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San Antonio


Texas

San Antonio Museums

Antonio Children's Museum
San Antonio is the picture-perfect setting for great family vacations. Families may want to start their exploration of the city at the San Antonio Children's Museum, where kids are encouraged to explore a miniature version of the city with exhibits like"Citystreets, "Hill Country Bubble Ranch,"Mission Courtyard,"Runway no.9," and much more. And the Magik Children's Theatre provides family professional theatre in the heart of downtown.

The Witte Museum and H-E-B Science Treehouse
offer hands-on learning, with exhibits exploring history, science, natural science and anthropology. The Kiddie Park will round out a day of fun and education.

The McNay Art Museum
San Antonio is Van Gogh, Matisse, Mozart and Trevino. In a historically rich and ethnically diverse city, one would expect to find a vivid tapestry of art, both visual and performing, and San Antonio is not an exception. San Antonio has two impressive art museums. The McNay Art Museum is set in a Mediterranean-style mansion and has wide-ranging collections, including post-impressionist and modern art, theater art, Medieval art, Native American art, and more.

The San Antonio Museum of Art
is housed in the castle-like former headquarters of the Lone Star Brewery. This museum is noted for its antiquities collections, and the 30,000 square-foot wing of the Nelson A. Rockefeller Center for Latin American Art-the largest repository of its kind in the United States.

Hotbeds of contemporary artistic expression include the
Blue Star Art Space in Southtown
ArtPace on Main Avenue
and the Southwest School of Art and Craft
a lovely complex built on the banks of the San Antonio River by French nuns in 1848, which served as the first girls' school in the city. Galleries abound and offer the serious collector a wide range of styles and topics from Texas landscapes to Latin American folk art to western and Native American to contemporary.

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