San Antonio Museum of Art Awarded $500,000 Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Grant (Museum to add American Curator)
The San Antonio Museum of Art (SAMA) has been awarded a prestigious grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to support the joint position of curator of American art and chief curator of the collections.
Pasión Popular: Spanish and Latin American Folk Art from the Cecere Collection
“You’ve never seen anything like this,” says Marion Oettinger, curator of Latin American Art at SAMA and the upcoming exhibition Pasión Popular: Spanish and Latin American Folk Art from the Cecere Collection. “These are remarkable pieces—there are no clichés here. The pieces are unique and for the most part very rare.”
Rostros de Maria: The Virgin as Archetype and Inspiration
This fall the San Antonio Museum of Art is featuring several exhibitions that encompass a common theme: love. From ancient Greece to modern times, visitors can view art that interprets love across cultures and through the ages.
The first female nude. The first kiss. Beauty, marriage, children, myth—Aphrodite played a leading role in all of it. Her story and image have been a vibrant part of Western art for more than 2,500 years. Aphrodite and the Gods of Love is the first exhibition to consider how visual representations of Aphrodite evolved across antiquity—an evolution that serves as a key to understanding her complex identity.