Past Exhibitions

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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PASIÓN POPULAR: Spanish and Latin American Folk Art from the Cecere Collection

April 6, 2013 – August 18, 2013

Over the past ten years, approximately 300 works of Spanish and Latin American folk art have been donated to the...

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The Jameel Prize: Art Inspired by Islamic Tradition

May 24 through August 11, 2013 

  The Jameel Prize, inaugurated in 2009, is an international art prize for contemporary artists and designers inspired by Islamic traditions...

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Artists of SAMOMA from the SAMA Collection

February 9 – May 26, 2013

Larry GraeberAmerican (b. 1949)Head with Figure, 1988acrylic, oil and enamel on canvasPurchased with Fred A. Turner Acquisition Funds90.10   Larry Graeber, who...

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Entombed Treasures: Funerary Art of Han Dynasty China

February 2, 2013 — April 21, 2013

Entombed Treasures: Funerary Art of Han Dynasty China showcases the art, daily life, and beliefs of the Han dynasty through...

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Luminous Impressions: The Operatic and Fantasy Prints of Henri Fantin-Latour

January 12, 2013 — April 7, 2013

Ignace Henri Jean Théodore Fantin-Latour (1836-1904) was best known in England for exquisitely rendered, realistic still-lifes of tea roses and...

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Aphrodite and the Gods of Love

September 15, 2012—February 17, 2013

Cowden Gallery

Aphrodite and the Gods of Love September 15, 2012—February 17, 2013 Cowden Gallery Known today as the goddess of love and beauty, Aphrodite,...

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Love in Three Capitals

September 7December 9, 2012

Special Exhibition Gallery, Asian Art

Okumura Masanobu (1686-1764), KyōA couple making love on the floor, incense packets and a pipe beside them, JapanFrom Love...

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Adad Hannah: Intimate Encounters

September 1—December 30, 2012

Focus Gallery

Adad HannahEros and Aphrodite, 2008 HD video 7 min, 18 sec Produced with the cooperation of the Museo Nacional del...

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Rostros de Maria: The Virgin as Archetype and Inspiration

August 18, 2012 - September 29, 2013

Golden Gallery

Our Lady of Mercy Late 19th century, Ecuador Oil on canvas Gift of Mr. and Mrs. William Bentley Rostros de Maria: The...

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Sublime Light: A Survey of American Photographs from the Permanent Collection

June 2—August 19, 2012

Focus Gallery

Kay Bell Reynal (1905 - 1977)Two Models with Sunshields, 1948 Gelatin silver print Purchased with funds provided by the...

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San Antonio Collects: Contemporary

March 24—July 1, 2012

Cowden Gallery

San Antonio Collects: Contemporary recognizes the role that San Antonio collectors have played in the city’s evolution towards becoming recognized...

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San Antonio Collects: Theodore Gentilz and Mission Life of San Antonio and Northern Mexico

March 2—May 20, 2012

Focus Gallery

Theodore Gentilz (1819 – 1906)Stick Stock, ca. 1844 Courtesy Mr. Larry Sheerin San Antonio Collects: Theodore Gentilz and Mission Life...

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Imagenes del Pueblo: Spanish Popular Graphics from the Permanent Collection

January 28, 2012 - July 22, 2012

Golden Gallery

Contestación (The Reply)Spain Woodcut, 17 x 22 in. Purchased with funds from Ford Motor Co. Imagenes del Pueblo: Spanish Popular...

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San Antonio Collects: African American Artists

January 17May 6, 2012

American Galleries

San Antonio Collects: African American Artists January 17—May 6, 2012 American Galleries In honor of the twenty-fifth anniversary of the annual Martin Luther King,...

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The Chinese Art of Cricket Keeping: The Ernest K. H. Lee Collection

December 3, 2011 - June 17, 2012

Special Exhibition Gallery, Asian Art 

The Chinese Art of Cricket Keeping: The Ernest K. H. Lee Collection December 3, 2011 - June 17, 2012 Special Exhibition Gallery, Asian Art  For...

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5,000 Years of Chinese Jade

October 1, 2011—February 19, 2012

Focus Gallery

View trailer 5,000 Years of Chinese Jade Featuring Selections from the National Museum of History, Taiwan and the Arthur M....

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