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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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+1 512-458-2255
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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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Hidden Jewell at Hyde Park

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Tony M
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Atlanta, Georgia
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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

Having lived in Austin for a couple years now, my fiancee and I found ourselves with an hour to spare in town, and finally checked out this museum. It was a really delightful surprise to learn about how Elizabet Ney, a Bavarian sculptress who, along with her husband, abruptly left the court of Mad Ludwig in Bavaria to start all... More 

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

Lots of material available on this place, the home and studio of a famous sculptor. Tucked away in a neighborhood of nice, old homes. Amazing historical statues and photos of old-time Austin. You might want to do some reading about Ms. Ney before you visit - a truly unique person. We love to take visitors to Austin here. Make sure... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

I went here on a recent trip to Austin. When I was visiting the Capitol building, our guide recommended it. Elizabet Nye was an extraordinary woman well ahead of her time. The grounds do look shabby but that is because that was the way it was when Elizabet Nye lived there, The interior is lovely and has so many examples... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

A diamond in the rough, the rough being the unkempt garden. Well done narrative of Elisabet and her husband. Great collections of her sculpted busts. Quaint surroundings.

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St. Augustine, FL
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

Hate to admit I have never heard of her. She was a very good sculptor and was very instrumental in the art movement in Texas.

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Cedar Park, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016

Elizabeth Ney is the sculptor who made the Stephen F. Austin and Sam Houston sculptures when you enter the Texas State Capitol. Some of her sculptures are here. Interesting lady with German roots. Lovely grounds redone recently to be low water high impact (I wish I could do the wildflower meadow in my suburban front yard). Takes about 1 hour... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

Great experience and some great art, as the building itself was a great. The history of The Ney Museum and miss Ney herself was fasinating.

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