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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  • What a beautiful place. Art antiquities from around the world. Will definitely revisit this marvelous tour into the past.  more »
  • So glad I took time to enjoy the museum. Particularly enjoyed the temporary exhibit of War and Conflict. Wonderful photography. There is much to see here!  more »
  • I was surprised and impressed by the breadth and depth of the collection. They have a huge amount of East Asian art, as well as a significant number of pieces from Latin America and the USA. They even...  more »
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  • I like being outdoors on our many sunny blue sky days, but when cloudy/rainy its nice to do something indoors. San Antonio Museum of Art is a fantastic place to spend a few hours learning and appreciating the exhibits. Easily accessible from the riverwalk. The gift shop has some nice replicas and trinkets. Go with an open mind and enjoy yourself.
  • We visited the museum on a Tuesday (free on Tuesdays 4-9pm). The museum is huge, so plan to spend at least 3 hours. My teenage kids and I enjoyed all the exhibits. If you have small kids I'm not sure this would be the museum for you, since it has no interactive activities for small children. The museum has 4 floors all very well organized and you get a map at check in. As far as handicap accessibility, the elevators are very wide and spacious. The exhibits are organized as to where there is enough space to move a wheelchair around. Overall, our experience was fantastic. It is a must see in San Antonio
  • It has a lot more than I expected. The special kids events are always fun. The regular price of admission is a bit high for what you get though. Their gift shop is pretty cool. It has lots of great replica art in various forms. Parking does fill up fast during special events. There is a small parking lot across the creek from Tre, the museums restaurant and for 5 bucks the short walk is enjoyable.
  • Easily accessible from Riverwalk. On the hop on/hop off bus route as well. Fantastic collections. Need a couple of hours at least to fully explore. Good rainy day activity. There was a John Marin visiting exhibit during my time at the Museum. Very worthwhile stop in San Antonio
  • So much history is packed into this off-the-beaten-path museum. You will not be disappointed if you spend a few hours here. Hats off the curators --- every display was beautifully arranged. We consider our visit to this Museum a highlight of our trip to San Antonio.
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