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Celebrate the city's tricentennial with our exhibition San Antonio 1718: Art from Viceregal Mexico, only on view through May 13!

Located on the River Walk in San Antonio, the San Antonio Museum of Art has large collections of ancient Mediterranean art, Asian art and Latin American art with a notable contemporary collection.
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The Museum invites EVERYONE to celebrate San Antonio's Tricentennial and the arts with FREE admission to the Museum.

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TammyandDonnie McLean
· April 9, 2018
Absolutely amazing! Plan to stay a few hours though to get the full enjoyment. Fruit for the soul this place...the San Antonio art museum was a definite highlight to my trip to Texas. Thank you to all... the people who donate and loan art for our enjoyment and enrichment. I throughly enjoyed viewing most of the world through the eyes of some very talented people. See More
Bernardo Bernal
· March 15, 2018
We visited the 1718 - 300 year Viceregal Art Exhibition yesterday (March 14, 2018). Since San Antonio is celebrating its Tricentennial Anniversary, this is the perfect event, it complements the festiv...ities beautifully; don’t miss it.! We loved it, superbly curated, covering important viceroys, religious people, aristocrats, military leaders, governors, etc. Too bad they don’t have a single painting and/or reference to the man who founded San Antonio, Fray Antonio de Olivares, from Moguer, Spain. The whole city has forgotten the fact that he established the Mission of San Antonio de Valero, better known as The Álamo. Excellent museum. Thank you!!! See More
Marissa SarcasticAf
· March 18, 2018
Every time my family and I visit, there is always something new to see. This is by far my favorite museum. Staff is super friendly and price is worth all the great artifacts you get to learn about. Yo...u can get lost with all it's beauty. See More
Erik Ochsner
· March 4, 2018
I was pleasantly surprised by the variety of collections here. There aren’t any Renoir or Picasso or Davinci, but... nice collection of asian art, including a rare saved Tibetan sand painting called ...a mandala. I also enjoyed the Japanese “nio” which are guardians of the shrines. “Ahh” and “uhnnn”. Highly recommended. The actual building is also fascinating. See More
Jim Brigham
· December 11, 2017
I have been to museums all around the world including a few of the very finest. The San Antonio Museum of Art has a very good collection, including Egyptian, Greek, and Roman, as well as art from bot...h North and South America. We spent 3 hours at the museum and enjoyed the offerings very much. When in San Antonio, this museum is a great place to spend a few hours. See More
Dagny Stokes
· September 24, 2017
San Antonio Museum of Art has a lot to offer. I believe it has the largest collection of Asian art in the southwestern United States. SAMA has collections from all around the world spanning millennia.... There's a nice ancient Egyptian, Greek and Roman wing, modern American, colonial, southwestern art, European art, Oceanic art.... There's a huge variety, and although I've been to this museum many times, I always discover something new when I visit. Love this place! See More
Felix Rosel
· December 27, 2017
Had a great time at Museum yesterday! Had some out of town guests who enjoyed the Mexican and South American folklore displays but were ver disappointed in the number of " temporary removed" signs and... empty spaces!! Staff very friendly and security provided a great presence! See More
Carlo Piraino
· April 9, 2018
Amazing exhibitions. I have travelled the world and visited galleries around the world and this is just as good as places in Italy, Germany, Czech Tepublic, etc...
April Elizabeth Salazar
· September 24, 2017
There's such a variety of artwork, sculptures and artisan crafts from every culture and time period. Glad to see the different ways they've incorporated art with exercise, kid-friendly activities and ...lunch! This was my first visit here, and definitely won't be my last!!! See More
Angie Ramos Negrini
· July 17, 2017
The museum is under renovation, but it didn't hinder the experience. I found the museum to be very handicap accessible, lots of resting areas (benches), elevators, restrooms and drinking fountains on ...every floor. The staff was polite and helpful. Parking was extremely accessible as well, located just outside the entrance across the street. There is a Via bus stop right outside the door for those who favor public transportation. My only complaint is the red brick sidewalk leading up to the entrance. The bricks are old and many are uneven, so watch your step and try not to trip on a brick that may be sticking up. See More
Ernest Calderon
· January 13, 2018
I joined as a member of the San Antonio Museum of Art at the Art Party Blues and Blues the Band was incredible and the exhibits were Great looking forward to going to every event this and every year!
William Davis
· November 25, 2017
A beautiful museum with a lot to see. Make sure you take your time and see it all. Walk around outside, outback. There is a lot to see out there, too.
Erin Kelly Byrd
· April 9, 2018
I very much enjoyed my visit. Beautiful collection, and the San Antonio 1718 special exhibit is beautiful!
Ernie de la Garza
· April 15, 2018
The museum holds an excellent collection that I really enjoy viewing. Every time I visit I always see something I didn’t notice before. I caught the 1718 300 yr exhibition and it was outstanding. Ever...yone should experience it. See More
Annette Rincon
· October 26, 2017
It was the the most amazing museum I have been to hands down! It had artifacts dating back to the 2nd century and from things all over the world! A must see!
Liana Tabitha
· September 24, 2017
It was a nice, educational experience, but being harassed every few moments over a diaper bag was far too much. We just wanted to enjoy the experience, had we known it was going to be that big an ...issue we would have just left it in our car. See More
Raul Lopez de Castilla
· January 11, 2018
It was an awesome experience, this place is huge, and I love how it was so well put together, highly recommended
Gregory Garcia
· October 4, 2017
I’ve been to the Cincinnati Art Museum, Denver Art Museum, Belz Museum of Judaica and Asian Art (Memphis, TN), Gilcrease Museum (Tulsa, OK) New Orleans Museum of Art (NOMA) and the Nelson-Atkins Museu...m and the Bullock Texas State Museum (Austin) this is one of the more down to earth and approachable art museums in the country. See More
Travis Cook
· July 29, 2017
Was a great experience. Didnt have the right shoes on only got to see little over half of the place. It was mesmerizing. Can't wait to come back and do the whole place! It's full of rooms! Hours of fun!
Rebecca Ramirez
· December 27, 2017
Too many unsupervised Children! Gosh where was Security! Paintings being touch by Dirty Hands ... Crossing over the Security Ropes.. Screaming.. Crying... I was there less than a hour..
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