Press Releases

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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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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