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McNay Art Museum

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Neighbourhood: Uptown Broadway
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Address: 6000 N New Braunfels Ave, San Antonio, TX 78209
Phone Number:
+1 210-824-5368
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Sun 12:00 - 17:00
Tue - Wed 10:00 - 16:00
Thu 10:00 - 21:00
Fri 10:00 - 16:00
Sat 10:00 - 17:00
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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Excellent experience in a first class art museum!

I highly recommend this art museum. Just the house and grounds alone are stunning...and yeah the art is also amazing. We came today for the current exhibit "Monet to Matisse" and... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Karen G
San Antonio, Texas
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San Antonio, Texas
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I highly recommend this art museum. Just the house and grounds alone are stunning...and yeah the art is also amazing. We came today for the current exhibit "Monet to Matisse" and it so beautiful!

Thank Karen G
Gardnerville, Nevada
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Even if you don't want to go into the gallery, go to walk the grounds. It is, in a word, beautiful. With it's expansive lawns, flowers, fountains and pond, it is a great place to visit.

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Went here after many years to see exhibition of French art. Was surprised at new addition which adds to museum without detracting from old mansion charm.

Thank Karl L
San Antonio, Texas
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The collection at the McNay Museum is really excellent. It is definitely worth the trip away from downtown. Right now there is a fabulous temporary exhibit on Impressionism on display. The building and grounds in and of itself are beautiful. It's a unique art museum, in that I would recommend going on a day when the weather is actually good!

Thank Lauren S
Harlingen, Texas
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice museum. The permanent exhibition is mostly modern and contemporary art, and a little bit of classic religious art. The architecture of the Spanish colonial style house is awesome and the gardens surrounding the property are very nice. Right now there is a special exhibition 'Monet to Matisse'. There is free parking for patrons. No cafeteria, just vending machines so... More 

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Henderson, Nevada
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The original house is Spanish -Colonial- Revival with 24 rooms and is surrounded by 23 acres where there are waterfalls and modern outdoor sculptures. The property was owned by Marion Koogler McNay who was an artist and who collected Southwest Art/ New Mexico Art and 19-20th century European and American Paintings. When she died, she bequeathed an endowment of the... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Delightfully enchanting museum that is quaint and more personable. From the gardens to the coy pond enjoy a leisure stroll with family, friends or loved one to enhance your artistic side. Amore'

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Benson, Arizona
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The McNay Museum of Art is situated in a Spanish Colonial Revival style home. It was the first museum of Moden Art in Texas in 1954. Artwork by such artists as Paul Gauguin, Vincent Van Gogh, Edward Hopper, Georgia O'Keeffe, Pablo Picasso, Jackson Pollock and Pierre-Auguste Renoir.

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Burlington, Canada
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My sister and I planned to attend the exhibition of Matisse that we read about in Toronto, so this was marked as must on our itinerary. The grounds of a former wealthy businessman are a perfect venue for the art museum, and a delight in itself to wander, sit on a stone bench and look at eh peacefulness. The small... More 

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We loved the museum setting as much and the wonderful representation of art from the tried and true to the new and funky. The outdoor sculptures are also great to wander thru.

Thank Ann J

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