Van Gogh, Picasso and Monet are names that should ring a bell when it comes to art. These iconic artists are known for their talent and beautiful works. While anyone can now pick up a canvas with a brush, San Antonio’s museums and art galleries are certainly worth a visit.
These art galleries display works from local artists to household names. Whether you’re into traditional art, modern art, or contemporary styles, we’ve got you covered with our top 10 list!
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San Antonio Area Attractions:
- A visit to the San Antonio Zoo
- A visit to the Witte Museum
- A visit to the Buckhorn Museum
- A visit to Splashtown
- One visit to Wonder World Park
- A visit to the San Antonio Aquarium
- One visit to Rush Fun Park
- Two visits to the Urban Air Trampoline Park
- Six tickets to University of Texas – San Antonio sporting events (multiple sports)
- Two visits for a free buffet at Incredible Pizza
- Two visits to Pump It Up
- Two visits to Monster Mini Golf & Laser Tag to play mini golf
San Antonio Art Museums and Galleries
Hopscotch San Antonio
Become part of the art in this immersive art experience! Hopscotch has 14 interactive installations that are the product of multiple artists who have collaborated to bring you an experience like never before. Exhibitions change over time. In addition to the exhibits, there is a community lounge, patio, and space for food trucks!
Where: 711 Navarro St Suite 100, San Antonio, TX 78205
Work time: Monday – Tuesday CLOSED | Wednesday – Thursday 13:00 – 20:00 | Friday 12:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. | Saturday 10:00 – 23:00 | Sunday 11:00 – 19:00
Blue Star Contemporary Art
In the Blue Star Art District you can find several galleries. However, Blue Star Contemporary is the first non-profit contemporary art venue. Each year there are over 20 on-site and off-site exhibitions, all of which provide an insight into contemporary art. If you are looking for a taste of modern, visit Blue Star.
Where: 116 Blue Star, San Antonio, TX 78204
Work time: Thursday 10:00 am – 6:00 pm | Friday 10:00 – 18:00 | Saturday 10:00 – 18:00 | Sunday 10:00 – 18:00
San Antonio Museum of Art
Right next to the River Walk you can find the San Antonio Museum of Art (SAMA). SAMA has several wings where you can find years of art – Greek, ancient America, all the way to folk art. SAMA also hosts several events for the public to participate in. Visit their site to see what’s going on.
Where: 200 W Jones Ave, San Antonio, TX 78215
Work time: Monday CLOSED | Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday 10:00 – 17:00 | Tuesday and Friday 10:00 – 19:00
Artpace San Antonio
Artpace is another contemporary art gallery in San Antonio. Here you can find works by regional, national and international artists. There are both residencies and exhibitions that rotate.
Where: 445 N Main Ave, San Antonio, TX 78205
Work time: Monday – Friday 10:00 – 17:00 | Saturday – Sunday 12:00 – 17:00
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Villa Finale was the home of a local conservationist. It is now home to a museum and garden filled with fine and decorative art. The artwork comes from the last owner who had a collection of over 12,000 items. Stroll through the beautiful grounds to enjoy the historic view.
Where: 401 King William St, San Antonio, TX 78204
Work time: Monday and Sunday CLOSED | Tuesday – Saturday 9:30 – 15:00
“Cinnabar” Art Gallery.
“Cinnabar” Gallery presents works of contemporary art. Here there are works of painting, glass art, ceramics and much more. If you’re looking for a place that’s quiet and where you can lose yourself, Cinnabar is it.
Where: 1420 S Alamo St #147, San Antonio, TX 78210
Work time: Sunday – Tuesday CLOSED | Wednesday – Saturday 12:00 – 18:00
Modern city of Essex
While this may not be a traditional indoor gallery, real art is far from traditional. In Essex you can find murals painted on concrete walls in what was once an abandoned site. Essex began with the idea of projecting art with the community. If you ever find yourself with a beautiful day, head to this trendy city.
Where: 51 Essex St, San Antonio, TX 78210
Work time: Monday – Friday 9:00 – 17:00 | Saturday – Sunday CLOSED
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San Antonio Art Galleries and Museums – Continued
A contemporary art center inspired by a dream. The building itself can be considered a work of art as it was designed by David Adjaye, a leading architect of the generation. Within the walls you can find interactive exhibitions as well as powerful art statements.
Where: 150 Camp St, San Antonio, TX 78204
Work time: Monday – Wednesday CLOSED | Thursday – Sunday 10:00 – 18:00
McNay Museum of Art
The McNay is perhaps the most popular museum in San Antonio. On 25 acres of land, there are permanent works as well as rotating exhibits. Some are interactive and feature local artists. McNay also frequently hosts public events. Visit their site to see what’s going on.
Where: 6000 N New Braunfels Ave, San Antonio, TX 78209
Work time: Monday – Tuesday CLOSED | Wednesday and Friday 10:00 – 18:00 | Thursday 10:00 – 21:00 | Saturday 10:00 – 17:00 | Sunday 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m
UTSA Main Art Gallery (TEMPORARY CLOSED)
It may seem strange to go to a university to see art, but the Main Art Gallery is home to exhibitions by professional artists and students. Many of the exhibitions range from different themes, so visit whenever you’re looking for a change of art galleries.
Where: South Walk, San Antonio, TX 78249
With the many art galleries in San Antonio, there’s no reason to be frustrated with the drawing board. After visiting any of them, there is no doubt that you will feel inspired and appreciate the works of art more.
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