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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: +1 210-824-5368
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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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

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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I showed up early so I walked the grounds exploring all the sculptures, landscape, and architecture. This would have been enough, but inside I found so many beautiful pieces of... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I showed up early so I walked the grounds exploring all the sculptures, landscape, and architecture. This would have been enough, but inside I found so many beautiful pieces of art that this was one of this trip's highlights. My little notebook is filled with a number pieces that I will go home to research more about them so as... More 

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Scotch Plains,NJ
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The best Art museum in San Antonio is the McNay Built by an art collector in her own mansion, the museum is a work of art in itself. The grounds are wonderful and the works of art inside are priceless. I'd say it's in the top 20 museums in America and should be part of any visit. Handicap accessible (call... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was the first Modern Art Museum in Texas, opening in 1954. Set on beautiful grounds with fountains and sculpture all around, the museum is a delight for young and old. It kept our 10 /8 year old grandsons interested for over two hours and they got free admission. Besides an excellent modern art exhibition from impressionists thru Picasso and... More 

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Venice, FL
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The tile work, painted coffered ceilings, fountains, sculptures, courtyards, landscaping add to the experience. There is a short movie about the benefactor and an interesting exhibit about stagecraft for the opera. All the staff are very pleasant and knowledgeable.

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Brant Lake, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Don't miss this estate/mansion converted into a museum. It has an outstanding collection along with visiting exhibitions. Loved the sculpture and how it was hung. Also an excellent guided tour of the art on your cell phone. A courtyard in the center could be in any palazzo in Europe complete with fountain, garden and irons benches, And don't miss the... More 

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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fine collection of modern and impressionist art. The story of Marion McNay was worth watching in the second floor orientation gallery. Enjoyed Rodin's scupltures of Burghers of Calais in the glass walled display room.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The grounds at the McNay are art itself. I love being able to enjoy walking outside just as much as I do walking through the halls and rooms of this museum. There are essentially three floors, so make sure to give yourself a few hours to truly enjoy this location and all of the art is has to offer. Also,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Smaller, yet mighty and varied collection in a stunning setting. Perfectly sized for me....I am overwhelmed by massive museums. Moreover the former mansion and the grounds upon which the museum was built are mesmerizing. The beauty is enhanced by amazing outdoor sculptures and gardens. This treasure piece will appeal to even casual art lovers as there is something for everyone.... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went on a Saturday and it was not crowded at all. Very nice museum with many interesting art pieces. The museum has many photographs, paintings, drawings, statues and some furniture pieces. The museum is not overly large so it will not take all of your day. Just the right amount of walking for us. The museum is actually a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had no idea there was a world class collection of impressionist and post-impressionist art in San Antonio. Plus sculpture, Medieval art (I'm partial to carvings and they have a number of amazing ones) and more. The gallery includes the original McNay mansion and added gallerys. A beautiful setting. Southwestern in design the original mansion is uniquely San Antonian. We only... More 

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