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Great changes


We are renovating several areas of our campus over the next 18 months beginning in July 2016. New European galleries (4th floor) will allow us to double our display space. Look for the return of old favorites plus new works. We are refreshing and refurbishing our auditorium and our first floor restrooms. Along the way, we are replacing all our roofs. (Thank you hailstorm of April 12, 2016!)

Our major project is moving the cooling and heating systems from the roof of our building to a new central plant across Jones Avenue. There will be some trenching! In return, we will have better climate-control in the galleries. Great for the art and good for your comfort, too.

We've still got thousands of square feet of art and outdoor spaces for you to enjoy. Stay tuned, as we do our best to care for our fantastic art collection and welcome you to some new and improved galleries and spaces in our Museum.

Thank you for your patience and please pardon our appearance as we renovate.

Please note: 

  • The European galleries are being renovated. 
  • The Skybridge is closed.
  • Persian Ceiling by Dale Chihuly is currently not on view. 
  • The glass gallery is temporarily closed. 
  • Due to construction, some works/ galleries may be temporarily off view for the safety of the art. Thank you for your patience.

Paramour View


Dear Friends,

What would our city be without the San Antonio Museum of Art?

Our iconic 130-year-old building and Skybridge are works of art. We need your help to preserve them for future generations. We've been hard at work renovating interior infrastructure—thanks to your vote in the last bond issue. Now we are tackling the exterior of the building.

It's not just about the bricks, though! It's the safe care and keeping of the 30,000 works of art inside and our role in the community as a cultural gathering place.

For the next three months the Bond Committee will meet to decide how to divide funds to many, many projects throughout the city.

We need to show the strength of our supporters and the importance of the Museum to the life of the city.

Here's how you can help:

1.  Write to your city councilman.
Tell them what the Museum means to you. Click here for a sample letter.

2.  Sign up to speak at the upcoming meetings to tell the Committee what the Museum means to you and our city. If you would like to speak, please email me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

There are four meetings, each held at the Central Library Auditorium at 600 Soledad Street from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016
Tuesday, November 1, 2016
Tuesday, November 15, 2016
Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Thank you for your help in making our project a reality.


Katherine C. Luber, Ph.D.
The Kelso Director



Carlos Merida: Selecciones de la Colección Permanente

July 8, 2016 – January 29, 2017

Golden Gallery 

Carlos Mérida fue un importante artista del siglo veinte, que dejó un rico legado de arte precursor. Nacido en Guatemala...



Third Fridays
Doors Open 5:30 p.m. Talk 6:00 p.m. Reception 7:00 p.m.

Abstraction, photography, portraiture, sculpture…

What is contemporary art in the context of art history?

Join Anna Stothart, Brown Foundation Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, as she explores tis subject in conversation with internationally-known artists.

Art History 201 is made possible by generous support from the Louis A. and Frances B. Wagner lecture fund.

Free with museum admission. No reservation needed.

Please review the liability release and the code of conduct before the first day of the camp.

Your signature will be required on the first day of the camp, your child may not attend without a signed code of conduct.


I will:

  • Discuss the Summer Camp Code of Conduct with my child/children.
  • Help support the San Antonio Museum of Art in implementing this Code of Conduct.
  • Let the program staff know of any special needs my child/children may have.
  • Provide a lunch for my child/children each day.
  • Send my child to camp in clothes they can make art in with closed toe shoes.
  • Drop off my child/children no earlier than 9:45 a.m. each day.
  • Pick my child/children up from the museum no later than 3:15 p.m. each day.



I will:

  • Be kind and respectful to everyone at the San Antonio Museum of Art including students, teachers, employees and visitors.
  • Be respectful of everything at the Museum including art, supplies, furniture, walls and campus.
  • Follow Museum rules which include no food or drink in the galleries, pencils only in the galleries and do not touch the art, walls, cases or pedestals/plinths.
  • Use appropriate language and my inside voice.
  • Keep my hands to myself and respect other students and their property.
  • Help clean-up after myself after lunch and at the end of class.
  • Stay with my group and listen to the teachers.
  • Participate in my class in an appropriate manner. This includes being careful with art supplies and following the teacher’s instructions.
  • Learn new things, be creative, and have fun.

I understand that if I choose not to follow the Summer Camp Code of Conduct and depending on my level of misconduct, my teacher and/or Museum staff has the right to give me a warning and separate me from my fellow classmates. In extreme circumstances, my teacher and/or Museum staff reserves the right to forbid me from attending class.

Please review the liability release and the code of conduct before the first day of the camp.

Your signature will be required on the first day of the camp. Your child may not attend without a signed liability release.


Liability Release

I believe the information provided is a complete and accurate representation of the physical and behavioral factors which may affect the participation of my child in this summer camp sponsored by the San Antonio Museum of Art.

I hereby grant permission for my child to take part in this summer camp sponsored by the San Antonio Museum of Art. I also agree, on behalf of myself or my child, not to make any claims of any kind against the San Antonio Museum of Art or any of its employees or agents for any loss or injury my child might sustain while engaged in the summer camp program. I authorize such physician or medical staff as the San Antonio Museum of Art may designate to carry out any minor treatment/or medical staff to provide any treatment deemed necessary for the well being of my child.


Become a Member of the Museum Today

  • Save Money on Summer Camp Tuition - select Member Tuition tickets on Eventbrite and enter your membership number.
  • Unlimited Free Admission to Special Exhibition as well as the Permanent Collection of the Museum
  • Learn more about membership benefits at


 Summer Art Camp registration is online through Eventbrite.  Click on the links in the Summer Art Camp description you wish to register for on the main Summer Art Camp page at


You will receive an email confirmation once your child's summer camp registration is complete.  If you have any questions or require additional information, please email the museum at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .   We look forward to seeing your child in summer camp!

Summer Art Camp Registration may also be accessed through Eventbrite or by emailing us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .


Art camps are led by professional artist-educators and include tours of the museum, instruction in a variety of art techniques and media, and storytelling. Tuition covers materials, snacks, and a sketchbook in a canvas tote bag. Caregivers provide lunch and transportation for students.

Classes are filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Register here on our website, through Eventbrite, or by emailing us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .


Drawing and Painting the Museum (Ages 9-11)

Click here to register.

June 26−30 | 10:00 a.m.−3:00 p.m.

Discover treasures inside and outside the Museum and capture them on canvas and paper.  Explore new and interesting techniques for drawing and painting in a fun and creative environment.

Artist-Educator: Carrie Avery

Members: $175 | Non-Member: $200


Paint and Clay (Ages 6-8)

Click here to register.

July 17−21 | 10:00 a.m.−3:00 p.m.

Dig into creative ways to work with clay and express ourself with paint as you explore how the Japanese, Maya and other cultures use these materials in fascinating ways.

Artist-Educator: David Garcia

Members: $175 | Non-Members: $200


Dragons, Heroes and Monsters (Ages 8-10)

Click here to register.

July 24−28 | 10:00 a.m.−3:00 p.m.

Dragons, ancient warriors, jaguars, and other captivating characters come to life in this action-packed camp.  Use clay, paint, collage and more as you listen to myths and legends and create a new mythical monster of your owns.

Artist-Educator: Carrie Avery

Members: $175 | Non-Members: $200


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 exclusive gallery tours, cocktail parties, events at local art institutions and more!

New to the Museum?

Individual Membership + Young Friend for One ($95)


Dual Membership + Young Friends for Two ($165)


Already a Museum Member? Add an individual or dual Young Friend membership!



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.



 Art Party

Second Fridays | 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Meet up with other Young Friends at the Museum's monthly happy hour for gallery tours, live music, lightbites, and specialty cocktails.


For more information on this level of membership support please call Joey Pawlik, Membership Manager, at 210.978.8133 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

*Young Friends membership contributions are not tax deductible.

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.

This privacy notice discloses the privacy practices for This privacy notice applies solely to information collected by this Website. It will notify you of the following:

  • What personally identifiable information is collected from you through the Website, how it is used and with whom it may be shared
  • What choices are available to you regarding the use of your data
  • The privacy procedures in place to protect the misuse of your information
  • How you can correct any inaccuracies in the information


Throughout our Web pages, we provide links to other servers, which may contain information of interest to our readers. We take no responsibility for, and exercise no control over, the organizations, views, or accuracy of the information contained on other servers.

Creating a text link from your Web site to our site does not require permission. If you have a link you'd like us to consider adding to our Web site, please send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with the subject "Link request."


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We will use your information to respond to you, regarding the reason you contacted us. We will not share your information with any third party outside of our organization, other than as necessary to fulfill your request, e.g. to ship an order.

Unless you ask us not to, we may contact you via e-mail in the future to tell you about specials, new products or services, or changes to this privacy policy.


If you would like to publish information that you find on our Web site, please send your request to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Where text or images are posted on our site with the permission of the original copyright holder, a copyright statement appears at the bottom of the page.


We have created this statement to demonstrate our firm commitment to your privacy. We do not collect personally identifying information about you when you visit our site, unless you choose to provide such information to us. Providing such information is strictly voluntary. This policy is your guide to how we will handle information we learn about you from your visit to our Web site.

Reading or Downloading

We collect and store only the following information about you: the name of the domain from which you access the Internet (for example,, if you are connecting from an America Online account, or if you are connecting from Princeton University's domain), the date and time you access our site, and the Internet address of the Web site from which you linked to our site.

We use the information we collect to measure the number of visitors to the different sections of our site, and to help us make our site more useful to visitors.

Online Profile Updates and Donations

If you complete the Profile update form and share your personally identifying information, this information will be used only to provide you with more targeted content. We may use your contact information to send further information about our organization or to contact you when necessary. You may always opt-out of receiving future mailings; see the "Opt Out" section below.

Sending us an Email

You also may decide to send us personally identifying information, for example, in an electronic mail message containing a question or comment, or by filling out a Web form that provides us this information. We use personally identifying information from email primarily to respond to your requests. We may forward your email to other employees who are better able to answer your questions. We may also use your email to contact you in the future about our programs that may be of interest.

We want to be very clear: We will not obtain personally identifying information about you when you visit our site, unless you choose to provide such information to us. Providing such information is strictly voluntary. Except as might be required by law, we do not share any information we receive with any outside parties. If you sign up for one of our email lists, we will only send you the kinds of information you have requested. We won't share your name or email address with any outside parties.

Kids and Privacy

For children who visit our site, special rules apply. We do not request personal information about children, such as first and last name or street address and city. When children send emails to us, their online contact information (email address) is not used to re-contact them and is not maintained in retrievable form.

Opt-Out or Change Your Contact Information

Our site provides users the opportunity to opt-out of receiving communications from us through a special online form. You may choose to receive only specific communications or none at all. You may also update your contact information previously provided to us through another online form. You cannot remove yourself from our database, but you can prevent unwanted communication.

  • See what data we have about you, if any
  • Change/correct any data we have about you
  • Have us delete any data we have about you
  • Express any concern you have about our use of your data


If you have any questions about this privacy statement, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this Web site, you can contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . If you feel that we are not abiding by this privacy policy, you should contact us immediately via telephone at 210-978-8100.


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.

  • Double Discount at Museum Shop! 20% off any regular-priced item.
  • Bring a friend for free to the Art of Music on May 5.
  • Members-Only Tour of Of Country and Culture on May 6. Please RSVP - 10 AM Tour, 11 AM Tour
  • #StrikeAPose and post a photo of you and your favorite work in our collection to either Facebook or Instagram for a chance to win prizes. Winner chosen at the May 12 Art Party. 
  • Stay at the Wyndham Garden Riverwalk, just a short stroll from the Museum, at a discounted rate with your Museum Membership.
  • 10% off your order at Botika - our friends at the Pearl! Only valid M-TH. 
  • 20% off merchandise at the Alamo Beer - beer hall.


Not a member? Join now! Follow this link to learn about all the exciting opportunities Museum members receive.

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 our Development Office, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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. .