The McNay Art Museum is at 6000 N. New Braunfels Ave. Housed in the 24-room Spanish Colonial Revival-style mansion of philanthropist Marion Koogler McNay, the museum showcases more than 16,000 19th- and 20th-century paintings, prints, drawings and sculpture. The collection features works by Paul Cézanne, Paul Gauguin, Edward Hopper, Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, Mary Cassatt and Georgia O'Keeffe. Traveling exhibitions can be viewed in the Jane and Arthur Stieren Center.
The 23 acres include fountains, broad lawns and a Japanese-inspired garden and fish pond. The Tobin Collection of Theatre Arts includes rare books, prints and stage-design drawings.
Picnicking is permitted. Time: Allow 2 hours minimum.