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San Antonio Museum of Art, San Antonio

(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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  • Some exhibit areas are closed due to construction. Other exhibits were interesting including Texas artists. Worth checking out. 
  • In addition to the usual exhibits of European art, this museum has good exhibits of pre-Columbian and colonial art as well as a section on Texas culture. 
  • Only had time for the Asian collection. Started on the third floor and worked our way down. Excellent commentaries on the pieces. Displays are very well presented. 
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  • This is a terrific collection of art and artifacts from many cultures worldwide. They frequently have special exhibits and seem to be constantly improving and renovating. Great city views from the neon-lit skybridge, and a pleasant outdoor area with restaurant and river path access. Membership is a great value at $65/year for 2 adults. The building is a historic gem, being the original Lone Star brewery, and the glass elevators are fascinating way to move between floors and see the sights.
  • One of the best kept secrets for a nice outing with family or friends is the San Antonio Museum of Art. The artwork and exhibits that comes through this Museum are outstanding. We try to frequent this Museum as often as we can, which is numerous times a year. Put this on your to-do list when visiting San Antonio!
  • I was impressed by the abundance of art forms they had to show here based on culture and viewing how art has been around for many generations goes to show that it has definitely changed. It's impressive and I definitely would love to come back. Really giant aesthetic sort of elevator that did scare me in the beginning but was still awesome
  • The museum has hours with free admittance on Sundays and Tuesdays. My group went on a Sunday. The selection of exhibitions caught me off guard. They had pieces from Ancient Rome, Oceania, early Bronze Age artifacts, and an exhibit on early Texan and Latin American exhibitions. Even though the museum is undergoing renovations, I recommend it.
  • 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.