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McNay Art Museum, San Antonio

(4.6/5 based on 650+ 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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  • A stunning architectural treasure that houses an excellent art collection as well as a beautiful exhibition space. The museum is about 30 mins out of city center by bus but well worth it. The grounds ...  more »
  • I visited this Museum to learn more of color and art because I am an architect and we were learning this subject. Anyway, the Museum used to be a mansion and it looked so big and nice. Creaky floors a...  more »
  • This museum's main pieces are 19th and 20th centurey European also have a number of Medieval and Renaissance pieces. There is a very interesting collection of French glass in the lower level of the ne...  more »
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  • Went during their Free HEB Thursday night with my girlfriend and it was great! There was food and music outside with a family friendly atmosphere but also nice and quiet to spend time with your significant other or to just check out some art on your own. Although we didn't have time to visit the sculpture garden, there was a good amount of paintings (including some from Picasso and van Gogh) and sculptures inside. Parking does fill up quickly so get there a bit early. Definitely plan on going back!
  • First off I wanna say that I love the art here and it's really a super great place for exhibits. I've also seen a few lectures here which have been very good as well. Only reason for the 2 stars is the security staff is really.. uh.. uppity? I came for a special exhibit a few weeks ago and got asked THREE TIMES if I had paid to get in. Sticker was clearly shown. I just think even if you have a few stragglers who wander in and have not paid, it's worth it not to ruin the experience for everyone else by asking every single person if they've paid or not..
  • Beautiful scenery and amazing architecture. A usually serene and peaceful place. It's a lovely experience every time I visit.
  • Beautiful mansion turned museum! The architecture alone is worth the visit. The display of fine art is handled with style and expertise. The grounds are wonderful to stroll through and enjoy the scenery and sculptures.
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