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McNay Art Museum

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Neighbourhood: Uptown Broadway
As featured in 3 days in San Antonio
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Address: 6000 N New Braunfels Ave, San Antonio, TX 78209
Phone Number:
+1 210-824-5368
10:00 - 16:00
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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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Fascinating history and art

We enjoyed the the beautiful building and the grounds. The permanent collection was impressive, and we also enjoyed the special exhibit of "six word stories" and unusual... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 31 December 2016
Crestview, Florida
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Crestview, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed the the beautiful building and the grounds. The permanent collection was impressive, and we also enjoyed the special exhibit of "six word stories" and unusual photographs. Don't miss the short film about Marion McNay's life -- an interesting woman.

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new york
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

No surprise this is in an upscale suburb! It is totally designed for car visitors. However we used handy 11a bus that starts and ends there. It is many attractions in one grounds. Stunning original building. Stunning new addition. Courtyard. Southwest art is striking and the modern is, too great shop. Raves. Only the film of the much married McNay... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016

This is San Antonios first Modern Art Museum. It was the Mansion of Marion McNay designed by Father & son Attlee & Robert Ayers, It is a Spanish Revival Style & extremely beautiful itself. If you miss getting in during the day Free Thursdays after 5pm is offered. If you love Art, you will Love the McNay.

2 Thank Rebekah78205
San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

The current exhibition is an outstanding example of contemporary Photography on a Grand Scale. Trying to unravel the story being told is a real fun and interesting addition to some the finest art collections in South Texas. As a member we can visit anytime and eat a local Alamo Heights restaurant. Worth seeing if you like Photo Art.

1 Thank charleslmims
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

McNay was surprisingly the best art museum I have ever been to. The curators are very informative. I was in breathing distance of Renior's, Van Gogh's, etc. The property is breathtaking.

3 Thank Debbie P
Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

We visit art museums wherever we go. This one ranks very very high. Beautiful collection of Modern Art. The paintings seemed to be in especially pristine condition which is noteworthy because that is not always so. The architecture and story of the property are particularly interesting. Gotta go!

1 Thank seattlesez
Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

Fun place to visit. Clean environment Good Art .Near Austin Highway. Inexpensive.Good Art Exhibits.Friendly Employee's.

1 Thank Joyce C
Austin, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

Wonderful art gallery. Beautiful grounds where picnicking is allowed.. Great history. Watch movie. Read up on it before you go to get the colorful story of the occupants. Nice exhibitions that are not overwhelming. Good parking.

1 Thank 814jamesu
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

I showed up early so I walked the grounds exploring all the sculptures, landscape, and architecture. This would have been enough, but inside I found so many beautiful pieces of art that this was one of this trip's highlights. My little notebook is filled with a number pieces that I will go home to research more about them so as... More 

1 Thank Kevin H
Scotch Plains,NJ
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

The best Art museum in San Antonio is the McNay Built by an art collector in her own mansion, the museum is a work of art in itself. The grounds are wonderful and the works of art inside are priceless. I'd say it's in the top 20 museums in America and should be part of any visit. Handicap accessible (call... More 

1 Thank Rob F

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