The Elisabet Ney Museum is the historic Austin, Texas studio of European-born portrait sculptor Elisabet Ney (1833-1907). See portraits from life by Ney of 19th-century European intellectuals, statesmen and kings as well as Texas heroes, together with photographs and memorabilia of Elisabet Ney.To visit Elisabet Ney Museum and get the most from your holiday in Austin, create itinerary details personal to you using our Austin trip planner.
The former studio, including its 2.5 acres, was designed by Elisabet Ney. The former studio is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and is a member of Historic Artists Homes and Studios, a program of the National Trust for Historic Preservation.
Posts marked with #Edmundstypewriter are posts that were left (usually anonymously) on the IBM Selectric III that we've placed in the tower room, designed to be Elisabet's husband Edmund's study. The best pieces are taken and posted (anonymously) on Twitter (@ElisabetNeyATX) and FB. The notion is that inspired thoughts should be shared generously, much as Elisabet and Edmund did all their lives.
The Elisabet Ney Museum is a property of the City of Austin Parks and Recreation Department.
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Here are some books to read if you want more info on Ney:
Cutrer, Emily Fourmy. The Art of the Woman: The Life and Work of Elisabet Ney. University of Nebraska Press, Lincoln, 1988. ISBN-10: 0803214383 ISBN-13: 978-0803214385
Goar, Marjory. Marble Dust: The Life of Elisabet Ney: An Interpretation. Eakin Press, Austin, 1984. ISBN: 0890154309
Fortune, Jan and Jean Burton. Elisabet Ney. Alfred A. Knopf, NY, 1943
Taylor, Bride Neill. Elisabet Ney Sculptor. Thomas F. Taylor, Austin, 1938. This book appears to be in public domain now as there are many reprints available of it.
Rutland, Mrs. J.W., ed. Sursum! Elisabet Ney in Texas. Hart Graphics, Austin 1977
Loggins, Vernon. Two Romantics and Their Ideal Life. The Odyssey Press, NY, 1946
Keeton, Morris. The Philosophy of Edmund Montgomery, University Press, Dallas TX 1950
Stephens, Ira Kendrick. The Hermit Philosopher of Liendo. SMU Press, Dallas, 1951
Saylor, Stephen. A Twist at the End: A Novel of O.Henry and the Texas Servant Girl Murders of 1885, Simon & Schuster, NY, 2000 ISBN-10: 0684856816 ISBN-13: 978-0684856810
Elisabet Ney Museum Reviews
Well preserved home and studio of the artist who created some of our most important sculptures. Museum is small and most Austinites have never visited but certainly a rewarding place to visit. more »
Elizabeth Net Museum is worth a visit. This tribute to a unique artist. Still under restoration, it is well a visit. While there review Elizabet’s life. Not my go to museum but worth a visit. more »
This studio museum was amazing to explore. Love Elisabet Ney and her husband's history. The studio she designed was equally impressive. Her clay sculptures were beautiful, including the last piece she had worked on before she died, Prometheus! This place is a must for anyone visiting Austin. Architecture was incredibly designed and built by her, totally functional and resembled a small castle.
My daughter and I visited Elisabet Ney Museum on our mother daughter weekend. I grew up in Austin and went to UT but never to this museum. We really enjoyed the sculptures, and learning about Elizabeth Ney. There's a nice walk down to the creek behind the museum. If you enjoy Texas history and art this is a must stop location and Austin. The staff was extremely knowledgeable and welcomed us warmly and answered all of our questions. I plan on coming back.
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