A stroll along the River Walk to the northern corner of downtown will lead you into another world: a rare French-designed cloister where contemporary crafts blossom. An exhibition gallery and artist studios–cum–classrooms (not open to visitors) occupy the garden-filled grounds of the first girls’ school in San Antonio, established by the Ursuline order in the mid–19th century. Learn about both the school and the historic site at the Visitors Center Museum in the First Academy Building. You can enjoy a nice, light lunch in the Copper Kitchen Restaurant (Mon–Fri 11:30am–2pm, closed national holidays).
San Antonio› Attraction
Southwest School of Art
300 Augusta St., San Antonio, TX 78205, USA
Our Rating Neighborhood Downtown Area Hours Mon–Sat 9am–5pm, Sun 11am–4pm (adjacent Navarro Campus gallery only); Mon–Fri 10am–5pm (museum) Transportation
Bus: VIVA lines 11, 40, and 301
Phone 210/224-1848 Prices Free admission Web site Southwest School of Art and Craft
Map300 Augusta St. San Antonio TX 78205 USA San Antonio
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