In previous posts we’ve seen the beauty of San Antonio’s culture through music, marvelous attractions and paintings, in this post I would love to show you the city’s culture through the museums. Here are some of the most loved and important Museums of San Antonio.
San Antonio Museum of Art
200 West Jones Avenue, San Antonio, TX 78215
The Museum of Arts has a special collection of ancient Egyptian, Greek, Roman and Latin American art of more than 5,000 years of history. This is one of the largest collections found in a public museum as well as one of the most diverse of all the exhibitions. The art gallery is displayed in old and contemporary artworks, you’ll also find in the popular Asian wing works from India, Japan, Korea and China. If you sign in to their webpage, you’ll have the opportunity to have updates of the programs, upcoming exhibits and check on the events that will take place.
McNay Art Museum
6000 N New Braunfels Ave, San Antonio, TX 78209, United States
McNay Art Museum is one of modern museums in the city with more than 700 contemporary artworks. This beautiful gallery exists thanks to Koogler McNay, who has collected all over the years art works of Diego Rivera, Picasso, Chagall, Matisse and other European and American painting from the 19th and 20th century.
The museum was created after her death in her Spanish Colonial-Revival home with all her collections and others have been added during the years.
3801 Broadway St, San Antonio, TX 78209
The Witte Museum brings to live Texas history with geological aspects of the state, nature and science. There are many engaging activities offered for kids, you need to pass by the Museum Shop, trip won’t be trip if you don´t stop by. Also, as part of the beauty of this place, 4 story tree houses and dinosaurs’ bones are ready for your kids to have fun in with a ride on a Sky Cycle´ 15 feet in the air. This is a very cozy family museum to visit.
Holocaust Memorial Museum of San Antonio
12500 NW Military HWY, San Antonio, TX 78231
Holocaust Memorial Museum represents one of the most tragic human events in history. It is divided in 3 wings or exhibits: the beginning of the holocaust, Nazi´s rise to power and what the Jewish people endured under Nazi´s power and deaths they´ve encountered. Some of the survivors are the ones giving you the tours around the museum, many documents and artifacts with so much history to tell will be found in this place.
2800 Broadway, San Antonio, Texas 78209
One of the most encouraging museums that gets children into learning science, art and literacy by a series of experiments, activities and exhibits attractive to their eyes. Interactive robot, spy academy filled with callings, pupped parade, musical staircase, outdoor exhibit areas, ADA-accessible treehouse and a river are right the way and ready to have fun learning with kids. 2D and 3D elements are used to construct an animated story in which they are real heroes. You will definitely not mess up by caring your children to this knowledgeable and adventurous place.
Briscoe Western Art Museum
210 W. Market Street, San Antonio, TX 78205
The American West story is displayed all over the Briscoe Western Art Museum. It is composed by a historic Museum building, Jack Guenther Pavilion, adjacent McNutt Courtyard and Sculpture Garden. Engaging exhibits, programs and public events that reflect and show the region´s tradition is the sight of everyone. Unique collections such as Visions of Change bronze sculpture by John Coleman, Santa Anna’s Sword or Pancho Villa´s Saddle of leather and silver are ready for you to see them.
Get the opportunity to deeply involve yourself with the culture heritage and history of human beings by so many different and amazing places filled with so much story to say and share to us. All of the above places have a unique way of sharing the beauty of all the past years, explore and learn by yourself the magic of the galleries and activities each place has prepared for you.
We are hoping to see you soon around San Antonio!!