San Antonio Museum or Art

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It’s art and culture in a social setting for the next generation of arts supporters in San Antonio. This vibrant group, ages 21 and over, is passionate about the Museum’s collections and mission. As a Young Friend you’ll gain access to special tours, cocktail parties, events at local art galleries and restaurants, the Museum's annual gala after-party* and more!

Individual $50 / Dual $100


Young Friend for a Day Pass $15 per Pass

This pass admits one to a FREE non-ticketed Young Friend’s event. May exclude some events with a fee for admission.



Young Friends + Blue Star Contemporary

Tuesday, January 12 | 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.

Blue Star Contemporary will host two tours of their current exhibition beginning at 6:15 p.m., followed by light refreshments with a second tour ar 6:50 p.m.


A Conversation about Corita Kent and Medieval Illuminated Manuscripts

Thursday, February 18 | 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, Anna Stothart, and Muffin Moorman, PhD, explore the relationship between Corita Kent and Medieval illuminated manuscripts.


Drawing with Rodin

Thursday, March 24 | 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Accompany Merribell Parson, Curator of European Art, through Rodin:The Human Experience, then participate in a figure drawing class by Miguel Cortinas, University of the Incarnate Word Associate Professor and/Art Department Chair.


NM-LOGONight at the Museum

Friday, April 29 | 9:00 p.m.- midnight

The Museum’s vibrant group of young professionals, Young Friends, will host the third installment of Night at the Museum. More than 450 people are expected to attend this late night dance party. Enjoy live music, art activities, light bites, a cash bar, and DJ. Tickets are $20 per person, Young Friends are free!

Purchase Night at the Museum tickets here

Click here to reserve a room at the Wyndham Garden San Antonio Riverwalk/ Museum Reach Hotel, just minutes from the Museum. Enjoy a special San Antonio Museum of Art rate!

 Brewery to Brewery Tour

Thursday, April 14 | 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Learn about the Museum's history as a brewery on a docent-led tour and then continue to Alamo Beer Company for a tour and tasty brews.


RSVP for any of these events at or at (210) 978-8133

For more information on this level of membership support please call the membership office at (210) 978-8133 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

*The benefit of complimentary gala after-party ticket(s) affects the tax deductibility of the Young Friends membership contribution.

We invite you to contact us if you are interested in donating a work of art to the museum.

Please provide the following information by email or mail:

Your name and address
The title of the artwork and the artist name
Provenance (history of ownership)
Description of the size and condition
Photographs of the artwork

This information may be emailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or mailed to:

Donations of Art
Curatorial Department
San Antonio Museum of Art
200 West Jones Ave
San Antonio, TX 78215

Your materials will be reviewed by the appropriate curatorial department. If the museum is interested in learning more about the donated artwork—or if the piece is not a good fit for our collection—you will be notified. Please note that due to storage limitations, we are not able to accept all donations of art. We thank you for your kind consideration of the San Antonio Museum of Art, and we look forward to hearing from you.

A San Antonio Museum of Art membership is the perfect gift for any occasion. Memberships start at $45.

All members enjoy a year of:

  • Unlimited free Museum admission
  • Free admission to special exhibitions
  • Free admission to monthly Art Party events
  • Invitations to members’ exhibition previews and events
  • 10% discount at the Museum Shop
  • 20% discount on Museum Shop purchases during member events and special Shop events
  • One-year subscription to the Museum magazine
  • Special discounts on select lectures, symposia, teacher workshops, concerts, and events
  • Free Parking

Additional benefits are available depending on the membership level. Learn about all the Museum membership levels.

Purchase a gift membership here or by calling the Membership Office at 210.978.8133.

Check your tour reservations here.

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May is Member Appreciation Month


This May we celebrate your support as a member with month-long perks when you present your current membership card. Your generous support enables the Museum to present outstanding special exhibitions, preserve our permanent collections, and provide enriching programs for our community.

  • 20% discount on Museum Shop purchases (applies to regular-priced items only)
  • Receive a $10 discount on all gift membership purchases
  • Refer a NEW member and receive a free tote bag
  • Attend the May 9 Art Party for an exciting opportunity to enter a members-only drawing for two tickets to the Matisse Gala on June 12 ($500 value!)
  • Join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter for a chance to win VIP passes to view Matisse: Life in Color
  • 20% discount on purchases at Roo & Me Children’s Boutique – our neighbor at the Pearl!

A Will for Sharing


Donor Robert D. Harper with his beloved hibiscus

Robert D. (Bob) Harper had a dream for the San Antonio Museum of Art. A member since 1998 and frequent volunteer, Mr. Harper regularly attached handwritten notes to his membership renewals urging the Museum to open an inviting restaurant where visitors could gather, refuel and unwind.

Even once a restaurant was added in 2009, Mr. Harper felt so strongly about its future that upon his death last November at 86 the Museum received a $1.5 million gift that comprised the majority of his state. His will specified the gift be used to maintain a restaurant and to provide funding for traveling exhibitions “which might not otherwise be brought to San Antonio.” SAMA is already in the midst of refreshing its restaurant with a new concept and a new chef, but Mr. Harper’s gift now makes the vision of a renovated Hops House and expanded restaurant possible (stay tuned for more details)—as well as some exciting exhibitions!

Planned gifts like Mr. Harper’s have an exponential effect on the Museum. The newly launched Legacy Society recognizes such generous donors. In addition to including SAMA in one’s will, other types of giving allow the donor to reap benefits during his or her lifetime and provide for loved ones while supporting the Museum. For information about planned gifts, please contact Kimberly Britton, Director of Development, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (210) 978-8186.

This information is of a general nature and the donor should seek advice from the donor’s own legal and tax counselor.

Enhance Your Experience
Special Interest Memberships:

Combine any one or all of the special interest memberships to enhance your Museum membership. Simply add them to the price of your base membership.


Friends of the Collections

Fully tax deductible

Members of the Museum's Friends of the Collections groups enjoy special programs and insights from the Museum's curators while getting an intimate, behind-the-scenes look at the collections alongside others who share similar interests. Friends groups also support specific curatorial areas by raising funds for acquisitions, exhibitions, and related programs. Museum membership is a prerequisite of membership in a Friends group, but you may join as many as you like.

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Friends of American Art


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Friends of European Art

Friends of Ancient Art

Friends of Ancient Art



Friends of Latin American Art


Friends of Asian Art



Friends of Contemporary Art

Friend $50 / Connoisseur $150


For more information on these levels of membership support please call the membership office at (210) 978-8133 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Join by July 15 for special one-time offers, including membership discounts and FREE gifts!

All Members Enjoy:

  • Unlimited free Museum admission
  • Unlimited free admission to special exhibitions
  • Free admission to monthly Art Party events
  • Invitations to members’ exhibition previews and events
  • 10% discount at the Museum Shop
  • 20% discount on Museum Shop purchases during member events
  • One year subscription to VIEW, the Museum member publication
  • Special discounts on select lectures, symposia, teacher workshops, concerts and events
  • Free parking
  • Invitation to New Member Welcome Reception on June 11


Member $45
  • Membership benefits for one adult
  • Invitation for one to members’ exhibition previews and events
  • Fully tax deductible
Buy Single Membership
Member Plus $65
  • Membership benefits for two adults – designate two individuals,
    or bring a friend each time you visit
  • Invitation for two to members’ exhibition previews and events
  • Fully tax deductible
Buy Member Plus Membership
Family $85
All Member Plus benefits, plus:
  • Thank you gift! Two Jamie Wyeth Guest Passes
  • Unlimited free admission for any of the members’ children or grandchildren under age 18
  • Member discount on kids art camp enrollment fees
  • Complimentary enrollment in Kids Club for your children or grandchildren
  • Fully tax deductible
Buy Family Membership
Sponsor $150
All Family benefits, plus:
  • Thank you gift! Tote Bag
  • Unlimited free admission for up to four adults
  • Recognition in Museum publications
  • Two complimentary tickets to a qualifying event of your choice
    (e.g. members preview party, concert, movie)
  • $80 tax deductible
Buy Sponsor Membership
Associate $250
All Sponsor benefits, plus:
  • Thank you gift! Jamie Wyeth Notecards
  • Reciprocal admission at more than 700 museums
  • $150 tax deductible
Buy Associate Membership
Patron $500 All Associate benefits, plus:
  • Thank you gift! Jamie Wyeth Color Catalogue
  • Unlimited free admission for up to six adults
  • Private, docent-led tour for up to ten persons with complimentary refreshments
  • $400 tax deductible
Buy Patron Membership
Art Society Circle $1,000 All Patron benefits, plus:
  • Invitation for two to exclusive Circle Member events throughout the year
  • Opportunity for domestic and international travel with Museum curators
  • $800 tax deductible
Buy Patron Membership


All memberships are valid for 12 months.

Membership contributions are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. Members may choose to decline any non-tax deductible benefits in writing to receive a full tax deduction for their contribution.

Circle levels may be paid in installments. Contact the membership office for more information.

Your membership in the San Antonio Museum of Art, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization, is a commitment to furthering the arts in San Antonio and a pledge for future generations. You are contributing to world-class exhibitions in our community, investing in arts education, outstanding programming for visitors of all ages, and preserving a place in San Antonio where all are welcome to find inspiration. Thank you!

For more information on these levels of membership support please call Lana Meador in the membership office at (210) 978-8133 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

The San Antonio Museum of Art is committed to developing significant exhibitions that complement and expand upon its collection of 25,000 works of art and to sharing these exhibitions with its local, national and international community. The following exhibitions are currently or soon available to tour. For additional information, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Luminous Impressions: The Operatic and Fantasy Prints of Henri Fantin-Latour
Adad Hannah: Intimate Encounters

Destination Mexico: DJ Only Tickets

$30 – Join us from 9:00 to 11:00 pm for the spectacular finale of Destination: Mexico with the live sounds of DJ Nahchey, who will be flying in from Los Angeles to spin the latest in today’s dance music. You can also shop in the Mercado curated by Chef Johnny Hernandez. Items available for purchase were personally selected or commissioned from his artisans in Mexico. Tickets include complimentary valet parking and cocktails. Must be at least 21 years of age.



Destination Mexico: Raffle Tickets

$100 each ticket for package 1 only.

Package No. 1

Casa Tulco! Thanks to Omar Rodriguez and Veronica Prida, you and 7 guests can spend 4 nights in their private home, Casa Tulco in Huatulco, Oaxaca. Included in your stay is a private tour of The Copalita Archaeological Museum. Food, liquor and gratuity not included. Subject to availability. Some black out dates may apply


$50 each ticket for packages 2-6.

Package No. 2

De Cenar! Enjoy 10 nights of date nights with $100 gift certificates to each these fine restaurants: Arcade Midtown Kitchen, The Boiler House, Cappy’s, The Esquire, Citrus at The Valencia, El Jarro de Arturro, El Mirador, Los Barrios, Nao New World Flavors, and Paesano’s.


Package No. 3

Compras Elegantes! Treat yourself to a fabulous, and much deserved, retail therapy experience at Julian Gold with a gift certificate valued at $1,000.


Package No. 4

Algo Para Todos! Kick up your style with a $100 gift certificate from Dos Carolinas and Nativa. Take Fiesta with you everywhere with a “Medal Mania” necklace compliments of The Painted Pony. And you can also strut your stuff in a pair of custom boots donated by Jacqueline Smith.


Package No. 5

La Vida en Plata!Enjoy a sterling silver Spratling necklace with obsidian valued at $1,236. William Spratling’s jewelry is characterized by Mesoamerican motifs and it is said that his work gave Mexican artisans the freedom not be constrained to replicating European motifs and forms. Due to his unfaltering devotion to the silver design industry in Mexico, Spratling is often referred to as the “Father of Mexican Silver”.


Package No. 6

En Mi Casa! Entertain in your home with a catered dinner for 8 from the RK Group valued at $1,000. Decorate your table with fresh flowers from Trinity Flowers and Events valued at $100. Add to your collection custom designed flatware for 8, courtesy of Chef Johnny Hernandez.




Teacher Collection Guide: Asian Art in Focus

This guide provides an overview of the primary cultural regions addressed in the collections of the Lenora and Walter F. Brown Asian Art Wing, with maps and time lines to assist in teachers’ development of lessons to utilize the collection. Each geographical region includes highlights of the collection,with curatorial notes about the significance of the objects, their function and how they were made. Access the complete  Asian Art in Focus: A Resource Guide for Educators PDF

The Asian Art in Focus: A Resource Guide for Educators has also been separated into smaller sections which can be downloaded more easily.  Access the Lesson Worksheets PDF.  You are encouraged to develop your own lesson plans for these pieces of artwork found in the new Lenora and Walter F. Brown Asian Art Wing.


Learn about opportunities for PreK-12 students and educators at the San Antonio Museum of Art.

Download Educator Resource Brochure

A $100 each ticket for package 1 only.  

Package No. 1
Paris! With thanks to Jerome Serot, you will spend three magical nights in Paris at a deluxe room at the Hotel Astor Saint-Honoré!  Includes two first/business class airline tickets, plus breakfast daily.  Only 200 tickets will be sold!

$50 each ticket for packages 2-6.

Package No. 2
The Big Easy! Thanks to Jessica and Ryan Berg, you will enjoy two nights in fabulous New Orleans! Includes two Southwest Airlines tickets, two nights at The Roosevelt, $100 gift certificate for K-Paul’s and $150 gift certificate to the Brennan’s family of restaurants, a welcome gift basket by Joel’s Catering, and a beautiful fleur-de-lis pendant and earrings compliments of Lee Michaels Fine Jewelry.

Package No. 3
Tres Chic!  Madame and Monsieur and will be trés chic – she in a lilac Nancy Gonzalez crocodile bag, Hermès scarf, and jewelry selected at Shetler-Wade jewelers with a $500 gift certificate, and he in a custom-made Loro Piana suit by J. S. Satel Custom Clothier, plus two Hermès ties.  

Package No. 4
Colorado! Courtesy of the Marshall, Edward and Sam Steves families, you and five friends can spend a week in beautiful Crested Butte, Colorado! Valid December 1, 2012-December 1, 2013, subject to availability. Excludes March 9-23, 2013.  Includes $500 airfare credit.   

Package No. 5
Bon Appétit! Enjoy date night for a year with $150 gift certificates to Il Sogno/Sandbar, Bliss, The Esquire, Sustenio, Ounce Steakhouse, Feast, NAO, La Gloria, Liberty Bar, Bistro Vatel and Biga on the Banks and then cap off the year with a catered dinner for 8 in your home, courtesy of Page Barteau Catering.   

Package No. 6
Ma Maison! Your home will be even more fabulous with the addition of these handcrafted screen-printed graffiti chairs by Elizabeth Walker Carrington.

Your gift to the San Antonio Museum of Art is greatly appreciated. 

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