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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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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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A refreshing two hours away from the Alamo crowds

I've visited the McNay twice and really like that it is an interesting layout unlike other art museums. It is made up of an old mansion, a theatre arts library with a circular... read more

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Houston, TX
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Houston, TX
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I've visited the McNay twice and really like that it is an interesting layout unlike other art museums. It is made up of an old mansion, a theatre arts library with a circular staircase, modern addition with a separate outdoor sculpture garden, and has an inside courtyard. The art collection is not going to threaten those of New York, LA,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A beautiful building with amazing art, especially the impressionists. Plan to spend the whole day but take your lunch as there is no place to eat nearby. The courtyard is a gorgeous place to eat.

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Just the right size to spend a couple hours wandering about on a pretty property, few types of art from different genres (Picasso/Monet/modern/statuary/photo exhibit). With the grounds and interior courtyard, would have been nice to possibly have a small coffee/muffin stand to enjoy while on site. Worth a stop in next trip to San Antonio.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I was so pleasantly surprised by the quality and beauty of the McNay museum that the 2 hours we spent there was not nearly enough. Starting from the architecture of this stunning Spanish- style mansion that houses the collection, with its interior patio, fountains with carp pond, and painted tiles and ornate metal work, it just keeps getting better. The... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The McNay is a classic must see art museum in Alamo Heights. With the added modern wing and various changing collections they attract its a great place for a date or even by yourself.

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Durham, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

What a wonderful Museum. The ground and the sculptures are wonderful even before you step inside, including Barbara Hepworth and the the Love Sculpture too. Didn't expect to find such a wealth of artists inside including Picazzo and so many other. Also beautiful works from some local artists too. This was a private home originally and you definitely get an... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited here with a friend for the Instagram Instameet and although it was closed we took some amazing photos on the grounds outside with all the abstract art. We will be going on a future visit to get inside the museum. If you enjoy art or the outdoors spending a little time walking in the garden then head to... More 

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

My wife and I are members here and we love it. The exhibits are fresh and culturally exciting. The staff is wonderful and friendly and they take the time to answer any questions you may have. The grounds are absolutely perfect and picturesque. I took my daughter's prom pictures here and they came out amazing. The landscape is manicured to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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