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McNay Art Museum, San Antonio

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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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  • The museum is in the process of renovating but what was available at interesting pieces. The grounds around the museum was guide nice.  more »
  • We visit the McNay each and every time we visit San Antonio. It is one of the unique museums and is a must see.  more »
  • Great museum and lovely grounds. The newly renovated Tobin Exhibition Galleries are terrific. Be sure to see the Broadway exhibit - 100 Years of Musical Theater. One can ride the special VIA bus from ...  more »
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  • 5 Reasons to visit the McNay 1. The grounds are beautiful. The pond, fountain, landscaping, and sculptures are worth the trip by themselves. 2. The architecture is stunning. The museum use to be a private residence and its Spanish style is beautiful and has lots of interesting little details. 3. The atmosphere is laid back. Don't know anything about art? No worries, everyone here is friendly and helpful. Casual attire rules. 4. Kids are welcome. Need something to do with the kids? Head to the McNay! Check out their website for a list of kid friendly activities. 5. Thursday nights are free! The McNay is open until 9:00 on Thursdays and admission is free starting at 4:00. And 2nd Thursday in the summer usually means food trucks and bands.
  • This place is amazing. The grounds are immaculate and the outdoor sculptures are phenomenal. There are also a couple of water attractions as well. This is a wonderful location for professional pictures and there is only a small fee for most small groups. Both of my daughters had their senior pictures taken here and they turned out great.
  • I just went here with my three young children and they loved it. It has enough space for a stroller, and a beautiful garden and pond area where you can enjoy a snack or just listen to the flowing water. Overall we had a great experience with the staff and the art was also fantastic!
  • I love this Art Museum! They have special exhibits along with popular artwork yet obsure artists. You have Picasso, Monet and local artists. A lovely day trip. Becoming a member is well worth it.
  • Everyone should go to the McNay at least once. I have lost count of the times I have been there. The architecture alone is worth getting lost in, let alone the galleries or some special exhibit they have. It is truly a hidden gem in San Antonio.