Art infuses every corner of San Antonio—from stunning sculptures and contemporary immersive exhibits, to fine art installations at museums with carefully curated collections and murals from some of the city and country’s most gifted artists. Art and culture are celebrated throughout the city in ways that are surprising and welcome.
Discover the places and spaces where art comes alive.
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San Antonio Museums Enrich the Soul
San Antonio’s museums are more than curated collections—they are filled with the diverse culture and passion of the people of this city.
The McNay Art Museum
Renown for its wide-ranging collection, the McNay’s works include post-impressionist and modern pieces, theater-centered works, medieval offerings, Native American art and more. Current exhibitions are an excellent example of the diversity of offerings: Georgia O’Keefe, Picasso & Braque, Asian Americans in Texas, and Donald Moffett.
The Witte Museum
This premier museum of South Texas history, culture and natural science is This premier museum of South Texas history, culture and natural science is on the banks of the San Antonio River. Come for the dinosaurs at The Witte, stay for the changing galleries of work by Texas artists, textiles, and showcase exhibits like this month’s The Power of Poison, featuring plants and animals of Colombia’s Choco Forest.
The San Antonio Museum of Art
Walk into this castle-like museum and be transported to the largest repository of Latin American Art in the country. Also known as the home of the most comprehensive ancient Greek, Roman, and Egyptian art collections in the southern United States. Exhibits underway at the San Antonio Museum of Art now include A Legacy in Clay: the Ceramics of Tonalá, Mexico, Japanese Baskets from the Thoma Foundation, and Tony Parker’s Heroes and Villains—life-size sculptures from the best-loved comic book and science and fantasy fiction sagas of our day.
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A City of Artists
A city’s love of arts often begins in the hands of artists themselves. Discover San Antonio’s hotbeds of contemporary artistic expression.
The River Walk Public Art Garden
At the corner of Market and Alamo Streets meet on the River Walk, a new public art garden celebrates both San Antonio and international artists with permanent and rotating installations feature free-standing sculptures and wall-mounted art. The art garden is open now but more works will be added through the fall. The latest installation, “Stargazer,” by Mexican Artist, Pedro Reyes, continues to help redefine the River Walk experience as a global public art destination. “Stargazer” encourages people to move around the work and see it form different angles, and discover other public art treasures.
The Blue Star Contemporary
The Blue Star Contemporary in Southtown was founded for artists by artists and now offers a robust calendar of onsite and offsite exhibitions, community collaborations, creative youth development programs, and public art projects. Current projects and programs include the Veterans Book Project, Travel Distance with artworks representing veterans and their families’ experience with military service, and a group exhibition featuring participants from NYFA Immigrant Artist Mentoring Program.
ArtPace on Main Avenue is a residency program supporting Texas, national, and international artists in the creation of new art. This summer the main space exhibition features local artist Michael Guerra Foerster’s exhibit Every Time We Say Goodbye, an exploration of intimacy, separation, grief, and memory through ceramic sculptures.
Unique. Interactive. Immersive. Hopscotch is a curated 20,000 sq. foot art gallery that features 14 distinctive installations from over 40 local, national, and international artists with an aim to elicit joy and wonder. Ongoing live entertainment, food, and even Salsa lessons are another part of the joyful experience of Hopscotch.
Hop on a cruiser bike at Mural Ride and see 20 of the stunning murals located in a five-to-eight-mile tour of the city. Expand your appreciation with the help of local cyclists who have a passion for the city, the arts, the food, the street art, and of course, cycling.
Downtown San Antonio overall is filled with public art and one great stop is Hemisfair. This urban park is home to playful interactive pieces made for climbing on and urban murals that provide colorful backgrounds for adventurers.
A Real & True City is Calling
You’ll fall in love with the incredible mix of art and culture in this vibrant city. Find out about upcoming events, phenomenal cuisine, celebrated history, and so much more at VisitSanAntonio.com.