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 Colleges ID
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 IDs. There may be an additional cost for special exhibitions.
SAMA features extensive collections of a broad range of art reflecting
This fall Matisse: Life in Color
continues through September 7, and Glories of the Baroque: 17th Century European Art continues
through September 28. In mid-October Raíces Americanas:
Recent Acquisitions of Pre-Columbian Art opens and will be on
view through February. Nelson
Tapestries Commissioned for Kykuit opens December 20
and runs through March 8. January 17, Ancient to Modern: Contemporary Japanese Ceramics and Their Sources will open and be on
view through April 5. SAMA is also featuring Diego Rivera in
San Antonio, a small focus installation.
The McNay Art Museum showcases a
premiere fine art collection comprised of nearly 20,000 works of art.
Impressionism from the National Gallery of Art opens September 3 and continues through January 4. 60th Anniversary Gifts &
Acquisitions will open January 28.
The Institute of
Texan Cultures provides an historical journey through 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 and Texans One and
All, which explores the cultural diversity of the people of Texas over the
centuries, this fall’s offerings include Converging Texan
Cultures through October 5; Texas Art Quilts and Modern Masterpieces through January 11;
and the work of progressive artists in the Texas
Contemporary Artists Series.
Other art institutions in San Antonio that offer free admission:
Artpace promotes art as a dynamic social force by
supporting emerging and established contemporary artists.
The showcase fall
exhibition, Invasive Species: Landscapes by
Justin Boyd, Adriana Corral, and Joey Fauerso,
runs from September 11-January 4. Boyd’s work takes a multi-media approach to
an exploration of Americana and the American landscape; Corral’s installations,
performances, and sculpture are composites of research, politics, and universal
themes of loss, injustice, concealment, and memory; Fauerso playfully examines
nature, culture, and gender in her video installations.
This fall’s International
Artist-in-Residence Program, September 16-November 17, hosts Austin-based photographer
Anna Krachey; self-described
ethnographer Adam Helms from Brooklyn,
New York; and Tokyo-based daguerreotypist Takashi Arai. The residencies
will culminate in an exhibition November 13-January 11.
military are welcomed free to the Blue Star Contemporary Art Museum, 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.
Tommy Gregory’s Loading…,
Caroline Santa’s Code-Mixing, Jennifer Datchuk’s Dark and Lovely, and Catherine Lee’s Emergence open September 4 and continue through November 9. Reticence, an installation of Lané Pittard’s dreamlike photographs, will be
on view September 4-September 28.
The Coppini Academy of Fine Art was founded by the Italian-born
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 and San Antonio’s only juried exhibition. Seth Camm: 2014 Artist of the Year opens September 7 and runs
through October 19. The Members
Invitational Exhibition will be on view November 6- December 16.
Southwest School of Art is an
educational and exhibition institution. As a part of its mission it preserves
the former Ursuline Convent and Academy, founded in 1851, as a place of
Upcoming exhibitions include Altering Space, which will explore the
juncture of real and imagined worlds in the work of New York-based artists
Matthew Albanese and Kim Keever; Kila & Rusharc of London; Seokmin Ko of
South Korea; Scott Martin of San Antonio; John Pfahl of Buffalo, New York; and
Barry Underwood of Cleveland, Ohio. Kate
Ritson: Corona features the Texas artist’s new carbon and glass fiber
sculpture. In George Kinney: Forty Years
of Color, the artist refashions old Kodachrome transparencies into a visual
diary. All three exhibitions run from September 11-November 9. Timothy McCoy: Long, Long Journey to the Sea,
September 11-November 7, features photographs that explore the correspondence
between inner, spiritual life and the structures in nature.
Opening November 20, Intense and
Fragile will showcase contemporary porcelain sculpture by artists from across
the United States and a Canada-based ceramicist, and Liz Rodda: Plateau will be an in-progress series of float mounted
framed works on paper, stylistically similar to Rorscharch inkblot tests. Plateau closes January 23, and Intense and Fragile closes January 25.