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McNay Art Museum, San Antonio

Categories: Art Museums, Museums
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4.6/5 based on 600+ reviews on the web
McNay Art Museum, the first modern-art museum in Texas, houses permanent and temporary exhibits of Modernist, Impressionist, Renaissance and Medieval, and 19th- and 20th-century works. The collection contains works by international artists, such as Henri Matisse, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Paul Gauguin, and Pablo Picasso. The Southwest collection includes Native American and New Mexican folk art. The 9 hectare (23 acre) property also features a Japanese-inspired garden filled with the museum's extensive collection of outdoor sculptures. For McNay Art Museum and beyond, use our San Antonio trip itinerary planner to get the most from your San Antonio vacation.
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  • We visited here with a friend for the Instagram Instameet and although it was closed we took some amazing photos on the grounds outside with all the abstract art. We will be going on a future visit to...  read more »
  • My wife and I are members here and we love it. The exhibits are fresh and culturally exciting. The staff is wonderful and friendly and they take the time to answer any questions you may have. The grou...  read more »
  • A wonderful collection for a small museum. Bring yourself back to when this was a private home and enjoy the space and patio. Some nice touches of original owners. 
  • I enjoyed my trip here. I took a few art students here in 2016 for VASE (art competition). They have a lot of very good artwork in an interesting setting. We were provided a guided who seemed good at his job as well as happy to help out. It was wonderful. I wish I had gotten to spend longer than an hour there.
  • The McNay is a wonderful experience. The exhibits are spectacularly done and they occasionally rotate in new exhibits on loan from other museums. But as nice as the exhibits are, the home itself is even more grand. If you have an opportunity seek out a docent for a tour. The docents are amazing and have a passion for the arts.
  • Culture, art, and creativity. I didn't know what to expect visiting this place. It's definitely eye-catching. Try coming on H-E-B 1st Thursday's. They have Free entry and Taco trucks. It's a great atmosphere to take any family.
  • The musem is smaller then the san antonio one, dont think youll spend any less time. There is alot to look at, and the location is much more beautiful. Sculptures line the property so do take some time to explore the grounds before you head in. The collection they have is amazing.
  • Best fine art museum in San Antonio. Beautiful converted mansion that now houses a fabulous modern art collection with many prominent artists such as Picasso, Matisse, Modigliani, Rodin, Hartley, and O'Keeffe. The collections also contains western American art, theatre arts, and contemporary Latino prints. Their new expansion wing allows for quite a bit of additional space for traveling exhibitions. Very impressed. Probably took 3 hours just to look at everything. Very helpful staff.
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