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Elisabet Ney Museum

Neighbourhood: Hyde Park
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Address: 304 E 44th St, Austin, TX 78751-3813
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Sculptor Elisabeth Ney spent the last years of her life working in this...

Sculptor Elisabeth Ney spent the last years of her life working in this building, which still contains some of her most beautiful sculpted pieces.

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talented artist. enjoyable

Elizabeth ney's work is impressive. I enjoyed two visits on separate occasions. The second time there was a secial event with performers and food.

Reviewed 16 March 2017
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Austin, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017

Elizabeth ney's work is impressive. I enjoyed two visits on separate occasions. The second time there was a secial event with performers and food.

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Austin, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

This is Elisabet Ney's actual home and studio and is definitely worth a visit if you love sculpture. The home itself is incredibly unique and furnished pretty much as it was when she lived and worked the marble here. The visit is free, but I recommend donating before you leave to keep this Austin treasure restored.

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Thank MelPK14
austin, tx
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2017

This small museum of the Artist's workspace is both off-beat, and off the beaten path. It gives one an idea of what the Austin of 100+ years ago was like, and offers some of the artists' works for enjoyment, with information on her life & work. Don't expect too much, and be grateful that it still exists.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017

Such, great History and Art. My family and I really enjoyed our visit her. It's small but interesting and the Young Lady who was working that day gave us a personal tour. I would love to go back again.

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Thank Erinn V
Austin, Texas
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Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

Despite the high reviews I don't see this as that special. Yet it is an intriguinhg glimpse back 100 years to a free spirited and eccentric traveler and sculptress who definitely marched to a different drummer. Interesting house. Lots of sculptures. And a certified native wildlife landscape that looks much like it did 100 years ago. Far more interesting than... More 

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Austin, Texas
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Reviewed 17 February 2017

As long as I live in this city, I am amazed this place is still standing in the same crumbling condition it was 10 years ago when I first looked inside.

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Thank Art_L0ver
Austin, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 February 2017

Wonderful (empty) place to go. One area was not easily accessible but didn't detract from home. If you been to DC or TX Capital, you've seen the work of Elisabet Ney. Progressive sculptress who left a beautiful mark here in Austin. The grounds are kept "natural" The wildflowers in the spring are beautiful. Have lunch in Hyde Park before or... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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Reviewed 6 January 2017

Not many Austin visitors come to this little museum hidden at historic Hyde Park disctrict. It took me some years to finally pull myself off 45th Street to visit the place that had been on my list for a long time. It is very a nice, cute, cozy, romantic and, and the same time, very informative, place. You learn a... More 

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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 4 January 2017

This is a small museum/house/studio of a wonderful artist. Her works are spectacular. I came here as a kid, but it means so much more now that I know the history of the subjects of her sculptures. There's a nice park there too. A trip back in time.

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Austin, Texas
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Reviewed 28 December 2016

I knew next to nothing about Elisabet Ney before moving to Austin. It was interesting to see the plaster casts she made before completing the works housed at numerous museums and The Texas State Capitol Building. There is a docent, and on a slow (number of visitors) you get a personal tour of the downstairs. You get a tour anyway,... More 

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