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“A 'must see' especially for those who love modern art”
Review of McNay Art Museum

McNay Art Museum
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USD 65.00*
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Half Day San Antonio Afternoon Grand Historic Tour
Ranked #14 of 282 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.
Reviewed 6 April 2018

Imagine a 23-acre property with gardens, sculpture, and trails--that alone is worth the time to find this impressive museum, much of which is housed in a gracious Spanish Colonial Revival home. Modern additions are impressive for displaying larger pieces and housing the research library. Staff are friendly, approachable, and knowledgeable.

Thank Anita W
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Reviewed 5 April 2018

I was surprised by the number of pieces by the really great artists. Monet, Van Gogh, Rodin, Manet, etc, along with newer American artists. Too many to mention.

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Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

If you enjoy beautiful homes and grounds and art, this is a place not to be missed. Don’t expect a major art museum like you will find in Houston, Dallas, or Fort Worth. But there is plenty of art to admire, but with the added feature of a beautiful older home with wonderful landscaping. Best art museum inSan Antonio

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Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

This museum is well worth half a day when in San Antonio. I had never heard of it until a vacation to see the Final Four took me to San Antonio. It is housed in a lovely mansion with modern additions and surrounded by beautiful grounds. I was pleasantly surprised by the wide variety of art and works by well known artists. Since it was a Sunday afternoon, I was also able to take a free docent-led highlights tour. Don’t miss the gorgeous patio!

Thank Clutz13
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Reviewed 25 March 2018

This is an excellent small museum in a former private mansion (that has been expanded over the years), set in a large garden/park setting. The collection is small but well chosen and wide ranging, with additional traveling exhibits housed in a lovely contemporary addition. They also house the Tobin Collection which is one of the largest collections of theatrical design in the country.

Thank christophermL2200SK
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