Chat with us, powered by LiveChat
Museum Exhibits Enrich Fall in San Antonio
San Antonio Museum of Art

Museum Exhibits Enrich Fall in San Antonio

Museum Exhibits Enrich Fall in San Antonio

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE | August 27, 2021

SAN ANTONIO, TX (August 27, 2021) – As summer folds into fall, a robust line-up of culturally rich and diverse exhibitions fills the San Antonio calendar. Here is a sampling of some of these offerings:  

SAN ANTONIO MUSEUM OF ART 

Recently discovered Maya artworks on display for first time with Nature, Power, and Maya Royals, an exhibition of thirty-four artworks and objects discovered by the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) researchers in two royal Maya burials at the ancient city of Buenavista del Cayo, Belize. Now on view at the San Antonio Museum of Art (SAMA). This exhibition is the first time the selection of works will appear for public viewing. This exhibition is an exciting collaboration between UTSA, SAMA, and the Belize Institute of Archaeology. The artworks date between 450 and 800 A.D., a period when Maya kings and queens reigned over large populations and lived in elaborately designed cities. The exhibition highlights how two Maya rulers commissioned artwork that featured commanding iconography to express and legitimate their power. The discovery is particularly extraordinary because looters had previously trenched the building in which one of the royal burials was located, missing it by just a few inches. Finding the site and objects following the looters’ destructive actions is incredibly lucky and makes the discovery particularly special. (Through February 27, 2022.) 

TEXAS BIENNIAL 

Four San Antonio cultural institutions are pleased to announce their participation in the 2021 Texas Biennial. The fifty-one artists featured in the 2021 Texas Biennial range from emerging artists and collectives to well-established and internationally celebrated artists working in sculpture, film and experimental video, photo-based media, installation, sound, painting, printmaking, music and performance, social practice, and public art. Participating:  

Artpace (August 5–December 26, 2021), 

McNay Art Museum (September 1, 2021–January 9, 2022), 

Studio at Ruby City (August 1, 2021–January 30, 2022), and  

San Antonio Museum of Art (August 19–December 5, 2021). 

FRIDA AT SAN ANTONIO BOTANICAL CENTER 
The San Antonio Botanical Garden continues to showcase its newest exhibition, Frida Kahlo Oasis, bringing to San Antonio a captivating rendition of the artist’s iconic blue home, Casa Azul, and lush green sanctuary that profoundly influenced her timeless art. Uniquely curated by the San Antonio Botanical Garden, this exhibition uncovers Kahlo’s deep connection with Mexican native vegetation and the natural world. (Through November 2, 2021.)  

LIGHTSCAPE AT SAN ANTONIO BOTANICAL CENTER  

First premiering to sold out crowds in the UK, and then Chicago, Lightscape will shine throughout San Antonio’s Botanical Garden’s 38 acres. Guests will be enchanted by magical light displays illuminated one mile path winding though the garden. It will include installations unique to Texas created by local and international artists. (November 19, 2021, to January 2, 2022.) 

SAN ANTONIO MUSEUM OF ART – 40 YEARS, 40 STORIES 

This year, the San Antonio Museum of Art celebrates its 40th anniversary, and to mark the occasion our fall exhibition,40 Years, 40 Stories: Treasures and New Discoveries in SAMA’s Collection, will focus on the unique works in the Museum’s own collection. From 1981 to now, SAMA’s collections have grown to include nearly 30,000 works of art from around the world. These objects reflect a broad range of human experience, and each has a tale to tell about cultures, communities, and history. 40 Years, 40 Stories brings together a selection of artworks that have not recently been on display and shares their fascinating stories. Like the Museum’s collection, the works in this exhibition span the globe, representing cultures on six continents and thousands of years of human endeavor, from the oldest work in the collection, a female figure made in northern Mesopotamia more than six thousand years ago, to the present day. (October 16, 2021 – January 2, 2022.) 

# # # 

Additional events, information, and media images available at media.visitsanantonio.com and specific to these exhibits here.  

share this
Your vacation deals are waiting!