San Antonio Museum of Art http://tpr.org en The Source: Matisse Makes Rare Trip To San Antonio http://tpr.org/post/source-matisse-makes-rare-trip-san-antonio <p>One of the masters of the 19th and 20th centuries, Henri Matisse, will be all over San Antonio this week. &nbsp;</p><p>He is on full display at the San Antonio Museum of Art in an exhibit called "<a href="https://www.samuseum.org/matisse" target="_blank">Matisse: Life in Color</a>" that started Saturday. Lasting until September 7, the exhibit draws from the extensive and unique works of the Cone collection at the Baltimore Museum of Art.</p> Mon, 16 Jun 2014 17:45:55 +0000 Paul Flahive 33488 at http://tpr.org The Source: Matisse Makes Rare Trip To San Antonio Henri Matisse: Life In Color Opens At SAMA http://tpr.org/post/henri-matisse-life-color-opens-sama <p>The San Antonio Museum of Art opens an exhibition on one of the art world’s giants: <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henri_Matisse" target="_blank">Henri Matisse</a>.&nbsp;Matisse shook things up when he was first becoming known. In fact, he and his contemporaries were given a derisive name.</p><p>"They were called '<em>fauvists</em>' by art critics of the time, which in French means ‘wild beasts,” like a<em> javelina</em>, basically," said SAMA’s William Keyes Rudolph.</p><p>The art world was much more narrow back then, much less open to new ideas.&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;</p> Fri, 13 Jun 2014 17:10:15 +0000 Jack Morgan 33353 at http://tpr.org Henri Matisse: Life In Color Opens At SAMA Museums Offer Free Admission For Military Families This Summer http://tpr.org/post/museums-offer-free-admission-military-families-summer <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">It's the fifth year for the <a href="http://bluestarfam.org/Programs/Blue_Star_Museums" target="_blank">Blue Star Museums Program</a>, the National Endowment for the Arts' collaboration with the Department of Defense and Blue Star Families.&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Ninety-nine museums in Texas are part of the 2014 program.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">This year’s program kicked off at the San Antonio Museum of Art last week.&nbsp;</span></p> Wed, 28 May 2014 14:07:16 +0000 Eileen Pace 32432 at http://tpr.org Museums Offer Free Admission For Military Families This Summer Andy Warhol's Athlete Series Comes to SAMA http://tpr.org/post/andy-warhols-athlete-series-comes-sama <p>A new exhibition at the San Antonio Museum of Art is emblematic of another era -- an era before athletes were the superheroes they are now. That new Andy Warhol exhibit starts with a man named Richard Weisman, who said he was a very close friend of iconic artist.</p><p>Weisman is a perceptive man and in the late 70s he figured this out:</p><p>“The world of art and the world of sports don’t necessarily mix that well,” he said.</p> Wed, 05 Mar 2014 23:03:24 +0000 Jack Morgan 27778 at http://tpr.org Andy Warhol's Athlete Series Comes to SAMA Intimate Copperleaf Quintet Performances In The SAMA Golden Gallery http://tpr.org/post/intimate-copperleaf-quintet-performances-sama-golden-gallery <p>A local singing ensemble has an artful and interesting way of doing what they do. They're the The Copperleaf Quintet and they perform vocal chamber music in stunning settings.<br /><br />"We gave two gallery concerts at the San Antonio Museum of Art," said Copperleaf Quintet’s Executive Director Ruth Moreland.<br /><br />This Tuesday night, March 4, they’ll be singing in a small gallery named in honor of the priest who established Mission San Jose. Moreland detailed he music they’ll be singing:<br /> Mon, 03 Mar 2014 16:51:59 +0000 Jack Morgan 27616 at http://tpr.org Intimate Copperleaf Quintet Performances In The SAMA Golden Gallery San Antonio Museum Of Art Curator Resigns http://tpr.org/post/san-antonio-museum-art-curator-resigns <p>Longtime Contemporary Art Curator David Rubin has resigned at the San Antonio Museum of Art. Rubin, who was raised in California and went to Harvard, moved to San Antonio from New Orleans in the wake of Katrina.</p><p>“We adore David here at the Museum,” said SAMA’s Kelso Director Katie Luber.</p><p>As to why he left the museum:&nbsp;</p><p>“I think David decided to pursue some other options in his career," Luber said.</p><p>Luber didn’t want to go into much detail about the departure, but lauded him highly when talking about&nbsp; Rubin's work at the museum.</p> Thu, 27 Feb 2014 20:35:56 +0000 Jack Morgan 27469 at http://tpr.org San Antonio Museum Of Art Curator Resigns Changes At SAMA Provide Growth Opportunity For American Collection http://tpr.org/post/changes-sama-provide-growth-opportunity-american-collection <p>The San Antonio Museum of Art recently created a new position: Curator of American art. I went to SAMA last week and spoke with William Keyse Rudolph to find out what that means for San Antonio.</p><p>"I am the Marie and Hugh Halff curator of American art, and then I also serve as the Mellon chief curator," Rudolph said.</p><p>What that means is he will curate the museum’s American Collection, and he’ll oversee the rest of SAMA’s curatorial staff. That could mean big things for the museum, specifically in the area of his specialty, American art.</p> Mon, 10 Feb 2014 22:54:21 +0000 Jack Morgan 26490 at http://tpr.org Changes At SAMA Provide Growth Opportunity For American Collection SAMA's New Exhibit: Thomas Sully's 19th Century Selfies, Andrew Jackson And More http://tpr.org/post/samas-new-exhibit-thomas-sullys-19th-century-selfies-andrew-jackson-and-more <p>The San Antonio Museum of Art opens a new exhibition on Saturday and I was lucky enough to get a preview. Workmen were still hanging and lighting the paintings as I sat down with the new Curator of American Art William Keyse Rudolph.</p> Tue, 04 Feb 2014 18:38:35 +0000 Jack Morgan 26172 at http://tpr.org SAMA's New Exhibit: Thomas Sully's 19th Century Selfies, Andrew Jackson And More Chamber Orchestra Of San Antonio Celebrates Britten's 100th Anniversary http://tpr.org/post/chamber-orchestra-san-antonio-celebrates-brittens-100th-anniversary <p>The Chamber Orchestra of San Antonio was formed in 2008, and though the group's history is a short one, their November 7 event at the San Antonio Museum of Art has a 100-year time time frame. The event celebrates composer Benjamin Britten.</p><p>"People all over the world are celebrating the 100th anniversary of his birth," said Paul Montalvo, the artistic director of the Chamber Orchestra of San Antonio.</p> Mon, 04 Nov 2013 15:14:53 +0000 Jack Morgan 21317 at http://tpr.org Chamber Orchestra Of San Antonio Celebrates Britten's 100th Anniversary Get An Up Close Look At Samurai, At SAMA's "Lethal Beauty" http://tpr.org/post/get-close-look-samurai-samas-lethal-beauty <p></p> Fri, 27 Sep 2013 15:01:55 +0000 Jack Morgan 19211 at http://tpr.org Get An Up Close Look At Samurai, At SAMA's "Lethal Beauty"