THREE MUSEUMS FOR
THE PRICE OF NONE
Visit the San Antonio Museum of
Art, the McNay, and the Institute of Texan Cultures for free with an Alamo
Alamo Colleges students can visit the San Antonio Museum of Art
(SAMA), the McNay Art Museum, and the Institute of Texan Cultures for free with
their student ID. There may be an additional cost for special exhibitions.
extensive collections of a broad range of art reflecting world cultures. This summer
you can see Pasión Popular: Spanish and Latin American Folk Art from the
Cecere Collection through August 18; The Jameel Prize: Art Inspired by the Islamic Tradition opening
May 24 through
August 11; and Rostros de Maria:
The Virgin as Archetype and Inspiration through September 29. Artists of SAMOMA from the SAMA Collection closes May 26.
McNay Art Museum showcases a premiere fine arts collection
comprised of nearly 20,000 works of art. Human Face and Form runs
through September 1; Majority Rules: A Decade of Contemporary Art Acquisitions runs
through September 15; and Fiesta, Fête, Festival: Selections from the Tobin Collection runs
through June 9. Opening May
29 are The America of Grant Wood and Thomas Hart
Benton through September 8 and Beth van Hoesen at the McNay through September
29. Opening June 5 will be Norman Rockwell: Behind the Camera
through September 1.
of Texan Cultures, you will experience a historical journey into the cultural heritage of
the more than 130 ethnic groups that settled the Lone Star State. In addition
to The Back 40, a hands-on, outdoor living
history area, this summer’s offerings include Texas Contemporary Artists Series: Luisa Wheeler through June 2; Progression of a Dream through June 30; Fiesta Medal Mania March 25 through July 8; Girl Power through July 14; Made in Texas through September 29; and Why We Came: The Immigration Experience March 30, 2013 through
March 30, 2014.
Other art institutions in San Antonio
that you can visit for free:
Artpace promotes art as a dynamic social force by
supporting emerging and established contemporary artists. Opening July 11 will
be New Works: 13.2 with international artists-in-residence Pak Sheung-Chuen, Trevor Paglen and Clarissa Tossin through September 15.
military are welcomed free to the Blue Star Contemporary Art Center, the first and longest-running venue for contemporary art in San
Antonio. Blue Star serves as an incubator for contemporary art in the city,
hosting over twenty exhibitions of emerging and world-renowned artists annually. Upcoming is Kathy Sosa May 31 through July 31. Texas Tough will feature Sherry Owens – Origins, Sharon Kopriva – From Terra to Verde, Amita Bhatt – Depends Who You Ask, and
Jill Bedgood – Book of Hours: Intervention June
6 through August 24.
The Coppini Academy of Fine Art was founded by the sculptor
Pompeo Coppini and his protégé Waldine Tauch in 1945 and is devoted to classic
representational art. The Coppini features ongoing classes and member exhibitions.
San Antonio Art League & Museum is the oldest art institution in San Antonio and houses a
permanent collection of Texas art, most notably the Edgar B. Davis Collection
chronicled in William E. Reaves, Jr.’s Texas
Art and a Wildcatter’s Dream. The Art League mounts an annual schedule of
exhibitions from its holdings as well as exhibitions of contemporary San
Antonio artists. The Art League will open A
Salute to the Watercolor Gang’s 50th Anniversary on June 2, and
in July will mount an exhibition of selections from the permanent collection.
Southwest School of Art is an educational
and an exhibition institution, and as a part of its mission preserves the
former Ursuline Convent and Academy, founded in 1851, as a place of historic
significance. Currently showing are Michael James: Organizing Nature; Naomi Wanjiku Gakunga: A Tradition of
Strings; and Trish Ramsey: Equivalent
Forms through July 7. Opening July 18 are the All School Exhibition, the Certificate Student
Exhibitions and the SSA Teen Program: Bee
Nation through August 25; and Vincent
Colvin: Solo Exhibition through August 23.