Visit to the San Antonio Museum of Art

Jan 09

Visit to the San Antonio Museum of Art

The day after Christmas the San Antonio Museum of Art offered free admission, so after we closed our office we headed downtown. We found the museum easily and parking was right across the street, so it was very convenient. If you’re going to the museum, parking is free. Otherwise, parking is $10. If you’re already downtown, you can walk there on the Riverwalk.

We spent about two hours in the museum. We visited the Egyptian section, the Roman section, contemporary art, the native American / native Texan area and the religious area. There was a lot more to see, we just ran out of time.

The featured photo is called Venus. It’s a lovely sculpture that immediately gets your attention if you take the elevator down from the second floor to the first floor.

This display caught my attention as most of us has a family member with a table filled with old photos. These photos, though, are all pen and ink drawings based on vintage family photos. I think they’re beautiful.

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These Tiffany candelabra struck me as I wandered through a nearby gallery. They are directly beneath a light and they shown so bright, you couldn’t help but notice them. They are silver, and I can’t imagine the value.

tiffany silver candleabra






This sculpture is called the Grieving Woman. She seems haunting to me, like a ghost or wraith wandering the earth in search of something. This supernatural feeling goes along with the way her hands are elongated and are out of proportion with the rest of her body. Her empty eyes and open mouth also convey a haunting visage.

Grieving woman










We finished the evening with a coffee at Local Coffee at the Pearl, then walked around the Pearl Brewery area. We definitely plan to go back, do some window shopping and have dinner in one of the restaurants nearby.

You can see the rest of the photos in our photobucket album for the San Antonio Art Museum.

Have you been to the San Antonio museum? What’s your favorite museum to visit? Let me know in the comments or get in touch on Facebook or Twitter.


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