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.
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 San Antonio Museum of Art is pleased to announce it is part of the Lets Move! Museums and Gardens initiative. Let’s Move! is a national initiative, launched in 2010 by First Lady, Michelle Obama, to get kids moving and eating healthy food. It aims to support healthy children and families and has initiated many programs across the country, including Let’s Move! Cities, Towns and Counties; Chefs Move to Schools; and Let’s Move Faith and Communities.
A collaboration between the San Antonio Museum of Art and Pre-K 4SA Educators
Beginning this fall, Pre-K teachers can check out Early Childhood Traveling Trunks for free from the San Antonio Museum of Art. The trunks have been funded by the City of San Antonio’s Department for Culture and Creative Development and are a collaboration with Pre-K 4SA educators.
Loan from the Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC, on view
The San Antonio Museum of Art is pleased to announce that Statue of a young man from ancient Cyprus is now on view in the Greek Gallery. This impressive limestone statue, which stands approximately three-and-a-half feet tall, is on loan from the Metropolitan Museum of Art for the next two years.