Mcnay Art MuseumCurrently 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 Museum, Family And Kids, Social, Arts, Art Dealers And Galleries
Mcnay Art Museum - Review
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 Information
- 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 by Public Transport
- Buses on Austin Highway
Restaurants Near Mcnay Art Museum
- Cerroni’s Purple Garlic
- La Fonda Sunset Ridge
- Twin Sisters Bakery and Cafe
- Pizza Hut
- Tong’s Thau
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18.53% 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, San Antonio Reviews
If you love art or simply just admire beauty, this is a museum to visit. Not only do they have a great standing collection but they also get amazing traveling exhibits. The grounds are perfect for photo shoots and they have very regular events in the museum and on the grounds. They even offer free general admission Thursdays from 4-9 pm. A must visit!!
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.
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.
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!
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.