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McNay Art Museum

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Neighborhood: Uptown Broadway
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Address: 6000 N New Braunfels Ave, San Antonio, TX 78209-4618
Phone Number: 210 824 5368
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tue - Wed 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thu 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
Description:

A huge Mediterranean-style mansion that houses over 10,000 paintings,...

A huge Mediterranean-style mansion that houses over 10,000 paintings, sculptures and prints.

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Small gem

A wonderful collection for a small museum. Bring yourself back to when this was a private home and enjoy the space and patio. Some nice touches of original owners.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
mpd
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Boston MA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

A wonderful collection for a small museum. Bring yourself back to when this was a private home and enjoy the space and patio. Some nice touches of original owners.

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Although I believe the building housing this collection has been changed or vastly overhauled since I visited, I will never forget the rich collection of work including many by the great impressionists, some of which were the more interesting for being atypical. The old building I visited was a beautiful hacienda which I experienced as being gently shared by its... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fantastic! One of the best city art museums I've visited. Don't miss it. Take the #11 VIVA bus from downtown. Taxi is too expensive.

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Thank Kirby B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Interesting exibits, some breadth but little depth, beautiful grounds, beautiful space. Loved the sculpture room

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A spectacular home filled with great works of art surrounded by beautiful grounds. The permanent collection fills the original home, which is lovely, and newer additions house more modern exhibitions. It's just the right size for an afternoon in the galleries.

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

Small but very interesting museum. Excellent staff and beautiful artwork. Just right for a 2 to 4 hour visit.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An excellent albeit small collection of modern pieces from Europe, Asia and North America that's nestled into a beautifully landscaped setting complete with a fountain and random pieces of large outdoor sculptures, this art museum is a real gem. Aside from the art, my favorite thing to do is wonder through the parts of the museum that include the mansion... More 

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Monterrey, Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a very nice museum with enough art to make it both interesting and beautiful. The building and its history alone make up for an amazing visit.

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Weston, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This museum has a wonderful variety of artistic styles and pieces represented, including a collection of Rodin sculptures and lovely large pieces inside and out on the lovely grounds and courtyard. The staff are welcoming and helpful. I really appreciate the way the pieces are displayed-leaving visual space around each painting and sculpure.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is quite a distance from the center, but we thoroughly enjoyed our visit. I wouldn't count on the river taxi to get you there, though, since they are few and far between and also do not run if there is a hint of rain. We saw the Coney Island exhibit, which was fantastic. We did not see the jazz... More 

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