There are plenty of reasons to love the McNay Art Museum in San Antonio, TX—starting with the building itself. Ohio-born heiress Marion Koogler started collecting art in 1926; her first major acquisition was Diego Rivera’s Delfina Flores. At the time of her death in 1950, she left behind more than 700 works of American and European art, along with her house and an endowment to set up Texas’ first museum of modern art. The McNay opened three years later and was expanded again in 2008. The property includes a sculpture garden and elegantly designed courtyard. Current exhibitions include “Broadway: 100 Years of Musical Theatre” (through June 18, 2017), “Sur Papier: Works on Paper by Reoir, Chagall, and Other French Moderns” (through May 21, 2017), and “Monet to Matisse: A Century of French Moderns” (through June 4, 2017).
6000 N. New Braunfels Ave., San Antonio, TX; 210-82-5368.