When you visit San Antonio the museum opportunities abound. We visited several.
The McNay. Marion McNay was a painter and art teacher. She inherited a fortune upon the death of her father. Her art collection, which focuses on 19th and 20th century Europen and American art, is housed in her beautiful Spanish Colonial Revival mansion. When she died, the mansion and art was bequeathed to the city of San Antonio. The collection and the home are both spectacular!
My favorite museum was the Briscoe Western Art Museum. I didn’t expect to like this museum as much as I did. The museum is such a mix of sculpture, models, paintings and prints, that there is something for everyone.
We also made stops at the San Antonio Museum of Art and The Witte, both great museums. The Witte would be a great museum to visit with children. The animals of Texas exhibit is too much fun.
And a total surprise was the USTA Institute of Texan Cultures. This was built as the Texas pavilion at the 1968 HemisFair, the World’s Fair held in San Antonio. You could spend an entire day browsing through the exhibits which highlight all the many ethnic groups that have settled in Texas.