Past Exhibitions

Heaven and Hell: Salvation and Retribution in Pure Land Buddhism

June 16 – September 10, 2017

Cowden Gallery

Heaven and Hell: Salvation and Retribution in Pure Land Buddhism, will bring together approximately seventy paintings, sculpture, and works of decorative...

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Carlos Merida: Selections From the Permanent Collection

July 8, 2016 – August 2017

Golden Gallery 

Carlos Mérida was an important twentieth-century artist who left a rich legacy of pioneering art. Born in Guatemala City in...

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Of Country and Culture: The Lam Collection of Contemporary Australian Aboriginal Art 

February 24 – May 14, 2017

Cowden Gallery 

Of Country and Culture celebrates the gift to the Museum of over one hundred objects created by Aboriginal artists since...

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Julian Onderdonk and the Texan Landscape 

January 20–April 23, 2017 

Every Texan knows, there is something special about Texas landscapes. What many may not know is how important Julian Onderdonk...

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Mi Casa Your Casa

June 17 – September 6, 2016

Sculpture Garden

  Mi Casa, Your Casa is a creative design installation conceived and created by contemporary Mexican designers Hector Esrawe and Ignacio...

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Highest Heaven:
Spanish and Portuguese Colonial Art
from the Collection of Roberta and Richard Huber

June 11 – September 4, 2016

Cowden Gallery Highest Heaven, opening at the San Antonio Museum of Art on June 11, explores the paintings, sculpture, furniture, ivories...

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Roberto de la Selva: Modern Mexican Masterpieces in Wood

January 29 – June 26, 2016

Golden Gallery

Nicaraguan-born Roberto de la Selva (1895–1957) moved to Mexico City in 1921 in protest against U.S. military occupation. He stayed...

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Rodin: The Human Experience
Selections from the Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Collections

March 5 – May 29, 2016

Small Special Exhibitions Gallery

In commemoration of the hundredth anniversary of the death of sculptor Auguste Rodin (French, 1840–1917), the San Antonio Museum of...

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Corita Kent and the Language of Pop

February 13 – May 8, 2016

Cowden Gallery Artist. Educator. Roman-Catholic Nun. Corita Kent’s (American, 1918–1986) groundbreaking work as a pop artist combined faith, activism, and teaching...

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Realms of Earth and Sky: Indian Painting from the 15th to the 19th Century

November 6, 2015 – February 14, 2016

Small Special Exhibitions Gallery Forty-three South Asian miniature paintings representing a number of different artistic traditions and spanning five centuries will...

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28 Chinese

September 5, 2015 – January 3, 2016

Cowden Gallery, Golden Gallery, and Contemporary Gallery 28 Chinese showcases works by twenty-eight contemporary Chinese artists in six San Antonio Museum...

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Miguel Covarrubias: Culture and Caricature

July 18 - October 18, 2015

Special Exhibitions Gallery Miguel Covarrubias (Mexican, 1904-1957) is considered one of the most important artists of the first half of the...

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Jamie Wyeth

April 25–July 5, 2015

Cowden Gallery Born in 1946 into a famous family of artists—including his grandfather, Newell Convers “N.C.” Wyeth (1882–1945); his father, Andrew...

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The Three Worlds of José Arpa y Perea: Spain, Mexico, and San Antonio

April 18–June 28, 2015

Special Exhibitions Gallery An acclaimed academic painter in his native Spain who won the Rome Prize three times, José Arpa y...

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Ancient to Modern: Japanese Contemporary Ceramics and their Sources

January 17 – April 4, 2015

Special Exhibitions Gallery, Third Floor Guest Curated by Emily J. Sano, Director Emeritus, Asian Art Museum of San Francisco Contemporary ceramics is...

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Diego Rivera in San Antonio

Diego Rivera’s El Albañil (The Bricklayer, 1903), painted when the artist was 18, is on view in the Museum’s Nelson...

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Raíces Americanas: Recent Acquisitions of Pre-Columbian Art

 

The exhibition Raíces Americanos: Recent Acquisitions of Pre-Columbian Art will shed light on the exceptional skill and creative spirit of Ancient...

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Nelson Rockefeller’s Picassos: Tapestries Commissioned for Kykuit

December 20, 2014 – March 8, 2015

Between 1955 and 1975, Nelson A. Rockefeller undertook an ambitious project: commissioning eighteen enormous tapestries modeled after some of Pablo...

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Legacy of Beauty: An Exhibition of Chinese Ceramics in Honor of Walter F. Brown

October 3, 2014 – January 4, 2015

Third Floor Special Exhibitions Gallery This special exhibition is a tribute to Walter F. Brown’s life as a collector and major...

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Dos Mujeres: Diego Rivera’s Cubist Masterpiece

Diego Rivera’s great cubist painting, Two Women (1914) is currently on view at the Museum. This large painting, (77 ¾...

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Glories of the Baroque: 17th-Century European Art.

Through September 28, 2014

Golden Gallery Artists in seventeenth-century Europe changed aesthetics towards a focus on greater realism, dynamic forms, and dramatic compositions. This Baroque...

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