Adult Tours

Tours are offered to groups of ten or more visitors. Please book tours at least two weeks in advance. 

 When you contact the McNay, we will ask:

  • Tour option your group has selected
  • Choice of two dates and times
  • Size of group

For additional information on tours or to make a reservation, please call the Scheduler at 210.805.1767 or e-mail tours@mcnayart.org



Tour Options



MIX AND MATCH
Tour a selection of the McNay's highlights and special exhibitions. Indicate your group's special interests (i.e. Francophile, shutterbug, theatre junkie, etc.)



 







LOVINGLY MARION

A back-to-basics tour of the McNay Collection. For visitors who want to see the McNay’s hot spots, this tour highlights Marion Koogler McNay’s bequest of her home and art collection with particular emphasis on 20th and 21st-century modernist artists Paul Cézanne, Marc Chagall, Pablo Picasso, Georgia O’Keeffe, and Diego Rivera among others.


ART AND ARCHITECTURE

The McNay  Mansion and Stieren Center for Exhibitions are architectural works of art. Marion Koogler McNay's residence was completed in 1929. In 1954, the McNay Art Museum opened to the public. Discover the Spanish Colonial Revival residence's decorative features from myriad tiles to the wrought iron grilles and stenciled ceilings. Designed by internationally renowned architect Jean-Paul Viguier, the Stieren Center for Exhibitions opened in 2008. Capturing the South Texas light, the Stieren Center provides an ideal space for large exhibitions and showcases 20th- and 21st-century sculpture from the McNay's collection.

  

Robert Indiana, Love, 1966-2002. Painted aluminum. Collection of the McNay Art Museum, Museum purchase with funds from the Russell Hill Rogers Fund for the Arts. © Morgan Art Foundation/ Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

   

FAQS


Do you offer tours in any languages other than English?

Arrangements can be made in advance to schedule tours in select languages. For more information, e-mail tours@mcnayart.org, or call 210.805.1767.

Are there drop-in tours?

Docents offer a 1-hour highlights tour every first Sunday and a special exhibition tour every third Sunday. 

Meet up on Second Thursdays for 30-minute tours at 6:00 pm and 8:00 pm.

Does the Museum offer audio tours?

The McNay's audio tour covers select works of art from the permanent collection. The audio tour can be accessed by calling 210.547.9720 for English, 210.547.9724 for Spanish. Pick up a list of all the tour stops at the front desk.

Overheard


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McNay visitors share their experiences:

Outstanding museum, I really enjoy how they often change part of their art work often. Every trip is a treat that way.
~ UIW student


I love this place. One of my most favorite places in San Antonio.
~Facebook fan


We had a lovely time. The museum grounds are absolutely enchanting, and our docent was so knowledgeable about the collection.
~Tourist