Mcnay Art Museum409 Votes Currently Closed
- Address: 6000 N New Braunfels Ave, San Antonio, TX 78209, United States, 78209
- Timings: 10:00 am - 04:00 pm Details
- Phone: +1-2108245368
- Fax: +1-8139325733
- Ticket Price: 15 USD
- Tags: Art And Culture, Art Museums, Family And Kids, Social, Arts, Art Dealers And Galleries
Marion Koogler McNay bequeathed the state her mansion, her art collection and most of her fortune in the creation of this museum. It’s one of the best collection of fine arts in Texas – possessing over 14,000 items of art and sculpture including the works of Paul Cezanne, Pablo Picasso, Paul Gauguin, Henri Matisse, Georgia O'Keeffe, Diego Rivera, Mary Cassatt, and Edward Hopper. In addition to that it possesses collections of Egyptian Mummies, Roman Coins and a costume collection.
The Museum has undergone various expansions since McNay’s death and also hosts the Tobin Collection of Theater Arts. The building itself does not lack for beauty, it’s Spanish Colonial Revival, adds rest on a beautifully landscaped grounds filled with fountains, a Japanese Garden and a fish pond. Texans are usually surprised to discover the place, and often walk away quoting “it’s a gem.”
Mcnay Art Museum Travel Tips
- There’s a snack vendor.
- Visitors may picnic on Museum grounds during the day.
- Wheelchairs are available on demand.
- Photography is not permitted in exhibitions on loan to the McNay.
- Flash photography is not permitted anywhere inside the museum. Smoking, food and beverages are not permitted inside the museum. Bags and parcels will be inspected.
- No alcohol consumption allowed on grounds.
How to Reach Mcnay Art Museum
- Buses on Austin Highway
- Cerroni’s Purple Garlic
- La Fonda Sunset Ridge
- Twin Sisters Bakery and Cafe
- Pizza Hut
- Tong’s Thau
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17.86% of people who visit San Antonio include Mcnay Art Museum in their plan
10 AM - 11 AM
29.03% of people start their Mcnay Art Museum visit around 10 AM - 11 AM
People usually take around 30 Minutes to see Mcnay Art Museum
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McNay Art Museum Reviews & Ratings
Had such a pleasant Sunday strolling through this museum. It was a free Sunday, paid $10 bucks to see the Andy Warhol: Portraits exhibition. Original fees are 20 bucks for adults, 19 and under are free! The idea of strolling though this beautiful historic mansion AND enjoying master art is a must for those that need a break from life...or a little inspiration. I sat outside in the patio for a while, then by the fountain in a little wooden pergola and left as a 5pm wedding was about to begin. (They close at 5 on Sundays.) Parking was pretty easy(and free) although I can see how it can maybe get packed...and it was a bit difficult to find..(well, not really, it's on New Braunfels St., but there really isn't a sign on that street telling you where the entrance is. I missed it and had to go back around. I found it that second time.). There is a cafe inside....but I didn't check it out. There are plenty of eateries around though... Can't wait to go back.
Breathtaking, beautiful property and interactive art. Their collection of pieces and eras as well as artists is vast, and something to appease any art lovers interests. Thursday is HEB family night so also take the opportunity to enjoy free exhibits for the whole family. They do accept donations so please help contribute for the future generations.
Went specifically to see the Transamerica/n exhibit on the free general admissions night, which meant our tickets were only $10 each for the highlighted exhibits. The exhibit was incredibly inclusive and exactly what I had been hoping for, with the infeasible Nicki Lucio doing live performance self portrait art. She spoke to us for a good amount of time about herself, her work and her experiences and it was by far one of the most valuable experiences of my life so far. I would suggest the McNay definitely take advantage of any other artist interested in doing performance art or live painting as a part of their pieces.
A cultural gem. Surprising the Chamber of Commerce doesn't champion this museum as aggressively as they promote other places. A membership with this museum certainly does give you a feeling that you are contributing to something larger but don't expect a warm and fuzzy community feeling when you go to members-only events. It is clearly an inside clique. That aside, this is a very good place to get first-hand exposure to original pieces of work that you will only see in certain places in this country. The grounds are beautiful and The McNay mansion is breathtaking.
This is a fantastic museum. I came for the Andy Warhol exhibit and was very impressed by the overall execution. The permanent exhibit is also very good and provides a valuable glimpse into the history of the region.