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McNay Art Museum, San Antonio

4.7
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. Use our San Antonio trip planner to add McNay Art Museum and other attractions to your San Antonio vacation plans.
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  • This museum, originally a grand house miles outside San Antonio, is a joy to visit. We spent 3+ hours. Several families and professional photographers were using the grounds for portrait backgrounds. ...  more »
  • Watch out for the grounds keeper who charges 30.00 for pictures. I was going to visit the museum and take a picture of my wife. I'm glad I didn't. It's 20.00 to enter but 30.00 for taking a picture on...  more »
  • If you love browsing through great art, then this museum is for you. The building is magnificent and the gardens and water features are gorgeous. On a hot day in San Antonio, stroll through the McNay ...  more »
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  • I love the McNay. It's a five star place. Browns or lovely and the patio area inside the structure itself is wonderful. The koi are beautiful to look at and it is very restful to watch them swim. Like many other museums they have permanent collections and transient ones. one of the temporary exhibits that did nothing for me other than to increase my appetite was a statue of a lady made with Cheetos or similar product. The McNay earned three stars for this review because a year ago and I visited, and now Google wants me to do a review, the place was under construction. Or destruction depending upon one's viewpoint. I have not been back to San Antonio since then but I certainly plan to visit this place again when I do. If Google asks me when I visit it the next time then it will be a five star review.
  • Loved our visit! It was out of the way from where we staying downtown, but I loved their special exhibit on Chicano art. They had some beautiful pieces in their permanent exhibits, including Diego Rivera and Picasso. The piece titled Strange Fruit 9 (I think that's what it was called) was eeriely beautiful and powerful. I appreciated the QR code that led to more information and added multimedia layer.
  • Parking needs improvement because it is a tight spot. Other than the parking, it is an awesome place to get engaged in art and architecture as well with photography. There are many showcases at this museum that can be fun and interesting to learn. I certainly love the library. One spot to visit inside the museum is the garden. Either its raining, its cold, or hot; any kind of weather fits the outside garden and it's lovely.
  • The McNay is truly beautiful. The staff is so friendly and kind. My only hang up with it is that the house part isn't handicap accessible. I do understand why though. My father was just very disappointed he couldn't go see some of the other exhibits.
  • Small, intimate museun with outstanding exhibits. Knowledgeable, professional staff who are easily accessible and eager to share their expertise. Beautiful grounds! A true gem - go often and be awed!
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