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Highest Heaven Opening On June 11

June 11 - September 14, 2016

Highest Heaven, opening at the San Antonio Museum of Art on June 11, explores the paintings, sculpture, furniture, ivories and silverworks of the Altiplano, or high plains, of South America in the 18th century. Through the work of both well-regarded masters and lesser-known artists, Highest Heaven highlights the role of art in the establishment of new city centers in the Spanish Empire, and the propagation of the Christian faith among indigenous peoples. Drawn exclusively from the distinguished collection of Roberta and Richard Huber, the exhibition highlights the distinct visual language created by the cultural and creative exchanges that occurred between Spain and Portugal and their South American colonies.

San Antonio, TX—February 2, 2016—Highest Heaven, opening at the San Antonio Museum of Art on June 11, explores the paintings,...

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Due to Hailstorm Corita Kent Exhibition Closes


Severe damage to the roof of the Museum's special exhibition gallery during the April 12 hailstorm has forced the Museum to close its exhibition Corita Kent and the Language of Pop three weeks early. It was originally scheduled to close May 8, 2016. Fortunately, no art was harmed during the storm.

Severe damage to the roof of the Museum's special exhibition gallery during the April 12 hailstorm has forced the Museum...

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Curator to Take New Position at New York City Art Gallery

Anna Stothart, Brown Foundation Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, has announced that she is taking a newly created position as a Director at Lehmann Maupin Gallery in New York City. Stothart joined the Museum in 2015, and since then has expanded the contemporary art program at the Museum through presenting two traveling exhibitions—28 Chinese and Corita Kent and the Language of Pop—and with the recent re-installation of the contemporary galleries.

Anna Stothart, Brown Foundation Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, has announced that she is taking a newly created position...

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Corita Kent and the Language of Pop

February 13 - May 8, 2016

The San Antonio Museum of Art is pleased to bring Corita Kent and the Language of Pop to San Antonio from February 13 through May 8, 2016. Corita Kent (American, 1918–1986) was a Roman Catholic nun turned pop artist. She developed her own version of pop art to produce a groundbreaking body of work combining faith, activism, and teaching with messages of acceptance and hope. "I am not brave enough to not pay my income tax and risk going to jail. But I can say rather freely what I want to say with my art," said Kent of her cry for peace during the Vietnam Era.

While Kent's work was exhibited frequently and acclaimed, it did not receive the attention awarded her contemporaries. Kent was overlooked...

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

November 6, 2015 - February 14, 2016

The San Antonio Museum of Art will present Realms of Earth and Sky: Indian Painting from the 15th to the 19th Century from November 6, 2015 through February 14, 2016. Forty-three South Asian miniature paintings representing a number of different artistic traditions and spanning five centuries will be on view. Portraiture, religious and literary texts, and Ragamala paintings, which depict a range of musical melodies known as ragas are represented in the exhibition. These works illuminate the opulence of the Mughal court, the actions of gods in the form of men, lively battles, and courtly love.

Works are done in miniature and contained in the small scale of the manuscript or album page. Miniatures are usually...

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