In 2017, the San Antonio Museum of Art (SAMA) completed a $10-million overhaul, making this excellent museum better than it ever was. Its core consists of several castle-like buildings of the 1904 Lone Star Brewery, which in 1981 were gutted, connected, and transformed into a visually exciting exhibition space (enjoy terrific views of downtown from the crosswalk between the two main structures). Exhibits range from early Egyptian, Greek, and Asian collections to 19th- and 20th-century American artworks, but the jewel of the collection is the Nelson A. Rockefeller Center for Latin American Art, a 30,000-square-foot wing that has one of the U.S.’s most comprehensive collections of Latin American art, from pre-Columbian, folk, and Spanish colonial pieces to contemporary works—everything from elaborate altarpieces to a whimsical Day of the Dead tableau. The contemporary art in this collection is particularly strong, and computer stations help make this a nationwide resource for Latinx culture. The Lenora and Walter F. Brown Asian Art Wing represents another major collection, the largest Asian art collection in Texas and one of the largest in the Southwest. Bonus: The museum can now be reached by river taxi.
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San Antonio Museum of Art
200 W. Jones Ave., San Antonio, TX 78215
Our Rating Neighborhood Downtown Hours Tues 10am–9pm; Wed–Sun 10am–5pm. Closed Thanksgiving, Dec 25, Jan 1, Easter, Fiesta Friday. Transportation
Bus: VIVA line 11.Phone 210/978-8100 Prices $20 adults, $17 seniors, $12 students with ID, free ages 12 and younger; free admission Tues 4–9pm and Sun 10am–noon (fee for some special exhibits) Web site San Antonio Museum of Art
Map200 W. Jones Ave. San Antonio TX 78215 San Antonio
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