experience. We did a tour and it was great! Everyone in our tour group was able to express their opinions on specific pieces and we compared our thoughts and then our tour guide explained what the pieces symbolized. Very informative tour and... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

What an experience! This was my first visit to the San Antonio Museum of Art and it won't be my last. I was very impressed with the various collections the museum houses. We especially enjoyed the Asian, Egyptian, and Greek & Roman collections. Tip: Bring a sweater with you! It was extremely cold in some of the galleries.

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Port Huron, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We spent a long time in the museum. There are several floors to tour and it is Handicap Friendly with elevators and restrooms. Each item has a description or story so your can read about the article. I found this museum to be very easy to enjoy, wide open walkways and everything was neatly displayed making it easy to go... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place was absolutely massive. I was blown away by how large it was. My wife and I took about an hour on the bottom floor then realized it was 4 stories tall. Then after we did all 4 stories we realized there was another side also. They have some really amazing pieces. You could easily spend all day in... More 

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Lucky to take a tour for people who are blind or vision impaired on a recent trip to San Antonio. Guides provided alternative ways to experience the art - from scents, to music, to describing how to achieve the same pose as a sculpture (very effective). Impressive collection and a great experience.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As an art lover I was stunned by this museum's collection. Beautiful exhibits, gracefully displayed and interpreted. Very well done. I have learnt a lot and enjoyed seeing art from around the world. This is also an impressive building. Sadly two floors and the cafe were shut but I was directed to a nearby place. One downside was air conditioning... More 

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Long Beach, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This museum has a lot to offer. Exhibits are interesting and displays are grouped by interest. Then there is the building and grounds - the old Lone Star Brewery - amazing! There are free days and Family days with lots of activities for kids.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A nice place to spend an afternoon. Not the most spectacular museum, but worth the price of admission and plenty of enjoyable exhibits to enjoy.

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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The exhibits are fascinating with just the right length descriptions. Everything was beautifully displayed and many of the exhibits also had child-friendly activities at the entrances. Some of the museum was under construction, but that was easily bypassed (should be amazing when it is done!), and the paintings were beautiful. Highly recommended for art and sculpture lovers.

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Philadelphia, PA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Choose the art you want to explore from all around the world! I chose the art from India to spend most of my time on. Excellent place for slow walks, casual conversations, and occasionally being struck by inspirational art. Try the hammocks in the back. There are restaurants and a cafe nearby. Parking is free if you visit the museum.

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