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San Antonio Museum of Art

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Address: 200 West Jones Ave., San Antonio, TX 78215-1402
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+1 210-978-8100
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Tue 10:00 - 21:00
Wed - Thu 10:00 - 17:00
Fri 10:00 - 21:00
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes

The San Antonio Museum of Art is housed in a historic brewery along the...

The San Antonio Museum of Art is housed in a historic brewery along the banks of the Museum Reach of the Riverwalk. The Museum offers important permanent collections of Egyptian, Greek and Roman antiquities, Asian art, Latin American art, contemporary art and American paintings. The museum offers a variety of programs and a cafe. Visit our website for admission pricing and more information. Free general admission every Tuesday 4 - 9 p.M. And Sunday 10 a.M.- Noon

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Excellent displays

Only had time for the Asian collection. Started on the third floor and worked our way down. Excellent commentaries on the pieces. Displays are very well presented.

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Chestertown, Maryland
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Chestertown, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Only had time for the Asian collection. Started on the third floor and worked our way down. Excellent commentaries on the pieces. Displays are very well presented.

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Brevard, North Carolina
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Went this afternoon and I was able to get in for the senior rate while the people with me had free passes. It was varied but part of the building was under renovation. Once that is done more exhibits will be open. I noticed three Diego Riveras. Nice. And one Bierstadt. Not too far from a nice coffee shop, Rosella's,... More 

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Ames, IA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of those museums that is under appreciated if you love Egyptian or Near Eastern art and archaeology. It has a nice collection, including some items resulting from a Harvard expedition. I highly recommend it.

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I don't recommend this art museum. Very few paintings, many historical artifacts. It is housed in old Brewery, but I couldn't find anything about the history of the building. There were a few closed areas. Not worth the $10 price tag. Sunday from 10 to 12 it is free.

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San Antonio, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The day after Christmas everything was closed in San Antonio and someone at the Museum had the good sense to keep it open AND offer free tickets! Awesome! The museum has a pretty good collection of art from pretty much all the continents and major cultures....

1 Thank Traveltheorient
Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

Amazing collection of art spanning the Americas, Europe and beyond for centuries. I found myself immersed in the artist's bios, art/period descriptions and information about the renderings only to be amazed with beauty, expressions and work by the artists themselves. The museum itself is beautiful but it was a bit warm inside...probably due to the cold weather outside.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

If you enjoy art, do stop by. The high lights are the Greek and Etruscan art as well as the pre-Colombian artifacts. Quite impressed by this museum. American art is scant but interesting.

3 Thank William L
West Palm Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

This is an outstanding museum. I first encountered it by passing by the museum in a river cruise. It stands high on a bank above the river. It's architecture is very interesting with lots of glass and a very large terrace. They have excellent exhibitions and a good restaurant and gift shop as well.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

Visitors expecting to find SAMA equal or better than the Kimball or Museum of Fine Arts Houston will be disappointed, but that is not to say that SAMA is absolutely worth the visit. The museum is known primarily for its collection of historic, folk, and contemporary Latin American art, but visitors will be possibly surprised at the quality of the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

I have been wanting to visit SAMA for some time, so today a friend and I made the drive from Kerrville to my home town of San Antonio. Having had the privilege of visiting many of the world's great museums, I was ready for a let-down. Was I wrong! Sure, this isn't the Louvre or the MOMA in New York,... More 

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TatianaH327, Manager at San Antonio Museum of Art, responded to this review

Hi Don, Thank you for taking the time to review the Museum. We’re so glad you enjoyed your visit. We hope you ventured in both wings! Only a few galleries are closed for renovation, and we’ve still got thousands of square feet of art and outdoor spaces for you to enjoy. We’re sorry to learn you were cold in the... More 

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