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McNay Art Museum

6000 N. New Braunfels Ave.
San Antonio, TX, 78209, United States
TEL: (210) 824-5368

Despite its Spanish Colonial belfries and arches, the museum's strong suit is Impressionist and modern art (Van Gogh, Picasso, O'Keeffe, Pollock). Fittingly, Parisian architect Jean-Paul Viguier's spare expansion of the San Antonio museum puts a modern twist on the original 1920's buildings with a sleek, 45,000-square-foot glass box. The newly christened Jane and Arthur Stieren Center for Exhibitions nearly doubles the institutions overall space. Transparency defines the new structure: adjustable louvers atop the skylit roof and retractable silkscreened glass beneath it modulate the daylight with such refinement and the shadow of a passing cloud is perceptable. Gardens extend from the glass-walled galleries down to the McNay's lush grounds and outdoor sculptures, including large works by Barbara Hepworth and Anthony Caro.

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  • Accessible by Public Transportation
  • Art
  • Admission
  • Guided Tours
  • Gift Shop/Souvenirs
  • Indoor
  • Kids' Programs
  • Monday - Closed
  • Nature
  • Outdoor
  • Parking Available
  • Self-Guided Tours
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