A Home for Modern Art in San Antonio
Located in a Spanish Colonial Revival house (the former home of art collector Marion McNay), the McNay Art Museum opened its doors as the first modern art museum in San Antonio in 1954 and has been drawing crowds to its interesting and diverse collection ever since. The house (now with several modern additions) and the surrounding grounds make for a beautiful visit, even before you lay eyes on the growing collection of more than 20,000 objects, which now include medieval and Renaissance art, European and American paintings, and sculptures from the 19th to 21st centuries. You'll also find the Tobin Collection of Theatre Arts here.
By Bryan Kitch, AFAR Contributor
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Texas' First Modern Art Museum
When oil heiress Marion Koogler McNay died in 1950, she willed her San Antonio home and some 700 works of art to become the first modern art museum in Texas. The collection has expanded in the 50-odd years since the museum first opened, and galleries of medieval art, 19th-century paintings, and Southwestern prints now fill the halls. However, the Spanish Colonial Revival-style home remains its own attraction. Pack a light picnic to take full advantage of its spacious courtyard during your visit.
By Jessica S., AFAR Contributor
6000 N New Braunfels Ave, San Antonio, TX 78209, USA
Sun 12pm - 5pm
Tue, Wed, Fri 10am - 4pm
Thur 10am - 9pm
Sat 10am - 5pm