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November 2019

Lecture: Locatecture in the City with Witold Rybczynski, PhD

November 21 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
San Antonio Museum of Art, 200 West Jones Ave.
San Antonio, TX 78215 United States
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$10 – $15
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Learn from Dr. Witold Rybczynski, renown author and the Martin and Margy Meyerson Professor Emeritus of Urbanism at the University of Pennsylvania, as he discusses urbanism and architecture in his most recent book, Charleston Fancy: Little Houses and Big Dreams in the Holy City. Reception and book-signing to follow after lecture. (A limited amount of books will be available for purchase.) Doors open at 6:00 p.m. Seating is first-come, first-serve. This lecture is presented by the Institute of Classical Architecture…

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6th Annual Holiday Fair

November 30 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
San Antonio Museum of Art, 200 West Jones Ave.
San Antonio, TX 78215 United States
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Free
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Join us for our 6th Annual Holiday Fair. It's your one-stop shop for unique finds from local artisans. Interested in becoming a vendor? Register online before November 1.

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December 2019

Museum Store Sunday

December 1 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
San Antonio Museum of Art, 200 West Jones Ave.
San Antonio, TX 78215 United States
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Free
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Holiday shopping with a purpose! Visit participating museum shops and enjoy special discounts at the start of Members' Double Discount Week (through December 7). Non-members enjoy 10% off their entire purchase and members receive 20% off (exclusions apply).

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Playdates: Festivals and Celebrations

December 4 @ 10:00 am - 10:45 am
San Antonio Museum of Art, 200 West Jones Ave.
San Antonio, TX 78215 United States
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$12 – $20
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Playdates cultivate, nurture and inspire creativity while developing an appreciation of art and world cultures. Toddlers experience stories, gallery activities, hands-on art, movement and music. Space is limited, first-come, first-served. Playdates is for ages 2 to 4.

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Art to Lunch: Elegant Pursuits

December 5 @ 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm
San Antonio Museum of Art, 200 West Jones Ave.
San Antonio, TX 78215 United States
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$10
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Take a bite out of your lunch hour with a two-object tour. Enter the world of the Chinese scholar for this gallery talk on the special exhibition, Elegant Pursuits, which celebrates Wuxi, China’s friendship with San Antonio. Bring you own lunch or treat yourself to a meal at Tre Trattoria.

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Lecture: Dystopia to Utopia: How Radical Victorians Transformed the Industrial World

December 6 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
San Antonio Museum of Art, 200 West Jones Ave.
San Antonio, TX 78215 United States
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$12 – $20
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This lecture introduces radical artistic thinkers from the Victorian era (1837-1901), Britain's first machine age. The critic John Ruskin realized that industrial workers were treated as mere "fuel to feed the factory smoke" while William Morris demanded a revolution allowing a return to the craftsmanship and hand productiom of the middle ages. As industrialization created what Ruskin, a pioneering ecological campaigner, called "the storm-cloud of the nineteenth century" made of "dead men's souls," Pre-Raphaelite artists painted the natural world with…

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Free Family Night: Victorian to Steampunk

December 7 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
San Antonio Museum of Art, 200 West Jones Ave.
San Antonio, TX 78215 United States
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FREE
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Get into the holiday spirit with fun art activities that range from traditional Victorian to Steampunk! Craft Victorian angel ornaments, Steampunk collages, and more at this festive, free family night. This program has been generously underwritten by grants from the Charity Ball Association and the Faye and William L. Cowden Charitable Foundation.

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River of Lights Illumination

December 7 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
San Antonio Museum of Art, 200 West Jones Ave.
San Antonio, TX 78215 United States
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FREE
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Enjoy family-friendly art activities, free general admission, and the Museum Reach River of Lights.

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Art Crawl: Exploring the Five Senses

December 12 @ 10:00 am - 10:45 pm
San Antonio Museum of Art, 200 West Jones Ave.
San Antonio, TX 78215 United States
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$12 – $20
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Bring your babies into the galleries. Art selections enhance parent-child interactions. Tour includes group play and social time. This program has been generously underwritten by grants from the Charity Ball Association and the Faye and William L. Cowden Charitable Foundation.

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Four Treasures: Member Evening with Leon and Karen Wender

December 12 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
San Antonio Museum of Art, 200 West Jones Ave.
San Antonio, TX 78215 United States
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$10,
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Learn about Chinese scholar’s rocks and other elements of scholarly life with Leon and Karen Wender, specialists in modern and contemporary Chinese art.

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Art Party: ¡Salud! Santé! Cheers!

December 13 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
San Antonio Museum of Art, 200 West Jones Ave.
San Antonio, TX 78215 United States
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$12 – $20
Art Party

Put the art in the pARTy and enjoy a craft cocktail (cash bar), live music, and themed tours.

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Lecture: Unsettled Histories with Gabriela Germaná

December 17 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
San Antonio Museum of Art, 200 West Jones Ave.
San Antonio, TX 78215 United States
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FREE
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The lecture will examine the aesthetic and social transformations of two well-known typologies in the field of Peruvian folk art: the narrative wooden boxes known as retablos Ayacuchanos and the painted boards known as tablas de Sarhua. Both typologies were originally produced for ritual and social purposes in rural communities in the highlands of Ayacucho during the nineteenth-century. Since then retablos and tablas have circulated between the folk art system and the tourist market. However until recent times, they have…

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Art to Lunch: Mid-Winter Festivities

December 19 @ 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm
San Antonio Museum of Art, 200 West Jones Ave.
San Antonio, TX 78215 United States
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$10,
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Take a bite out of your lunch hour with a two-object tour. Bring you own lunch or treat yourself to a meal at Tre Trattoria. The longest, coldest night of the year is approaching, but dawn always breaks again. This gallery talk will examine how various cultures celebrate the return of the sun.

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