San Antonio’s Hip Art Scene
There’s more to the city than the Alamo
San Antonio might be best known for its scenic River Walk and the historic Alamo, but it’s the vibrant, cutting-edge arts scene that’s quickly gaining national attention. Here, three exhibits to check out in the Alamo City before the end of summer.
McNay Art Museum presents Immersed: Local to Global Art Sensations (on view through September 2nd)
This immersive, interactive exhibit features a new commission by San Antonio-based artist Chris Sauter, alongside installations by Yayoi Kusama – this is is the first time the provocative artist is showing in the city – and Philip Worthington, and an unfinished film from 1967 by Andy Warhol.
San Antonio Museum of Art presents Spain: 500 Years of Spanish Painting from the Museums of Madrid (on view through September 16th)
To commemorate this year’s buzzy celebration of the city’s Tricentennial – even the King and Queen of Spain just paid a visit in June – the San Antonio Museum of Art is showing 40 loaned pieces exclusively from Spanish artists (think Picasso, El Greco, and Velázquez) – many of which have never been shown previously in the States.
Briscoe Western Art Museum presents Andy Warhol: Cowboys and Indians and Billy Schenck: Myth of the West (on view through September 3rd)
Briscoe specializes in Western Art, and with this special Andy Warhol exhibition the spotlight is on his beloved Cowboys and Indians series – which was his last major project before he passed in 1987. In true form, the pieces pays tribute to the American West in his iconic pop art style.