Exceptional Exhibitions Throughout San Antonio

by | Aug 12, 2021 | News and Previews, Visual Arts

Current and upcoming exhibits

San Antonio is known for its food, culture, and artwork. There are so many amazing museums and art venues in San Antonio that are filled with marvelous works of art in various mediums.

 

Check out these current and upcoming exhibits at some of San Antonino’s favorite museums and art venues.

San Antonio Museum of Art
San Antonio Museum of Art

America’s Impressionism: Echoes of a Revolution

June 11, 2021 – September 5, 2021

This exhibit shows the evolving work of Impressionism through French and American influences. There will also be works of art by Texas and San Antonio artists in this collection.

 

Nature, Power, and Maya Royals

July 14, 2021 – February 27, 2022

SAMA collaborated with the Belize Institute of Archaeology and the University of Texas at San Antonio. This exhibit displays objects from the Mayan period (AD 250-900) that were discovered at the site of Buenavista del Cayo, Belize.

 

Texas Biennial: A New Landscape, A Possible Horizon

August 20, 2021 – December 5, 2021

This impressive exhibition will be featuring some of Texas’ favorite contemporary artists and ‘Texpats’; native Texans working in any part of the world. 51 artists will be displaying their best works in sculpture, film, photography, installation, sound, painting, printmaking, and public art. Texas Biennial is partnered with 4 San Antonio museums: SAMA, McNay, Ruby City, and Artpace.

 

40 Years, 40 Stories: Treasures and New Discoveries

October 16, 2021 – January 2, 2022

SAMA will be celebrating its 40th anniversary this year and will be celebrating with this marvelous exhibit. Not only will this exhibition include artworks that have not recently been on display, but there will also be a theme of ‘behind-the-scenes’. 40 Years, 40 Stories will also show the results of conservation treatments on two paintings.

McNay

Limitless! Five Women Reshape Contemporary Art

March 4, 2021 – September 19, 2021

These trailblazing artists will display their artworks in different mediums. The exhibition features Martine Gutierrez, Letitia Huckaby, Yayoi Kusama, Sandy Skoglund, and Jennifer Steinkamp.

Optical Dazzle: Op Art at the McNay

June 10, 2021 – September 5, 2021

A sensory art experience, Op Art works the eyes to cross, twitch, and even ache. The installation will feature screenprints, paintings, and sculptures.

 

Is It Real? Staging Nature

April 22, 2021 – October 24, 2021

A unique exhibition demonstrating the technical side of recreating aspects of nature in performance. You will get to see the transformation of materials into nature as well as the limitations.

Texas Biennial: A New Landscape, A Possible Horizon

September 2, 2021 – January 9, 2022

This impressive exhibition will be featuring some of Texas’ favorite contemporary artists and ‘Texpats’; native Texans working in any part of the world. 51 artists will be displaying their best works in sculpture, film, photography, installation, sound, painting, printmaking, and public art. Texas Biennial is partnered with 4 San Antonio museums: SAMA, McNay, Ruby City, and Artpace.

flying dinosaurs at the Witte Museum
briscoe art museum
Witte

Extreme Creature: Life at the Limits

May 29, 2021 – September 6, 2021

A larger-than-life display of the astonishing natural world and its diversity. Featuring an array of living things and their way of surviving harsh environments.

Briscoe

Still in the Saddle

May 2021 – September 6, 2021

A lively display of the sensational story of the Hollywood Western of the late 1960s to the 1980s. The exhibit features costumes, movie clips, and vintage movie posters from acclaimed Western films. Visitors will be immersed in the history and artistry of the Western genre.

 

Werner Segarra’s Vaqueros de la Cruz Del Diablo

September 25, 2021 – January 25, 2022

Photographer Werner Segarra showcases his images of the Northern Mexican Vaquero. Spanning of over 20 years and 60 images, Segarra captures the everyday life of the vaquero.

children's museum
Ruby city
The Doseum

Voyage to the Deep

May 8th, 2021 – September 25th, 2021

This exhibit is based on the adventures of Captain Nemo in Jules Verne’s novel, 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea. The notable Nautilus submarine will be on display for children to climb aboard and explore the workings of a deep-sea submarine. If the children are feeling extra adventurous, they can also explore the lost world of Atlantis.

Ruby City

Texas Biennial: A New Landscape, A Possible Horizon

September 1, 2021 – January 31, 2022

This impressive exhibition will be featuring some of Texas’ favorite contemporary artists and ‘Texpats’; native Texans working in any part of the world. 51 artists will be displaying their best works in sculpture, film, photography, installation, sound, painting, printmaking, and public art. Texas Biennial is partnered with 4 San Antonio museums: SAMA, McNay, Ruby City, and Artpace.

 

Isaac Julien: Western Union: Small Boats &

Margarita Cabrera: The Craft of Resistance

September 2020 – Spring 2022

To celebrate Ruby City’s one year anniversary, they will be displaying two new installations. The exhibitions will be displayed online until the reopening of the museum. Both exhibits examine migration and geographic movement.

frida khalo display
Van Gogh Immsersive exhibition

Van Gogh Immersive Exhibition

November 18, 2021 – February 6, 2022

A digital display of Vincent van Gogh’s most illustrious works. Guests get to envelop in this incomparable art experience. It’s the perfect spot if you need some Instagram worthy pics.

San Antonio Botanical Garden

Lightscape

November 19, 2021 – January 2, 2022

A one mile path will be magnificently illuminated with a magical light display. These wonderful installations were created by local and international artists. Enjoy these beautiful lights while roasting s’mores.

 

Frida Kahlo Oasis

May 8, 2021 – November 2, 2021

Casa Azul, Frida Kahlo’s historic home, will have its own rendition at SABG. There will be over 2,000 square feet of native Mexican plants that deeply influenced Kahlo and her works. SABG will offer several engaging¬† programs inspired by Frida Kahlo and Mexico; curated tours, art history lectures, culinary & cocktail workshops, and adult & family events.

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