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McNay Art Museum, San Antonio
(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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  • Smaller, yet mighty and varied collection in a stunning setting. Perfectly sized for me....I am overwhelmed by massive museums. Moreover the former mansion and the grounds upon which the museum was bu...  more »
  • We went on a Saturday and it was not crowded at all. Very nice museum with many interesting art pieces. The museum has many photographs, paintings, drawings, statues and some furniture pieces. The mus...  more »
  • Had no idea there was a world class collection of impressionist and post-impressionist art in San Antonio. Plus sculpture, Medieval art (I'm partial to carvings and they have a number of amazing ones)...  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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