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.
The San Antonio Museum of Art announces “Matisse Paints the Town,” a citywide celebration of the beauty and genius of Matisse, one of the most influential artists of the twentieth century. In recognition of Matisse: Life in Color, a summer exhibition at the San Antonio Museum of Art, local businesses and organizations are drawing inspiration from the artist’s work. This celebration will kickoff June 14 and go through September 7, 2014.