Past Exhibitions

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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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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Raíces Americanas: Recent Acquisitions of Pre-Columbian Art

Now on view

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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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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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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Nelson Rockefeller’s Picassos: Tapestries Commissioned for Kykuit

December 20, 2014 – March 8, 2015

Between 1955 and 1975, Nelson A. Rockefeller undertook an ambitious project: commissioning eighteen enormous tapestries modeled after some of Pablo...

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Dos Mujeres: Diego Rivera’s Cubist Masterpiece

Diego Rivera’s great cubist painting, Two Women (1914) is currently on view at the Museum. This large painting, (77 ¾...

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Legacy of Beauty: An Exhibition of Chinese Ceramics in Honor of Walter F. Brown

October 3, 2014 – January 4, 2015

Third Floor Special Exhibitions Gallery This special exhibition is a tribute to Walter F. Brown’s life as a collector and major...

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Glories of the Baroque: 17th-Century European Art.

Through September 28, 2014

Golden Gallery Artists in seventeenth-century Europe changed aesthetics towards a focus on greater realism, dynamic forms, and dramatic compositions. This Baroque...

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Matisse: Life in Color

June 14, 2014 – September 7, 2014

The San Antonio Museum of Art will present Matisse: Life in Color, Masterworks from the Baltimore Museum of Art to...

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The Art Books of Henri Matisse

June 21- September 7, 2014

The Art Books of Henri Matisse presents four of twelve illustrated books created over the course of the artist’s lifetime....

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Bob Kuhn: Drawing on Instinct

March 15, 2014 – July 6, 2014

Small Special Exhibitions Gallery This wonderful exhibition is inspired by Kuhn’s devotion to the practice of drawing. Masterpieces of observation, design...

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Thomas Sully: Painted Performance

February 8, 2014 – May 11, 2014

The American Romantic painter Thomas Sully (1783–1872) had a lifelong connection to and love for the theatre, associations that were...

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Andy Warhol: The Athletes

January 31, 2014 - April 27, 2014

© 2013 The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. / Artist Rights Society (ARS), New YorkAndy WarholAmerican, 1928–1987Muhammad...

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Fray Antonio Margil de Jesús: “Patron Saint of Texas”

October 12, 2013 – March 23, 2014

In 1720, Fray Antonio Margil de Jesús (1657-1726) was the founder of San Antonio’s flagship mission, Mission San José y...

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Eldzier Cortor: Master Printmaker

December 14, 2013 – March 2, 2014

Eldzier Cortor (American, born 1916)Tableau IIn.d., oil on canvasgift of the Eldzier Cortor Trust in memory of Sophia Cortor2012.24.32 Eldzier Cortor...

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Lethal Beauty: Samurai Weapons and Armor

September 28, 2013 – January 5, 2014

Samurai, which literally means “those who serve,” were a class of warrior in traditional Japan, active from the twelfth to...

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Danny Lyon: The Bikeriders

September 7–December 1, 2013

Small Special Exhibitions Gallery, 3rd Floor Danny Lyon (American, born 1942)Cal, Elkhorn, Wisconsin, 1966Silver gelatin print16 x 20 in.San Antonio Museum...

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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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