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“Good exhibits”
Review of McNay Art Museum

McNay Art Museum
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$65.00*
and up
Half Day San Antonio Evening Grand Historic Tour
Ranked #9 of 266 things to do in San Antonio
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: A huge Mediterranean-style mansion that houses over 10,000 paintings, sculptures and prints.
Chicago, Illinois
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Good exhibits”
Reviewed December 8, 2013

We saw the special exhibit on cinema costumes, plus the exhibit on costumes in theatre, and set pieces and props for the animation film, The Nightmare Before Christmas. Amazing! The museum also has an extensive collection of the well known artists: Monet, Manet, Gauguin, Picasso, Cezanne, van Gogh, ...

Visited December 2013
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San Antonio, Texas
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53 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Loved it!”
Reviewed November 27, 2013

This is my fav museum in SA. I dont rem the cost, but you can park, and walk the grounds free. There is much to see outside. They also hold various art and pottery classes as well. The exhibits change, so be sure to check the website. Ive never seen this place crowded. I love being able to walk, and take lots of time looking at the art. Its a very serene place.

Visited March 2013
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Dallas, Texas
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81 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Relaxed beauty”
Reviewed November 25, 2013

Even if you don't go inside and see all the amazing artwork on display, the grounds are a fantastic and relaxing place to spend some time. After a while you wonder how this tranquil setting can be part of a busy city. The grounds are a photographers delight.

Visited May 2013
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Chatham, Illinois
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169 reviews
62 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“Esthetic Experience”
Reviewed November 22, 2013

The McNay Art Museum is a beautiful mansion and grounds that contain pieces that inspire. Besides the extensive core collection which is surprisingly large and filled with quality pieces, there is always a "special exhibit" or two that are well worth looking into. It's a wonderful place to stroll outside (for free) or tour inside (entrance fee). I'm very happy we took a couple of hours to enjoy this inspiring experience.

Visited November 2013
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Vernon, Connecticut
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128 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“Cheetos, costumes, and more”
Reviewed November 15, 2013

The original estate that houses the museum is a work of art in itself. The draw for us was a temporary exhibit of costumes used in period films, but we stayed to stroll through the rest of the first floor. The security staff were quite knowledgable about the building and the art, and enthusiastically engaged in conversation about it. We would have completely missed a room with a sculpture covered in Cheetos, and another with paintings by Carl Rice Embrey, if it weren't for one such guard.

Visited October 2013
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