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McNay Art Museum

6000 N New Braunfels Ave, San Antonio, TX 78209-4618
+1 210-824-5368
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A huge Mediterranean-style mansion that houses over 10,000 paintings, sculptures and prints.
  • Excellent73%
  • Very good21%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“van gogh” (20 reviews)
“alamo heights” (18 reviews)
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Hours Today: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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6000 N New Braunfels Ave, San Antonio, TX 78209-4618
Uptown Broadway
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"permanent collection"
in 34 reviews
"van gogh"
in 20 reviews
"alamo heights"
in 18 reviews
"old mansion"
in 17 reviews
"beautiful mansion"
in 11 reviews
"nightmare before christmas"
in 10 reviews
"andy warhol"
in 8 reviews
"big names"
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"spanish style"
in 13 reviews
"special exhibits"
in 15 reviews
"wonderful collection"
in 13 reviews
"sculpture garden"
in 12 reviews
"on display"
in 25 reviews
"free admission"
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"two hours"
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"picasso"
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"medieval"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The McNay is a lovely place to spend the day. Exhibits and grounds are wonderful. They have a nice gift shop too!

Thank yumyum111
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I truly love this museum. I guess I have a special attraction to museums that are housed in actual houses. This reminds me of a mini version of the Hearst Castle in California. The time frame and architecture is very similar. The grounds are absolutely...More

Thank TiaJK
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband loves art especially paintings! There was a very good variety of art work. Interesting things to see especially the "cheetos" woman!

Thank Joyce S
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was very pleased with our visit to the museum. There were some great impressionist pieces. We went on free admission day which is the 1st Sunday of the month. I wasn't at all interested in the 2 special exhibits so I was happy the...More

Thank Carrie C
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The museum is the first modern art museum in Texas, being founded in 1954 and named after its creator Marion McNay, a painter and art teacher. The museum is housed within the creator’s 1927 mansion and landscaped grounds. There is so much to see, with...More

Thank charles s
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There isn't that much to say except there is a LOT more variety than most museums in Texas. When you walk in, you think, "This place is tiny." but you really need to explore. Some of the best this place to offer is really outside,...More

1  Thank Wilbert Q
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

McNay museum is a wonderful place to learn about the history of texas and the san antonio area. Pretty casual environment, with lots to do and see. Kids have a lot of areas to get their energy out, and there are a lot of "touch...More

1  Thank 512geraldd
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Reviewed 11 January 2018 via mobile

We visited during a lazy Sunday afternoon.The Museum ground and architectural setup is a beautiful experience in all however I didn’t find any genuine art pieces to interest me.They have a few collections but nothing worth spending hours on! Moreover the staff was pretty rude...More

Thank DrAnju R
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Reviewed 9 January 2018

It's hard to review a museum when half of the permanent collection is not on display when you visit, but that was the situation when I visited, as multiple galleries were blocked off for a renovation of some kind. This was surprising as I was...More

2  Thank Brendan S
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Reviewed 7 January 2018

I've been going to this museum for many years. They have a fantastic new building and a great way to explain a slice of Texas' history after the Alamo.

Thank Jack M
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Gracie R
17 February 2018|
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Response from DrAnju R | Reviewed this property |
It’s around $20 for Adults and $15 for active duty military.My suggestion is to visit during free events and free general admission days! It’s not really worth the $20 entrance fees.
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Cathy B
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Response from Bill M | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, we didn't stay nearby.
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Yes, you pay cash at the door, and you won't be sorry!
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