The San Antonio Museum of Art
San Antonio Museum of Art is an art museum in the City of San Antonio, TX. The museum's mission statement says "to collect and exhibit important American and Latin American paintings, sculptures, drawings, prints and decorative arts from the late 19th century to the present." It was founded in 1891 when a group of citizens led by Ellen Browning Scripps urged artist Julian Onderdonk to create a free public gallery for San Antonio. The museum opened in 1914.
The San Antonio Museum of Art is located on the east side of downtown, between Broadway and Alamo Street. It was recently renovated to provide more space for art exhibitions, so it has added a new wing to house its collection of Spanish Colonial painting, European decorative arts from 1700-1900, African American quilts, and Latin American modern art. The museum also has two permanent exhibitions on display, one dedicated to the Spanish Colonial period in Texas (1519-1821) that shows religious artifacts of early Catholic missionaries who converted Native Americans into Christians.
And another exhibition is devoted to contemporary Latin American art from 1960 onwards which explores how different countries within this region were affected by globalization, and how they have adapted to this new world order.
The San Antonio Museum of Art is the best place for residents as well as tourists who want to explore art in Texas's most historic city. Be sure not to miss it when you are planning your next vacation!
The museum is located at 200 West Jones Avenue, San Antonio, Texas and within walking distance of The Alamo. It houses a collection of more than 24 thousand works of art from Latin America and Europe dating back to the 18th century. The sculpture garden offers visitors great views across downtown San Antonio. If you're taking public transportation, the nearest bus stop is on Broadway at Dolorosa.
San Antonio Museum of Art Hours
Mondays through Saturdays from 11 am to five pm, Sundays 12 pm to six pm (closed Thanksgiving and Christmas) San Antonio Museum of Art Admission Price: $15 for adults; $12 for seniors 65+; $11 students with ID; $11 for children ages 12-17. Children under five are free. San Antonio Museum of Art Phone Number: 210-978-ARTS (2787)
San Antonio Museum of Art Catering Menu Prices
Main Courses range from $16 to $32 per person, depending on the main course and number in your party. Sides range from $16 to $25 per person, depending on the side and number of your party.
San Antonio Museum of Art Catering Menu Styles:
Catering is served buffet style or family-style (for large parties). There are vegetarian options for each menu item available upon request.