The San Antonio Museum of Art is one of the largest in the country, housing priceless works from all over the world, including generous collections of Latin American and Asian. A visit will give your family the opportunity to see the fantastically diverse exhibitions of Contemporary and Modern Art, Asian Art dating back to the 17th century, ancient Mediterranean Art of Egypt, Greece, and Rome, and a wide range of Islamic Art from the 9th century to present-day.The museum recently built an outdoor extension that includes a Riverwalk, giving guests the opportunity to enjoy the riverfront from a new terrace and pavilion.
The Museum of Art also hosts a range of monthly events, from educational family playdates, exclusive dining experiences with museum artists and guests, adult education classes, and special After Hours activities. Be sure to check their website for their ever-changing event schedule.
Things to Do
- Playdates: Ideal for families, these weekly playdates focus on a creative education; Themes change for every class, so enjoy artistic lessons ranging from Egyptian history to exploring lines, shapes, and colors; Free with general admission, includes music, gallery tour, and hands-on art activity
- Art Crawl: Explore the gallery with tours and talks geared toward parents as well as activities that engage both you and your infant; Strollers welcome!
- Art Fit: Combine art with exercise and get Art Fit at the Museum of Art; Learn about fitness in the visual arts, then take a run down the Riverwalk;
- Gallery Talks: Talks by docents focus on one or more of the Museum's exhibitions, including any special or rotating displays; Topics change weekly
- Free Admission Day: Once a month, enjoy a free tour of the museum and the Riverwalk; Visiting food vendors available for lunch
Museum of Art Insider Tips
- Parking is free in the lot across the street from the museum, next to the B-Cycle station.
- Museum admission is free every Tuesday Night, making it perfect for a parent's-night-out! Take a pleasant stroll to the museum, and during the summer you can catch bats emerge from under the bridge.