San Antonio Attractions - Arts And Museums

San Antonio's Riverwalk Vista area offers many Arts and Museums for you to see during your visit. With our central location to all tourist attractions along the Riverwalk and in Downtown San Antonio you will always be just a few steps away from your relaxing perch.
Artpace
445 N Main Ave San Antonio, TX Map It
(210)212-4900

Focus on contemporary art, especially Texas artists and group exhibitions by guest curators.

Hours:
Wed-Sun noon-5pm, Thurs noon-8pm, or by appointment.
Admission:
Free.
Dolph Briscoe Western Art Museum
San Antonio, TX 78205
(210)299-4499

Dolph Briscoe Western Art Museum is still under construction on Market Street with a projected opening date sometime in 2012.

Hours:
Unknown until Opening
Admission:
$30
Institute of Texan Cultures
801 S Bowie Street San Antonio, TX
(210)458-2330

Exhibit floor features permanent exhibits that explore Texas’ heritage and cultural diversity. Visit the Back 40 for a living history experience about the life of early Texans. Guided tours available.

Admission:
$4 - $7, free for kids under 3 or students w/UTSA ID

Downtown

Artpace
445 N Main Ave San Antonio, TX Map It
(210)212-4900

Focus on contemporary art, especially Texas artists and group exhibitions by guest curators. 

Hours:
Hrs: Wed-Sun noon-5pm, Thurs noon-8pm, or by appointment.
Admission:
Free
Blue Star Contemporary Art Center
1400 S Alamo St #116 San Antonio, TX
(210)227-6960

Contemporary art space of local talent with occasional shows by national and international artists.

Hours:
Wed–Sun noon-6pm. Opening shows may run later.
Admission:
Free.
Blue Star Contemporary Art Center, Blue Star Arts Complex,
1400 S Alamo St #116 San Antonio, TX Map It
(210)227-6960

Contemporary art space of local talent with occasional shows by national and international artists.

Hours:
Hrs: Wed–Sun noon-6pm
Admission:
Free
Dolph Briscoe Western Art Museum
San Antonio, TX Map It
(210)XXX-XXXX

his museum is still under construction on Market Street with a projected opening date in 2012.

Institute of Texan Cultures

Exhibit floor features permanent exhibits that explore Texas’ heritage and cultural diversity. Visit the Back 40 for a living history experience about the life of early Texans. Guided tours available.

Hours:
Tues–Sat 10am-5pm, Sun noon-5pm
Admission:
$4 - $7, free for kids under 3 or students w/UTSA ID
Instituto Cultural de Mexico
600 Hemisfair Plaza Way San Antonio, TX Map It
(210)223-5100

Regularly shows work of Mexican artists.

Hours:
Tues-Fri 10am-5pm, Sat-Sun 11am-5pm
Admission:
Free

Worth The Travel

McNay Museum
6000 N New Braunfels Ave San Antonio, TX Map It
(210)824-5368

Newly reopened museum continues to build on its permanent collection of 19th & 20th century European and American paintings and sculpture by Paul Cezanne, Vincent van Gogh, Auguste Rodin, Henri Matisse, Pablo Picasso, Edward Hopper, Georgia O’Keeffe, John Sloan, and Marsden Hartley.

Hours:
Tues-Fri 10am-4pm, Sat 10am-5pm, Sun noon-5pm, closed Mon
Admission:
general $10 - $13, kids under 12 free, members free, and free to everyone Thurs 4pm-9pm & 1st Sun of each month