San Antonio Museum of Art, San Antonio

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Experience Egyptian, Greek, and Roman antiquities, along with other art from the Americas and Asia, at San Antonio Museum of Art. This museum opened to the public in 1981 in an old Lone Star Brewery complex, which was purchased and renovated in the 1970s. Enjoy a stroll along the banks of the San Antonio Riverwalk before entering the adjacent museum. The museum hosts a number of educational programs and visiting exhibits in addition to its permanent collections. While the museum was originally known for its Latin American works, it now also boasts a impressive collection of art from other parts of the world. The museum cafe offers a view of the river. Arrange to visit San Antonio Museum of Art and other attractions in San Antonio using our San Antonio trip itinerary planner.
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  • August 9, 2017
    Corresponding to pre-Columbian art rooms is impressive. Now I understand why at the Museum of site of Monte Albán (Oaxaca) there is no big deal; everything is here. The room for the art of the colony is also very interesting. It has rooms of modern art, as well as Roman and Egyptian art. It has temporary exhibitions that sometimes have cost extra. I suggest to arrive by truck. Close to the Center, but not to walk, since it gets very hot.
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  • August 8, 2017
    This museum is one of San Antonio's hidden wonders. It has a lot to offer different eras to peruse through. Many different styles of art. It all so gives FREE General Admission on Tuesdays: 4:00–9:00 ...  more »
  • July 29, 2017
    The builing that it is in is pretty cool. My daughter enjoyed roaming around despite the fact that one of the towers is currently closed for renovations. The art and sculptures were nice, but it was l...  more »
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  • May 19, 2017
    My favorite place in San Antonio for sure! The wide selections of art and the way they're neatly displayed by type makes for a great, easy visit. The place is always neat and the grounds are beautiful! The staff has always been very kind and educated, I've never had a problem with them and my service dog, which means a stress free visit! They offer student discounts, and Alamo College students even get in free with their ID, which means I could visit all year for free! I love this place and I recommend it to anyone!
  • July 5, 2017
    Great art museum. Very diverse exhibits, covering ancient Greece, Asia, and South American art as well as American and European paintings and modern art. A little bit for everyone! Also right on the San Antonio river walk and within walking distance of the Pearl district and lots of delicious food options.
  • April 24, 2017
    They have so many things to see and I love that they offer student discounts. Make sure to give yourself a few hours to see everything. Also, weddings there are amazing. They give you a few different areas to get ready in and the ceremony is under the multicolored glass walkway. They have a few people stay to make sure you don't destroy stuff and they don't allow alcohol, but that's understandable. Overall, every time I've been there, it's been great.
  • June 24, 2017
    Few hundred kids from a school trip were there, very loud. Trapped us in elevator for a good while. Got in the way. Sky bridge closed. Elevator glitching. Security overwhelmed. I thought utsa might enter free, I had an ID but was charged. I attend Vista, but didn't have an ID and they didn't take any other forms of proof so was charged $5
  • May 18, 2017
    This museum was much much bigger than I anticipated. There were so many works on display and a very wide selection. My school group had a great time, everyone found a piece they liked. I can't wait to go again.

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