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“Little gem”

San Antonio Museum of Art
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: The San Antonio Museum of Art is housed in a historic brewery along the banks of the Museum Reach of the Riverwalk. The Museum offers important permanent collections of Egyptian, Greek and Roman antiquities, Asian art, Latin American art, contemporary art and American paintings. The museum offers a variety of programs and a cafe. Visit our website for admission pricing and more information. Free general admission every Tuesday 4 - 9 p.M. And Sunday 10 a.M.- Noon
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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Little gem”
Reviewed March 15, 2013

I was surprised by the fantastic collection of Egyptian, Etruscan and Roman artefacts. It was well stocked and informative. They also had a small but interesting collection of modern art - I am not a modern art fan but it was great that they provide a card with some interesting insight into the pieces.

Visited March 2013
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“Great museum and area.”
Reviewed March 13, 2013

Super place, along with the surrounding area. I always check and see what kind of special items are on display. Nice historical building.

Visited March 2013
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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“About the size I like for a museum”
Reviewed March 4, 2013

It's not a bad little walk to get to and you really should walk it. Free on Tuesday nights after 4pm. Nice collections and isn't packed with crowds.

Visited February 2013
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
“Unexpected treasure”
Reviewed February 28, 2013

Had a little time before checking into my hotel on the River Walk so stopped in here since it's just north of downtown, a block west of Broadway. (It's located in the former Lone Star Brewery with plenty of free parking right across the street.) The collection of Egyptian, Greek, Etruscan & Roman artifacts blew me away! Apparently a local benefactor bought many of them from Britain (I think from the estate of a Lord Lansdowne) & donated them to the museum. It took more than an hour for a first look at just these collections, in addition to taking the time to go back & really appreciate them. There is also plenty of Spanish & Latin American art, Chinese ceramics, etc.....too much to take in in one visit. This museum's definitely one to return to repeatedly!

A couple of caveats - the layout has a number of sky bridges & not all the floors flow continuously, so getting around can be a bit confusing. I found that the visitors' guide doesn't do a very good job of showing how to navigate. Also, the cafe, advertised as being open, was closed, which meant replanning where to lunch.

Visited February 2013
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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“Nice surprise!”
Reviewed February 25, 2013

Well worth a very nice walk along the Riverwalk from downtown. There is an amazing collection of Latin American art and folk art. Also, a very impressive collection of Roman statuary and a very good collection of Melanesian art collected/donated by a very generous local donor.

Visited February 2013
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