Press Releases

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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San Antonio Museum of Art designated as a Let’s Move! Museum

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.

“We took a look at our programs and realized many of them align with the Let’s Move! initiative,” said Nicole...

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Traveling Trunks Bring World of Art to Early Childhood Classrooms

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.

Designed for ages 3-6, each Traveling Trunk contains 10 playful themes for introducing art to children and developing visual literacy:...

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Statue of a young man

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.

One of many votive statues dedicated to the gods in a sanctuary at Golgoi, in southeastern Cyprus, the statue is...

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