Press Releases

Lewis Energy Group Supports Museum’s Free Sunday Hours

For the next year, the Museum’s popular free Sunday hours,10 a.m. to noon, will be supported by Lewis Energy Group.

For the last two years, the Museum has drawn more than 25,000 visitors to its free Sunday morning hours with funding...

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She’s Back! Yogini Makes a Triumphant Return to San Antonio

The Museum’s Yogini has returned from her year away where she was the star of the Smithsonian’s exhibition Yoga: The Art of Transformation. The exhibition originated at the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Washington, D.C. in October 2013 and traveled to the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco and the Cleveland Museum of Art. Tracing the history of yoga over 2,000 years, Yoga drew acclaim in The Wall Street Journal; Pubic Radio, PRI; The New York Times; and The New York Review of Books, in which Yogini was frequently called out as a highlight.

“The haunting eleventh century ‘San Antonio Yogini’ sitting atop an owl in this same room was undoubtedly one of the...

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San Antonio Museum of Art Announces New Hours

The San Antonio Museum of Art will change its hours on Sautrdays and Sundays beginning the weekend of October 11-12, 2014.

The Museum will close at 5 p.m. on Saturdays (previously 9 p.m.) but will continue to be open on Tuesday...

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

Legacy of Beauty opens October 3, 2014, in the Museum’s Special Exhibitions Gallery and runs through January 4, 2015. This exhibition pays tribute to Walter F. Brown’s life as a passionate collector of Chinese ceramics and as a lifetime trustee of the Museum. The San Antonio Museum of Art has a world-renowned Asian art collection, and Chinese ceramics are its greatest strength.

Along with his wife, Lenora, the Browns gave over 700 works of art to the Museum. This exhibition highlights areas...

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Tours for the Visually Impaired to be Offered At the San Antonio Museum of Art

Beginning Saturday, October 4, the Museum will offer docent-led tours for the blind and visually impaired the first Saturday of every month at 10:00 a.m., or by special arrangement. Tours include descriptive language, touch, sound, and smell to enhance the visitors’ experience with art. Visitors are able to touch various objects, such as textiles, painted earthenware, and other reproductions of works in the Museum’s collection. Guide dogs, sighted companions, and others are welcome, as are wheelchairs and other walking aids.

The Museum docents became interested in creating these tours after hearing Larry Johnson, chairman of Bexar County’s technical advisory committee...

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