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Fertility, Blessings and Protection: Cultures of Baby Carriers

October 12, 2019 @ 9:00 am - June 21, 2020 @ 5:00 pm

Different tribes and people groups have developed their own systems and styles of baby carriers based on their unique cultures, ways of living, weather, customs and aesthetic experiences. Baby-carrying styles offer insight to child-rearing methods, religion, social structure and craftwork of cultures. Body-carrying offers the baby a sense of safety and enhances the closeness between the parent & child. Underlying them all is the universal foundation of love, affection and devotion of parenthood. The Asian “Baby Carriers” International Touring Exhibition…

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Sebastián 50+ Years 100+

October 17, 2019 - May 1, 2020

The Department of Arts & Culture hosts the latest city-wide exhibit “Sebastián in San Antonio: 50+ Years / 20+ Sites / 100+ Works”. The exhibit includes more than 100 sculptures and works of the famed Mexican artist, on display through May 2020 in more than 20 locations accessible to residents and visitors alike. The featured works span the artist’s more than 50-year career. Sebastián also created the nearly two-decades-old “Torch of Friendship” which stands at the intersection of Alamo Street…

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Visibilities: Intrepid Women of Artpace

January 9 - April 26

On view January 9 - April 26, 2020 For Artpace’s 25th anniversary year, Artpace has committed to focusing all non-residency exhibition programming to women artists in 2020. With this in mind, we will begin our 25th year with the exhibition "Visibilities: Intrepid Women of Artpace." A fair number of exhibitions in recent years have focused on the work of female artists, but none has focused on those coming out of Artpace’s International Artist-in-Residency program. With an eye to equity, the…

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Robert L. B. Tobin: Collector, Curator, Visionary

January 9 - April 26

The McNay honors the legacy of San Antonio arts advocate Robert Lynn Batts Tobin (1934­­­–2001) in its latest exhibition, Robert L. B. Tobin: Collector, Curator, Visionary, opening Thursday, January 9. This presentation reintroduces Robert L. B. Tobin to new generations of San Antonians through a mix of beloved artworks and theatre designs he acquired expressly to share with the public. Throughout his life, Tobin amassed an eclectic collection of important artworks, theatre arts masterpieces, and books dating from the 15th…

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Selena Forever/Siempre Selena

January 15 - June 5

The McNay pays tribute to 90s icon, singer, designer, and Texas legend—Selena Quintanilla-Pérez—with five photographs by award-winning San Antonio photographer John Dyer. Selena was the subject of Dyer’s photo assignments for the cover of Más Magazine in 1992 and again for Texas Monthly in 1995, just months before she was tragically killed at age 23. Selena Forever/Siempre Selena is organized by the McNay Art Museum, curated by Kate Carey, Head of Education. Included with General Admission. Please note that the McNay Art Museum will be temporarily closed starting March 16,…

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Fashion Nirvana: Runway to Everyday

January 30 - May 17

From gowns to grunge, Fashion Nirvana: Runway to Everyday marks the first large-scale fashion and video art exhibition in McNay history. Set between the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989 and September 11, 2001, the innovative installation celebrates designers, models, celebrities, photographers, and video artists who made the 90s an iconic decade. Fashion Nirvana features over 50 runway to everyday garments by famous designers Christian Dior, Tom Ford, Jean Paul Gaultier, Carolina Herrera, Patrick Kelly, Isaac Mizrahi, Todd Oldham, Oscar de la Renta, Vivienne Tam, Gianni Versace, Vera Wang, and…

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Sound Maze Exhibit at The DoSeum

February 1 - May 31

Let your creativity shine and your mind wander through sound and music in The DoSeum’s 2020 Spring Exhibit, Sound Maze. This exhibit gives visitors the opportunity to interact, discover and engage with sound in a completely new way. Paul Dresher, composer and instrument inventor, would like to invite you “on stage” to experiment with his new instruments and discover the joy that making your own music can bring. It’s time to connect to the musical world in a way that…

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Texas Women: A New History of Abstract Art

February 7 - May 3

Texas has been well known for its representational and figurative art—think Julian Onderdonk bluebonnets—since at least the nineteenth century. But by the mid-twentieth, parallel with innovations outside the region, several artists began a rigorous exploration of abstraction and non-objectivity. And it was women artists who were at the forefront. Texas Women: A New History of Abstract Art explores this untold story. The first major survey to focus on Texas women working primarily in the mode of abstraction, the exhibition will include…

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XicanX: New Visions

February 13 - June 28

This national exhibit, displayed at Centro de Artes gallery, challenges previous and existing surveys of Chicano and Latino identity-based exhibitions. This group of 34 artists expands upon how Latinx artwork can be established across ideological borders; freely expressing a new wave of images and voices in a post-internet era. Centro de Artes gallery is located in Market Square. It is free and open daily. Please note that Centro de Artes will be temporarily closed beginning March 14, 2020.

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Los Maestros: Early Explorers of Chicano Identity

February 13 @ 8:00 am - June 28 @ 5:00 pm

This exhibition focuses on three of the founders of San Antonio’s Chicano arts movement of the 1960s and 1970s: Jesse Almazan, Jose Esquivel, and Rudy Treviño and will highlight their unique contributions and histories as individual artists. Curated by San Antonio arts organization Centro Cultural Aztlan. Please note that Centro de Artes will be temporarily closed beginning March 14, 2020.

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The Witte Museum Presents: Backyard Adventures

February 15 - May 3

Discover the wonders of nature and play to experience the fascinating science that’s in your backyard? Look no further than Backyard Adventures coming to the Witte Museum on February 15th! Backyard Adventures showcases interactive science displays such as Night Vision, Bee’s Eye View, Giant Pumpkin Bonanza, Critter Calls, Giant Skipping Rope, Backyard Sports, Garden Golf and an Augmented Reality Garden Bed. Engaging visitors with science and technology, this exhibit enables visitors to continue discovering the wonders of our own backyards long after leaving…

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Postponed: Disney’s Aladdin

March 25 - April 12

Discover a whole new world at Disney’s ALADDIN, the hit Broadway musical. From the producer of The Lion King comes the timeless story of ALADDIN, a thrilling new production filled with unforgettable beauty, magic, comedy, and breathtaking spectacle. It’s an extraordinary theatrical event where one lamp and three wishes make the possibilities infinite. Hailed by USA Today as “Pure Genie-Us,” ALADDIN features all your favorite songs from the film as well as new music written by Tony® and Academy Award®…

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Stories Seldom Told: Generation YOU

April 3 @ 6:00 pm - May 1 @ 9:00 pm

With the annual Stories Seldom Told exhibition, student-artists collaboratively create multidisciplinary art installations exploring a social issue they feel isn't being addressed in their everyday lives. Students vote on their topic and use art as an avenue to present data, historical information as well as their own personal reflections and solutions. In the past, youth-artists have tackled topics including mental health, educational inequities, and violence in the media. This year, SAY Sí artists are exploring the expectations of youth across…

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Arts e Platters

April 9 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Arts e Platters is the Autism Treatment Center’s annual fundraiser that features a silent auction of platters decorated by some of San Antonio’s most talented artists. This year Kodi Lee, winner of America’s Got Talent will be joining us for a guest performance during the program portion of the evening. We will also be presenting our 2020 Art of Humanity Award to entrepreneur and philanthropist, Richard Ojeda. The event will be held on Thursday, April 9th in the Stars at…

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Viva Botanica

April 12 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Viva Botanica is a family Fiesta event celebrating the world of plants. See the beautiful Botanical Garden at the height of spring, with fun Fiesta-themed activities for the kids. Shop for San Antonio-friendly plants at the plant sale. The San Antonio Botanical Garden Society Inc. supports the San Antonio Botanical Garden in inspiring people to connect with the plant world and understand the importance of plants in our lives. Admission is $12 for adults and $9 for children (3-13 years…

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Acrylic Pouring and Resin Art 101 with Mixed Media Girl!

April 18 @ 9:00 am - April 19 @ 3:00 pm

Come learn fluid art (acrylic pouring and resin art) with Mixed Media Girl at RK3 Designs Studio in Seguin, TX! DAY 1 - ACRYLIC POURING Learn everything thing you need to know to start acrylic pouring. We'll start the class by teaching you what materials and supplies are used for pouring and how they are used. You will then learn to mix your paint properly to get the best consistency. Finally, you will learn 4 common techniques used in paint…

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Canceled: Art Family Saturday

April 18 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Join BSC for a fun afternoon of interactive projects at our free Family Saturday. Artists of all ages are invited to explore BSC’s current exhibitions Novel Ideas, Giveth and Taketh, Secret Passage, Publishing Agains the Grain, and Accumulated Discoveries of the Endless Expedition through creative hands-on activities. Please note that this event has been canceled. Blue Star Contemporary is temporarily closed starting March 14, 2020.

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Postponed: Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

April 22 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Having just celebrated their 60th anniversary, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater bring with them a flood of new and exciting works alongside modern classics in three mixed programs that demonstrate the unparalleled artistry that has defined them. Please note that this event is being rescheduled, new date TBD.

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Rescheduled: Knotted Wall Hanging Piece with Marta Francine

April 26 @ 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Join Marta Francine in making a knotted statement piece at Artpace San Antonio! Participants will use various all-levels of techniques in macramé and fiber wrapping to create a medium to large wall piece using several fiber mediums such as natural cotton rope, wool roving, and numerous types of natural yarns and threads. Your piece will be mounted on a sanded wooden dowel and will measure approximately 35x35 inches. The class duration is 3.5 hours and includes all materials. Refreshments will…

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RAIN: A Tribute to the Beatles

April 26 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

RAIN: A Tribute to the Beatles presents The Best of Abbey Road Live! In celebration of the anniversary of the release of Abbey Road, RAIN will bring the greatest hits to life in addition to all your early favorites. This mind-blowing performance takes you back in time with the legendary foursome delivering a note-for-note theatrical event that is “the next best thing to seeing The Beatles!” (Associated Press). Experience the world’s most iconic band and come celebrate The Best of…

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The Children’s Ballet of San Antonio Presents Swan Lake

May 9 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Just in time for Mother’s Day, The Children’s Ballet of San Antonio (CBSA) is set to make a huge splash on its fifth anniversary with a production of the timeless classic, Swan Lake. Known as one of the most beautiful ballets to perform, as well as Tchaikovsky’s largest and most important piece of work, Swan Lake tells the love story of Prince Siegfried and Odette, a beautiful swan princess. The production will mark many firsts for the CBSA, including the…

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The Children’s Ballet of San Antonio Presents Swan Lake

May 9 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Just in time for Mother’s Day, The Children’s Ballet of San Antonio (CBSA) is set to make a huge splash on its fifth anniversary with a production of the timeless classic, Swan Lake. Known as one of the most beautiful ballets to perform, as well as Tchaikovsky’s largest and most important piece of work, Swan Lake tells the love story of Prince Siegfried and Odette, a beautiful swan princess. The production will mark many firsts for the CBSA, including the…

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The Bachelor Live on Stage

May 15 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

The most successful reality romance series in the history of television is coming to your hometown. The Bachelor Live on Stage Official Tour guarantees all the drama, the gossip and the romance of your favorite TV show in one delightful evening for the ultimate fan party. Previous Bachelor and Bachelorette favorites will serve as your hosts, as one eligible hometown Bachelor is introduced to local ladies from the audience for a chance at love. For the first time ever, Bachelor…

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Eleven Reflections on September

May 16 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Eleven Reflections on September is an introspective look on the lives of Muslim Americans living in the aftermath of 9-11. This all-woman, Middle Eastern music ensemble performs spoken word; the poems you will hear progress from lyrical to abstract and broken, as they span the fall of the Twin Towers, the wars in Iraq, Afghanistan and Syria, the rise of the Arab Spring, the refugee crisis, and more. The evening promises to be a concert, a performance art piece and…

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Summer Artisan Show, presented by Hiltons of San Antonio

July 31 @ 11:00 am - August 2 @ 11:00 pm

Experience the beauty of the San Antonio River Walk at the Summer Artisan Show by shopping at over 40 handmade artisan booths including pottery, textiles, jewelry, woodwork, paintings, beadwork, and more. Stay closer to the action with Hilton by booking any of their 50+ branded hotels in the San Antonio area at travel.hilton.com/ArtShow.

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Labor Day Artisan Show, presented by Hiltons of San Antonio

September 4 @ 11:00 am - September 7 @ 11:00 pm

Experience the beauty of the San Antonio River Walk at the Labor Day Artisan Show by shopping at over 40 handmade artisan booths including pottery, textiles, jewelry, woodwork, paintings, beadwork, and more. Stay closer to the action with Hilton by booking any of their 50+ branded hotels in the San Antonio area at travel.hilton.com/ArtShow.

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Fall Artisan Show, presented by Hiltons of San Antonio

October 9 @ 11:00 am - October 11 @ 11:00 pm

Experience the beauty of the San Antonio River Walk at the Fall Artisan Show by shopping at over 40 handmade artisan booths including pottery, textiles, jewelry, woodwork, paintings, beadwork, and more. Stay closer to the action with Hilton by booking any of their 50+ branded hotels in the San Antonio area at travel.hilton.com/ArtShow.

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Fiesta San Antonio

November 5 - November 15

Fiesta® San Antonio started in 1891 as a one-parade event to honor the memory of the heroes of the Alamo and the Battle of San Jacinto. That historic commemoration still takes place, but for more than a century, Fiesta® has grown into a celebration of San Antonio’s rich and diverse cultures and today is one of this nation’s premier festivals, featuring over 100 events with an economic impact of more than $340 million. Funds raised by official Fiesta® events provide…

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Holiday Artisan Show, presented by Hiltons of San Antonio

December 11 @ 11:00 am - December 13 @ 11:00 pm

Experience the beauty of the San Antonio River Walk at the Holiday Artisan Show by shopping at over 40 handmade artisan booths including pottery, textiles, jewelry, woodwork, paintings, beadwork, and more. Stay closer to the action with Hilton by booking any of their 50+ branded hotels in the San Antonio area at travel.hilton.com/ArtShow.

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