San Antonio Museum of Art
San Antonio Museum of Art
4.5
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
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. Visit our website for admission pricing and more information. Bexar County residents enjoy free general admission every Tuesday 4–7 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m.–12 p.m.
Duration: 2-3 hours
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4.5
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Laura L
Chicago, IL309 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Solo
Loved it. Good sized museum but not overwhelming. Local to worldwide art. Right off the Riverwalk and a courtyard to relax in if you need it.
Written 13 October 2023
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Louis F
Altus, OK1,110 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023
Expansive museum with a massive collection covering everything from ancient Rome and Egypt up until present day. You could easily spend all day here.
Written 27 May 2023
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LadyN516
Atlanta, GA95 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Solo
This museum has a great collection of artifacts, sculptures and art from Greece, Rome and Egypt. There are ton of other pieces from other regions as well, but these were the standouts for me.
Written 12 May 2023
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Taylor B
Chicago, IL8,228 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Couples
I am addicted to ancient history. It is one of my passions. In my library, there are seven shelves filled with books on Roman, Greek and Egyptian history, Julius Caesar, Alexander and Rameses II. So you can imagine that I was exhilarated when I learned that the heritage live oak tree that shades what is now the Sculpture Garden of the San Antonio Museum of Art alongside the San Antonio River dates to 1718. But I was even more excited to browse through the museum's popular new exhibit, Roman Landscapes: Visions of Nature and Myth from Rome and Pompeii. Yes, the museum, which opened to the public in 1981, features 30,000 works representing 5,000 years of history. It exhibits American Art, Asian Art, European Art, African Art, Islamic Art, Latin American Art, Ancient Mediterranean Art, Oceanic Art and Modern and Contemporary Art. But I was drawn to the Roman Landscapes like a kid to a candy store. It is the first exhibition in the United States to explore landscape scenes as a striking new genre of ancient Roman art. They depict a countryside dotted with seaside villas and rural shrines, where gods and mythological heroes mingle with travelers, herdsmen and worshippers. The exhibition features 65 wall paintings, sculptures, mosaics and cameo glass and silver vessels created in Roman Italy between 100 BC and 250 AD, including paintings and sculptures from houses in Pompeii and nearby villas on the Bay of Naples to lavish Roman residences and their gardens. Among the most interesting works are two wall paintings from the Roman villa of N. Popidius Florus, both pigment on plaster, from the early to mid 1st century AC, both entitled "Wall painting with a landscape scene." Also two marble sculptures entitled "Relief with a herdsman and cow before a sanctuary" and "Statue of an Old Fisherman." Another fascinating exhibit with a marvelous history is "A Roman Portrait from Germany in Texas," an ancient Roman marble sculpture dating from the first century BC, which was discovered and purchased from a Goodwill store in Austin, Texas, in 2018 for the sum of $35. The bust of a Roman man once stood in the town of Aschaffenburg, Germany, in a full-scale model of a house from Pompeii, called the Pompejanum, built by King Ludwig I of Bavaria. During World War II, Allied bombers targeted Aschaffenburg, seriously damaged the Pompejanum and the sculpture disappeared. How it arrived in Texas is pure speculation. It will remain on display in the museum until May 23, then will be returned to Germany.
Written 3 April 2023
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Kate J
Missoula, MT345 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 • Couples
Wonderful repurposed space. The building formerly housed Lone Star Brewery and a cotton mill. So glad they saved this solid building and created amazing spaces to view art. The collection runs the gamut from ancient to modern. Well curated and displayed with natural light and views outside. Highly recommend for lovers of art and architecture.
Written 31 January 2023
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Avid Traveler
6 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 • Solo
I’m conflicted about this Museum, it’s trying to be everything to everyone with small galleries dedicated to Greek, Roman, Egyptian, Japanese, Korean, Oceanic, and European art. However the galleries are quite small and the works are nothing particularly special. They do, however, have an excellent Latin American art collection, especially the gallery dedicated to modern popular art. They also have a surprisingly tiny gallery dedicated to Texas art. To me, they are missing an opportunity to really focus on Latin American and Texas art, which would be a differentiator, rather than being a scaled down version of major metropolitan art museums.

I definitely understand the value in local residents having access to art from around the world. However as a visitor to San Antonio it’s definitely not a must see if you’ve been to the Met, LACMA, the Getty, the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, and others that have the space and the deep collections to do it well.
Written 14 January 2023
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MaryHeedy
Wausau, WI57 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022
This museum had a lot of very lovely exhibits. The building is beautiful inside and outside. Very cool elevator.
Written 2 December 2022
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Jlou
Canada85 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022
I visited almost all parts of the museum but probably didn't spend as much time in each area as I should have. I bought this as part of a hop on/off package and unfortunately was over ambitious when I chose the pkg. This is a very good museum - it has many interesting displays and a huge variety of sections based on different art forms. One of my favourites had to be the Egyptian area but each area had impressive collections.
I was happy I took the time to visit - it did not disappoint. I only wish I had left more time in my schedule to spend more time there.
Written 1 December 2022
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El Turista John
New York City, NY5,069 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022 • Friends
Didn’t know what to expect when I visited the museum but so glad I went. Situated along the famous San Antonio Riverwalk in a converted brewery, the museum has a rich, colorful and world-class mix of Egyptian, Greek, Chinese, European, Mexican and Southwestern US art. While certainty not the normal tourist spot one visits when in San Antonio, it should be near the top of every visitor’s to do list.
Written 30 November 2022
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AaronFWA
Angola, IN945 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022
Incredibly impressive collection of art. Exterior unappealing..interior beautiful..Do try to visit..You will love it
Written 15 November 2022
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