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Elisabet Ney Museum

Neighbourhood: Hyde Park
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Address: 304 E 44th St, Austin, TX 78751-3813
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+1 512-458-2255
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Wed - Sun 12:00 - 17:00

Sculptor Elisabeth Ney spent the last years of her life working in this...

Sculptor Elisabeth Ney spent the last years of her life working in this building, which still contains some of her most beautiful sculpted pieces.

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One of my favorite places since the 70s

It's been renovated and a women's group took over, but they still have a great collection and it gives you a good feeling to see the beauty a woman was able to bring to this area... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 9 August 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016

It's been renovated and a women's group took over, but they still have a great collection and it gives you a good feeling to see the beauty a woman was able to bring to this area so long ago. Really immerses you in the history of the time. And right outside is Shipe Park with pool, tennis, basketball, and nice... More 

Thank SurferGuyAustin
Houston, TX
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

The museum is small and the outside is looks unkept and disappointing, but walk inside and the small two room downstairs is full of sculpture and history. I loved being able to see all the bust and some of the tools of the trade. The upstairs living area was adequate and third floor the same. The contemporary artist at this... More 

Thank kelley34HoustonTexas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016

Visited on a tip from the wonderful owner of Go Go Gourmet (go there too). This museum is tucked away in a quiet neighborhood at the end of an overgrown yard. Made my mom nuts but I loved it, feels like you've just discovered a crazy hidden castle, lol. We were greeted by a really nice young man, didn't catch... More 

Thank TxKiki
Austin, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2016

Love local Texas history?  Wild about sculptures and the creative spirit?  Then the Elizabeth Ney Museum will be a delightful afternoon experience to celebrate both.  Nestled in the serene Hyde Park area of Austin, her Foremosa studio is open during most afternoons for viewing many of her original plasterwork studies and several marble busts.  The docent is an unlimited source... More 

Thank PauletteFey
Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2016

It certainly doesn't look like much from the outside--an old stone house sitting in the midst of an overgrown landscape in the Hyde Park residential area, just north of the UT campus--but don't let looks deceive you. Step inside the old house and enjoy the many examples of Elisabet Ney sculptures. The exhibits are very informative, with lots of pictures... More 

Thank Jim L
Naples, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2016

At first I thought we were at the wrong place because it seemed the yard was overgrown. Only after entering this interesting Museum did we learn that was the way Elizabet Ney kept it. She was a fascinating character and accomplished artist. It is small and a bit out of the way. Best reached by car. Free admission and parking.

1 Thank cordyroy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2016 via mobile

We came to the Ney Museum because I had been here a long time ago. I took my fiancé a little history on her so when we came to Austin we had to come. It was the best time we had looking at statues and learning more about her from the people working there. It is amazing that back in... More 

1 Thank Sofia G
Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 April 2016

This museum is a tribute to the German-born sculptor Elisabet Ney came to Texas and represented the state with her sculptures at the World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago 1893. The museum has a fine collection of the sculptures on display.

1 Thank Rolf A
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2016 via mobile

My daughter did a history project about Elisabeth Ney. We found everything we need. Very friendly staff. Worth a visit.

2 Thank Susann H
Jarrell, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2016

The staff were knowledgeable, giving a good guided tour of the house/studio and of Ney's art and historical context. Her sculpture work is fascinating, and the side-by-side comparison of life-sized Stephen Austin and Sam Houston sculptures were alone worth the visit I look forward to when the grounds have been more fully restored to the prairie-like setting they would have... More 

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