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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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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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Chinese pottery and so much more

Lovely little museum. The physical space is very cool, old brewery. Nice collection of Chinese pottery and Roman glass. Gift shop is nice. Cool place to spend a few hours in!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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RENO, United States
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RENO, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Lovely little museum. The physical space is very cool, old brewery. Nice collection of Chinese pottery and Roman glass. Gift shop is nice. Cool place to spend a few hours in!

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San Antonio, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It's worth visiting this museum vendors if you are from a large metropolitan area with excellent museums. SAMA has some surprisingly delightful exhibits, such as the PICASSO tapestries commissioned by Rockefeller. And if you happen to be in town when there is an eveNing offering, go!

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Dix Hills, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

FREE on Sundays before noon!! So many exhibits, so little time. I especially loved the Chihuly piece and all the modern art exhibits. But if your taste leans more to China, Japan, or ancient art, there is something for everyone. Easy access from the hop on hop off bus. IF you come here you MUST walk two tenths of a... More 

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Hendersonville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We took the Rio Taxi to the SAMA as it is known there. The first section of the museum that we visited was the Egyptian and we were impressed with the wonderful collection of antiquities. Nearby was an equally impressive collection of Greek and Roman art. We continued up three more flights and enjoyed Pacific, Arabic, and Asian sculpture and... More 

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McDonough, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our trolley driver mentioned that admission was free from 10-12 on Sundays, so we decided to take advantage of it. Two floors of one wing are undergoing renovation, but the rest of the museum was very interesting and well laid out. The Egyptian/Greek collection on the first floor was especially impressive. Definitely worth a visit, even if you're not an... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The former Lone Star brewery has been transformed into large exhibition halls featuring works from pre-Colonial and Colonial America, as well as modern works.

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George West, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely displays, quiet and easy trail to follow from one end to the other, interesting and clearly labeled displays.

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I enjoyed the museum. Be sure that you do not take a back pack. You will be asked to leave it at the desk. If the Rodin exhibit is still there, be sure to spend the extra money and see it.

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A lot of the museum was closed for new installations, but the place was so large that I didn't mind not seeing everything. Ancient to contemporary stuff, lots of regional stuff! Definitely do this, there's something here for everyone.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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