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. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to San Antonio Museum of Art and many more San Antonio attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's San Antonio trip itinerary maker tool .
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  • The San Antonio Art Museum is a gem. It is relatively large and has a diverse collection containing any number of masterpieces. The Asian collection is comprehensive and incredibly detailed historical...  more »
  • Says a lot when everyone was tired by the time we left. Large variety of art, and not all the same stuff you see at every other museum. We all loved the Chihuy glass ceiling. Free parking across the s...  more »
  • While not a great art museum, this is certainly a place worth visiting. The Texas art section was surprisingly sparse, but there is some great pre-Columbian art and some interesting 18th and 19th cent...  more »
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  • This museum was fantastic don't judge to old exterior look. The inside is very modern with beautiful pieces of art from all over the world to even include American art. The staff is super helpful and friendly. They asked all the right questions to help me with what I was looking for even suggested other art I would probably be interested in. Love it here very kid friendly also.
  • I had not been at the museum since 2011 and i can say that it has gone through many great changes. All the wonderful displays, statues and artwork make this place a must visit for everyone. I took lots of pics, but people should really take time to visit and experience everything personally. It will amaze you!
  • A true rarity of a museum. The art works were all impeccable, and the selection was astounding. The staff was kind and very knowledgeable and eager to answer any questions. This museum is laid out very nicely, and would make a great date night stop.
  • It was so fun and interesting. I got to see areas I've never seen before and the staff were so kind and helpful. The current special exhibit (The Latino List) was fantastic. They usually are. It is always worth it.
  • There's a lot to view. I'm sure you can view this museum in one day, if you start early, but 2 days off thou stay later in the day! Friendly place and wonderful staff. Great selections of works of art. Stay on the lookout for their free days.

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To be at the heart of San Antonio's buzzing atmosphere and attractions, stay along the city's River Walk. Lined with hotels of all levels, the area is known for excellent dining and nightlife, and is close to all of the city's main sights. While this area tends to be pricier than other neighborhoods, it is the best option for those traveling without a car who want to take full advantage of their vacation time in San Antonio. For a more rustic experience, venture outside of the city limits to stay at one of the old-world guest ranches that dot the beautiful countryside.
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