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McNay Art Museum, San Antonio

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McNay Art Museum, the first modern-art museum in Texas, houses permanent and temporary exhibits of Modernist, Impressionist, Renaissance and Medieval, and 19th- and 20th-century works. The collection contains works by international artists, such as Henri Matisse, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Paul Gauguin, and Pablo Picasso. The Southwest collection includes Native American and New Mexican folk art. The 9 hectare (23 acre) property also features a Japanese-inspired garden filled with the museum's extensive collection of outdoor sculptures. Use our San Antonio trip planner to add McNay Art Museum and other attractions to your San Antonio vacation plans.
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  • This small gem of a museum has a wonderful breadth of art inside. The landscaping around it is also exquisite. Beautiful, beautiful place to spend an afternoon.  more »
  • My husband and I visited the McNay Museum of Art in San Antonio, Texas on Friday, November 9, 2018. This museum housed many different types of exquisite paintings, sculptures and other works of art in...  more »
  • Son and daughter-in-law took us here for the Pop Americana exhibit. Wonderful place to spend Sunday afternoon. Must see!  more »
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  • My husband and I held our vow renewal ceremony and party at the museum. It was an amazing and beautiful experience. The grounds and buildings are beautiful in photos and easy to navigate. The museum staff is knowledgeable and quick to help. The art collection is extensive and varied. The curators rotate the collection frequently and have interesting and unusual special exhibits. It is from to get in (minus the current special exhibits) every Thursday from 4-9. They usually have a band and food trucks on the lawn outside the main entrance.
  • Wonderful collection of art in a beautiful house on a magnificent campus. The McNay has so many wonderful things to look at and is always such a nice experience whenever I visit. The current attraction is a collective of exhibits that are named Immersion. There are extra fees for seeing them but the cost is well worth the experience if you take advantage of all offered attractions. After checking out Immersion my family and I walked about 2/3 of the general works of art, which are still world class; Picasso, Monet, Van Gogh, etc. Thanks to HEB you can visit the McNay for free on Thursdays. Have fun!
  • We adore the McNay! Everything about the museum is wonderful -but my favorite thing about it is the unique flow of the art from room to room. Don’t hesitate to ask the staff about a piece, they are so kind, smart and fun to chat with. You will find some really incredible pieces here and you will be blow away by the beauty of the grounds.
  • Magnificent museum with a nice diverse collection in both the historic Mansion side and the new modern side. In addition to the art, the museum offers a great program of lectures and tours. The grounds are glorious and open to the public everyday. The courtyard and reception hall are among the most beautiful in San Antonio and serve as a perfect wedding reception venue.
  • Awesome experience for our family of 7. Inside the renovated home and added space are some unique and eclectic collections. Come for a picnic lunch on the grounds then head inside to cool off and enjoy the art.

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