Press Releases

28 Chinese

September 5, 2015 - January 3, 2016

This fall, works by twenty-eight contemporary Chinese artists will take over six galleries of the San Antonio Museum of Art. Drawn from the Rubell Family Collection, 28 Chinese is the culmination of the family's six research trips and over one hundred studio visits throughout China between 2001 and 2012. The Rubell Family Collection is one of the largest privately owned contemporary art collections in the world. 28 Chinese represents both new talents and several of China's best-known artists including Ai Weiwei.

Works on view will range from paintings and photographs to sculptures and video including the immersive sculpture by Zhu Jinshi...

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Miguel Covarrubias: Culture and Caricature

July 18 through October 18, 2015

The San Antonio Museum of Art will present Miguel Covarrubias: Culture and Caricature, July 18 through October 18, 2015. Approximately 140 works of art will be on view during this special exhibition, including recently acquired drawings and watercolor gouache renderings. These works of art are selected from the Museum’s permanent collection, as well as works from the Library of Congress, the Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas, and Yale University.

Covarrubias moved to New York from Mexico in 1924 at the age of 19. He became an influential illustrator for...

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Jamie Wyeth

April 25 - July 5, 2015

The San Antonio Museum of Art is pleased to present the exhibition The Three Worlds of José Arpa y Perea: Spain, Mexico, and San Antonio on view April 18 through June 28 in the Special Exhibitions Gallery. More than twenty works will be on view from local public and private collections including the Witte Museum, McNay Art Museum, and San Antonio Art League Museum.

A member of a family of artists—including his grandfather, Newell Convers “N.C.” Wyeth (1882–1945); his father, Andrew Wyeth (1917–2009); and...

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

April 18 - June 28, 2015

The San Antonio Museum of Art is pleased to present the exhibition The Three Worlds of José Arpa y Perea: Spain, Mexico, and San Antonio on view April 18 through June 28 in the Special Exhibitions Gallery. More than twenty works will be on view from local public and private collections including the Witte Museum, McNay Art Museum, and San Antonio Art League Museum.

An acclaimed academic painter in his native Spain, José Arpa y Perea (1858-1952) won the Rome Prize three times, which...

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Nelson Rockefeller’s Picassos: Tapestries Commissioned for Kykuit

The San Antonio Museum of Art will exhibit Nelson Rockefeller’s Picassos: Tapestries Commissioned for Kykuit December 20, 2014-March 8, 2015. This is the only time that so many of the commissioned Picasso tapestries (fourteen of eighteen) have been exhibited together outside of Kykuit, the Rockefeller family estate in Westchester County, NY, and property of the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

Commissioned by Nelson A. Rockefeller (1908-1979) between 1958 and 1975, the tapestries were woven entirely by hand by Madame J....

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