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“The quirky house and museum of Elisabet Ney”

Elisabet Ney Museum
Ranked #74 of 335 things to do in Austin
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Sculptor Elisabeth Ney spent the last years of her life working in this building, which still contains some of her most beautiful sculpted pieces.
Reviewed May 18, 2012

On a trip to Austin in late December 2010/early January 2011 to visit our daughter, we took her one afternoon to the wonderful Elisabet Ney Museum in a strange old house at the north end of the Hyde Park neighborhood north of the U of Texas campus. The house and the art it contains tell a fascinating tale of a young German woman of an artistic bent and privileged background who married a Scot, moved with him to Georgia, and ended up running a plantation in East Texas, ultimately becoming one of the intellectual movers and shakers in the wild Austin of the late 19th century. Highly recommended.

5  Thank Walter M
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Reviewed March 29, 2012

Museum visits are free! A century ago this artist was a liberated women way ahead of her time. A great artist as well

2  Thank Garth M
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Reviewed February 8, 2012

The museum is housed in a beautiful home which was also the studio of Elisabet Ney. High quality art in nice, friendly setting. Small enough museum to take young kids.

Thank Ravi M
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Reviewed April 17, 2010

This museum dedicated to the internationally known sculptress, Elisabet Ney, is a gem hidden in Hyde Park. They've obviously taken great care to keep it much like she had it 100 years ago. Besides her art, she is a remarkable individual and a great role model!

1  Thank bjmoody
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Reviewed November 5, 2006

Despite the previous review, I didn't find the art "boring." The Ney museum is located in Ms. Ney's former home which enhances the the wonderful atmoshpere. A quiet refuge in busy Austin, don't miss it!

1  Thank BirdWalk
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