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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
Phone Number:
+1 210-824-5368
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12:00 pm - 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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a treasure worth finding

A stunning architectural treasure that houses an excellent art collection as well as a beautiful exhibition space. The museum is about 30 mins out of city center by bus but well... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Staunton, Virginia
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Staunton, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A stunning architectural treasure that houses an excellent art collection as well as a beautiful exhibition space. The museum is about 30 mins out of city center by bus but well worth it. The grounds of the museum are also lovely. Allow 2-3 hours to enjoy it all. No restaurant but small snacks in the shop.

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

I visited this Museum to learn more of color and art because I am an architect and we were learning this subject. Anyway, the Museum used to be a mansion and it looked so big and nice. Creaky floors and beautiful garden. The way I liked it.

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Chestertown, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum's main pieces are 19th and 20th centurey European also have a number of Medieval and Renaissance pieces. There is a very interesting collection of French glass in the lower level of the new addition. The temporary exhibit entitled Telling Tales did not resonate much with me. While the concept of telling a "short story" in six words sounded... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

They have a fantastic collection of art from every era. The history of the facility and how the art collection got started is fascinating. I found the staff to be very helpful and approachable if my family had any questions.

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New York, NY
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The setting itself is stunning. It feels very intimate. The collection is fantastic, there are many lesser known works by well known artists. The staff was very friendly.

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not to be missed. Amazing collection of fine art, sculpture and architecture and personal stories. Be sure to learn about McNay and her history while you are there. Reminded us a bit of the Isabella Stewart Gardner museum in Boston.

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Crestview, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed the the beautiful building and the grounds. The permanent collection was impressive, and we also enjoyed the special exhibit of "six word stories" and unusual photographs. Don't miss the short film about Marion McNay's life -- an interesting woman.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

No surprise this is in an upscale suburb! It is totally designed for car visitors. However we used handy 11a bus that starts and ends there. It is many attractions in one grounds. Stunning original building. Stunning new addition. Courtyard. Southwest art is striking and the modern is, too great shop. Raves. Only the film of the much married McNay... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is San Antonios first Modern Art Museum. It was the Mansion of Marion McNay designed by Father & son Attlee & Robert Ayers, It is a Spanish Revival Style & extremely beautiful itself. If you miss getting in during the day Free Thursdays after 5pm is offered. If you love Art, you will Love the McNay.

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 17, 2016 via mobile

The current exhibition is an outstanding example of contemporary Photography on a Grand Scale. Trying to unravel the story being told is a real fun and interesting addition to some the finest art collections in South Texas. As a member we can visit anytime and eat a local Alamo Heights restaurant. Worth seeing if you like Photo Art.

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