Past Exhibitions

San Antonio 1718: Art from Viceregal Mexico

A Tricentennial Exhibition

February 17–May 13, 2018 

Cowden and Golden Galleries

Three hundred years ago the city of San Antonio was founded as a strategic outpost of presidios defending the colonial...

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The Latino List: Photographs by Timothy Greenfield-Sanders

October 6–December 31, 2017 

Cowden Gallery

  Beginning in 2010, contemporary American portrait photographer Timothy Greenfield-Sanders (born 1952) launched a portrait and documentary series investigating the vibrant...

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Intercambios: Modernist Photography in Mexico from the Permanent Collection 

August 11–December 31, 2017

Golden Gallery

 The years following the Mexican Revolution (1910–1920) brought radical change during which the new government aimed to establish a democracy...

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Antinous, the Emperor's Beloved: Investigating a Roman Portrait

September 1–November 26, 2017 

4th Floor, East Tower 

Antinous, the Emperor's Beloved: Investigating a Roman Portrait is the first exhibition project of its kind for the Museum in its...

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Heaven and Hell: Salvation and Retribution in Pure Land Buddhism

June 16 – September 10, 2017

Cowden Gallery

Heaven and Hell: Salvation and Retribution in Pure Land Buddhism, will bring together approximately seventy paintings, sculpture, and works of decorative...

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Carlos Merida: Selections From the Permanent Collection

July 8, 2016 – August 2017

Golden Gallery

Carlos Mérida was an important twentieth-century artist who left a rich legacy of pioneering art. Born in Guatemala City in...

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Of Country and Culture: The Lam Collection of Contemporary Australian Aboriginal Art 

February 24 – May 14, 2017

Cowden Gallery 

Of Country and Culture celebrates the gift to the Museum of over one hundred objects created by Aboriginal artists since...

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Julian Onderdonk and the Texan Landscape 

January 20–April 23, 2017 

Every Texan knows, there is something special about Texas landscapes. What many may not know is how important Julian Onderdonk...

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Mi Casa Your Casa

June 17 – September 6, 2016

Sculpture Garden

  Mi Casa, Your Casa is a creative design installation conceived and created by contemporary Mexican designers Hector Esrawe and Ignacio...

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Highest Heaven:
Spanish and Portuguese Colonial Art
from the Collection of Roberta and Richard Huber

June 11 – September 4, 2016

Cowden Gallery Highest Heaven, opening at the San Antonio Museum of Art on June 11, explores the paintings, sculpture, furniture, ivories...

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Roberto de la Selva: Modern Mexican Masterpieces in Wood

January 29 – June 26, 2016

Golden Gallery

Nicaraguan-born Roberto de la Selva (1895–1957) moved to Mexico City in 1921 in protest against U.S. military occupation. He stayed...

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Rodin: The Human Experience
Selections from the Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Collections

March 5 – May 29, 2016

Small Special Exhibitions Gallery

In commemoration of the hundredth anniversary of the death of sculptor Auguste Rodin (French, 1840–1917), the San Antonio Museum of...

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Corita Kent and the Language of Pop

February 13 – May 8, 2016

Cowden Gallery Artist. Educator. Roman-Catholic Nun. Corita Kent’s (American, 1918–1986) groundbreaking work as a pop artist combined faith, activism, and teaching...

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Realms of Earth and Sky: Indian Painting from the 15th to the 19th Century

November 6, 2015 – February 14, 2016

Small Special Exhibitions Gallery Forty-three South Asian miniature paintings representing a number of different artistic traditions and spanning five centuries will...

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28 Chinese

September 5, 2015 – January 3, 2016

Cowden Gallery, Golden Gallery, and Contemporary Gallery 28 Chinese showcases works by twenty-eight contemporary Chinese artists in six San Antonio Museum...

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Miguel Covarrubias: Culture and Caricature

July 18 - October 18, 2015

Special Exhibitions Gallery Miguel Covarrubias (Mexican, 1904-1957) is considered one of the most important artists of the first half of the...

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Jamie Wyeth

April 25–July 5, 2015

Cowden Gallery Born in 1946 into a famous family of artists—including his grandfather, Newell Convers “N.C.” Wyeth (1882–1945); his father, Andrew...

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

April 18–June 28, 2015

Special Exhibitions Gallery An acclaimed academic painter in his native Spain who won the Rome Prize three times, José Arpa y...

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Ancient to Modern: Japanese Contemporary Ceramics and their Sources

January 17 – April 4, 2015

Special Exhibitions Gallery, Third Floor Guest Curated by Emily J. Sano, Director Emeritus, Asian Art Museum of San Francisco Contemporary ceramics is...

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Diego Rivera in San Antonio

Diego Rivera’s El Albañil (The Bricklayer, 1903), painted when the artist was 18, is on view in the Museum’s Nelson...

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Raíces Americanas: Recent Acquisitions of Pre-Columbian Art

 

The exhibition Raíces Americanos: Recent Acquisitions of Pre-Columbian Art will shed light on the exceptional skill and creative spirit of Ancient...

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