San Antonio Museum of Art - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting


About San Antonio Museum of Art

The San Antonio Museum of Art is an art museum in Downtown San Antonio, Texas, USA. With a collection spanning 5,000 years of global culture, SAMA is the only encyclopedic museum of fine art in South Texas.

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Located inside a complex of buildings that once housed the Lone Star Brewery, the San Antonio Museum of Art or SAMA takes you through a journey of the world with five thousand years of art in it's collection. The museum lets its visitors explore 5,000 years of art, people and culture.

SAMA is known for its most comprehensive ancient Greek, Roman, and Egyptian art collection in the southern United States.

The Nelson A. Rockefeller Latin American art wing of SAMA showcases art from the ancient Americas to the present and it holds an outstanding collection of popular art. Works of internationally recognised artists and notable Texas and regional art share prominence in the contemporary art galleries. Works from Korea, India and Japan are showcased in the comprehensive Asian art wing. The Asian art wing also includes an important Chinese ceramics collection.

Museum Timings

Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 10AM to 7PM
Wednesday: 10AM to 5PM
Thursday: 10AM to 5PM
Friday: 10AM to 7PM
Saturday: 10AM to 5PM
Sunday: 10AM to 5PM

Admission Fee

Members: FREE
Adults: $20
Seniors (65+): $17
Military: $12
Students: $12
Youth (13 to 18): $10
Children (12 & under): FREE
Bexar County residents: Tuesday 4PM to 7PM and Sunday 10 AM to 12PM are FREE

For families receiving food assistance benefits (SNAP), price of admission is reduced by $3 for each up to four people with the presentation of SNAP EBT card.

SAMA is a Blue Star Museum. It has free admission for active duty military personals(including National Guard and Reserve) and their families up to five people from Memorial Day through Labor Day with presentation of a military ID.

Tickets can also be purchased online through the ticket page of the museum.

For more information about the museum, visit SAMA, Wikipedia.

Activities Around

Attractions Near San Antonio Museum of Art

The Alamo

The Alamo

1.31km from San Antonio Museum of Art

The Alamo Mission in San Antonio commonly called The Alamo is a historic Spanish mission and fortress compound founded in the 18th century by Roman Catholic missionaries located in San Antonio, Texas, United States. It was the site of the Battle of the Alamo in 1836. Today it is a museum in the Alamo Plaza Historic District and a part of the San Antonio Missions World Heritage Site.

San Antonio River Walk

San Antonio River Walk

1.52km from San Antonio Museum of Art

The San Antonio River Walk is a city park and network of walkways along the banks of the San Antonio River. Lined by bars, shops, restaurants, nature, public artwork, and the five historic missions, the River Walk is an important part of the city's urban fabric and a tourist attraction in its own right.

San Fernando Cathedral

San Fernando Cathedral

1.82km from San Antonio Museum of Art

The 18th-century San Fernando Cathedral is the first church built in San Antonio, the oldest standing church in Texas, and one of the oldest cathedrals in the U.S. It’s listed on the National Register of Historic Places

Spanish Governor's Palace

Spanish Governor's Palace

1.92km from San Antonio Museum of Art

The Spanish Governor’s Palace, a National Historic Landmark, is the last visible trace of the Presidio San Antonio de Bexar and the only remaining example in Texas of an aristocratic 18th-century Spanish Colonial townhouse.

Historic Market Square

Historic Market Square

2.17km from San Antonio Museum of Art

Historic Market Square is the largest Mexican market in the United States.

UTSA Institute of Texan Cultures

UTSA Institute of Texan Cultures

2.29km from San Antonio Museum of Art

This University of Texas San Antonio museum is devoted to the preservation and progression of Texas culture through science, education, and history.

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Bexar County

Bexar County

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Bexar County is a county of the U.S. state of Texas. Home of the first-ever digital library, BiblioTech, Bexar County is also the home of such treasures as the San Antonio Riverwalk, the Alamo, and our historic Missions, which are a World Heritage Site.

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