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San Antonio Museum of Art, San Antonio

Categories: Art Museums, Museums
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4.5/5 based on 550+ reviews on the web
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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  • Extensive Statues from the Roman period (along with gold and glass jewelry; Egyptian mummies in coffins; nice Latin Art exhibit; extensive Chinese potter. 
  • This is one of San Antonio's museums that feels strongly enough about introducing people to art that they offer free admittance on Tuesdays and Thursday's from 4 pm til close (10pm). The docents are v...  read more »
  • If you like museums, worth the visit. We shortly, but gave it to enjoy a lot.
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  • Nice collection, Horrible lighting. Many objects are behind glass with overhead lights on the OUTSIDE of the display case. This results in a horrible glare making it difficult to see the object displayed.
  • Amazing works in this place, the exhibits are rotated out pretty regulary. The website has only a portion of their displayed pieces. They have a skywalk with a beautiful view of the city. If you are an art lover or just hold a small interest in art, this is a wonderful place to visit. They have night events involving sketch sessions, free nights, and more. Check out their website for more info! It's probably a bit boring for young children, plus they get a bit loud. I would only advise it for older more mature children. Flash photography is explicitly not allowed. The art on display is unique, one of a kind, on loan and expensive, if you have no sense of etiquette you'll definitely not be welcomed here. That being said, i took a picture properly and a small girl saw, told her mother to take one of her with the painting, tapped on the painting and they both giggled. Big no no!!
  • Simply one of the best. From the extensive and diverse world class collections to the talented and devoted staff, this is the museum I adore. If you want a day of bliss and renewal, this is the place.
  • Came here for First Sunday for Families and we loved it! They had some fun art projects and tours. Afterwards we roamed the museum freely. I've been coming here since I was a kid and it's just always been one of San Antonio's greatest assets. Just plan on being here a whole day if you want to see everything!
  • My 6y daughter and I went here for their free evening outdoor theatre. They were showing a few independent animated films that won children's awards. It was very chill and felt safe (we're new to San Antonio and Texas so weren't sure what to expect). We'll definitely be back and check out the actual museum on a free Sunday.
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