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Tony Parker’s Heroes and Villains at San Antonio Museum of Art

San Antonio Museum of Art 200 West Jones Ave., San Antonio

A lineup of some of the most popular figures produced by Marvel Comics and DC Comics! Some forty-onefigures from the best-loved comic book and science and fantasy fiction sagas of our day, including Star Wars, Harry Potter, Guardians of the Galaxy, and The Avengers, will be presented in the Cowden Gallery. This exhibition of sculptures...

$3 – $20

Super Macho: Superheroes and Performing Gender

San Antonio Museum of Art 200 West Jones Ave., San Antonio

Superheroes are often cast as the picture of muscle-bound beefcakes and lithe vixens in pop culture. And yet, in those perceived extremes, many artists find these characters to be perfect platforms for broader, more nuanced conversations about gender performance. Join Alejo Benedetti, Associate Curator of Contemporary Art at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art and...

Family Flick: The Lego Batman Movie (2017) PG

San Antonio Museum of Art 200 West Jones Ave., San Antonio

To accommodate physical distancing, space is limited. The event is first-come, first-served—outdoor films in collaboration with Slab Cinema. Movies begin at sundown. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets. In the event of inclement weather, films are canceled.

Free
Recurring

Summer Teacher Institute 2022: Utilizing the Arts for Healing in a Post-Pandemic World

San Antonio Museum of Art 200 West Jones Ave., San Antonio

Two years ago, SAMA hosted a Summer Teacher Institute that helped educators plan and prepares for going remote with their students. How teachers pivoted and continued to provide an excellent experience to students has been inspiring, but we know you are exhausted. This year we will reflect on the past two years and hold space...

$80 – $100

Artist Talk with Kay Whitney

San Antonio Museum of Art 200 West Jones Ave., San Antonio

Coinciding with the installation of her work colorless green ideas sleep furiously (2017), now part of SAMA’s permanent collection, Los Angeles-based sculptor Kay Whitney will speak about her practice as an artist and writer. As is evident in her use of non-traditional processes such as sewing and suspension, she has been influenced by both feminism...

Pay What You Wish

Art to Lunch: Antiheroes

San Antonio Museum of Art 200 West Jones Ave., San Antonio

Among the most compelling heroes we encounter in movies, comics, and books are those that don’t fully conform to our expectations that they behave altruistically or nobly. This Art to Lunch will look at a couple of figures that perform heroic actions despite any perceived moral shortcomings. All summer long, Art to Lunch will be...

Free – $5

Choose your Destiny: A Superhero Adventure Night

San Antonio Museum of Art 200 West Jones Ave., San Antonio

It’s Heroes versus Villains! Choose your path through the galleries while answering riddles- but choose carefully because you might meet your own demise. This fun superhero experience is for all ages to enjoy. At sunset, spread out your blanket on the west lawn for a film on the green and enjoy classic 1990s Teenage Mutant...

Free with Museum Admission

Family Day: Heroes and Villains

San Antonio Museum of Art 200 West Jones Ave., San Antonio

Bring the whole family in your favorite superhero or villain costumes to the Museum. No swords, scepters, weapons, or wands and no full-face masks.

Free with Museum Admission

Shan Puppet Theater Performance

San Antonio Museum of Art 200 West Jones Ave., San Antonio

Shan Puppet Theater was founded by Wu-shan Huang, who developed puppet performances that combine traditional puppetry and Hakka folk music with modern theories of theater. Bring the whole family to this traditional cultural performance from Taiwan. The performance will be in Hakka Chinese with an English translation and includes an interactive component after the performance.

Free with Museum Admission

Art to Lunch: Evil Plots

San Antonio Museum of Art 200 West Jones Ave., San Antonio

If there’s one thing villains love more than their intimidating costumes, it’s formulating evil plots. (Of course, these are often foiled by the hero.) This Art to Lunch will compare the malevolent machinations of villains from popular and ancient cultures. All summer long, Art to Lunch will celebrate the heroic and the villainous as a...

$5

Collecting the Multiverse Gallery Talk

San Antonio Museum of Art 200 West Jones Ave., San Antonio

Join Dr. Jamon Alex Halvaksz for a special gallery talk that will examine the artistry and fandom of the superhero subculture while exploring what makes a superhero so super through the exhibit.

Free with Museum Admission

Author Talk and Book Signing: Urrutia’s Arch- A Passage of Memory

San Antonio Museum of Art 200 West Jones Ave., San Antonio

Join us for an evening with Anne Elise Urrutia, author of "Miraflores: San Antonio's Mexican Garden of Memory." During this talk she will discuss SAMA's Urrutia Arch, its relationship to Dr. Aureliano Urrutia's historic garden; Miraflores, and the arch's artists, origins, symbolism, and significance. Her book was published in June 2022 by Trinity University Press...

Pay What You Wish

Taco Rumble 2022

San Antonio Museum of Art 200 West Jones Ave., San Antonio

Thursday, September 15, 7:30-10 pm San Antonio Museum of Art 200 W. Jones Ave., San Antonio, TX 78215 An all-star crew of Texas’ best taqueros and chefs will clash Thursday, September 15, 7:30-10 pm as Taco Rumble returns to the Alamo City. This year, the sizzling competition will take over the picturesque grounds of The San...

Listening to Bamboo: An Unrivaled Japanese Art Form

San Antonio Museum of Art 200 West Jones Ave., San Antonio

Join us for an evening lecture with Robert T. Coffland, who will trace the development of Japanese bamboo basketry into an art form. This evolution started in the early Meiji period and continues today. Through this presentation, Coffland would like the audience to consider seeing the artists’ creations as sculptures. Robert T. Coffland is one...

$5