Best Museum

McNay Art Museum

Winner: McNay Art Museum

6000 N. New Braunfels Ave.

(210) 824-5368

An undeniable Alamo City icon housed in a Spanish Colonial Revival mansion outfitted with a sprawling contemporary wing, the McNay boasts a broad permanent collection that runs the gamut from post-impressionist paintings to contemporary Latino prints and flexes big-city muscle with signature exhibitions such as this year's groundbreaking "Transamerica/n: Gender, Identity, Appearance Today." Under the direction of Richard Aste, the museum has concentrated efforts to usher in a new era of diversity, inclusivity and openness that's materialized in unique programming for all ages, a "Mi McNay Es Su McNay" anti-bullying initiative and the advent of Spanish-language wall labels for exhibitions. A popular destination for portraits and picnics amid outdoor sculptures and water features, the McNay's picturesque grounds spring to life each month during free, kid-friendly Second Thursday celebrations that combine live music and art-making activities with beer and food truck fare.

2. Witte Museum

3801 Broadway St.

(210) 357-1900

3. The DoSeum

2800 Broadway St.

(210) 212-4453

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