Art

Museum of Modern Art

An exhibit at the San Antonio Museum of Art takes the public into the private collection of one of the 20th century's greatest patrons of modern art, Nelson Rockefeller.

The tapestries of Pablo Picasso's masterworks, commissioned for the Rockefeller compound at Kykuit, have been largely absent from the art scene, remaining within the family's estate. This is the first time so many of these tapestries have been presented together outside their original home. 

Cindy Kelleher Photography

On February 22, 2015, Texas Public Radio partnered with the Briscoe Museum and the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo to raise awareness of the talented artists participating in the Student Western Art Contest, Exhibit and Auction. TPR listeners were invited to a private viewing of the exhibit at the Briscoe Western Art Museum, where they browsed the galleries and learned more about the talented student artists.

Jack Morgan

On Thursday night, about 350 western art lovers gathered at the Briscoe Western Art Museum’s Jack Guenther Pavilion to see the twenty-six winning artworks and meet the high school kids who created them. Student Western Art Committee Chair Gus Salazar runs the show.

“I’ve been blown away by the talent that these kids have. The talent is just incredible. I mean, you would think that these were professional artists up there."

Jack Morgan

The San Antonio Museum of Art thinks the best way to understand contemporary Japanese Ceramics is to wind the clock back about twelve thousand years.  That’s because unlike other cultures, twelve thousand years ago Japanese were actually making pots.

“The earliest known culture in the world that produced ceramics."

Emily Sano curated the exhibit.

"It’s one of the earliest steps that mankind took towards a civilized society.”

The exhibit features ancient pieces, all the way to very edgy, modern pieces.

Jack Morgan

The McNay Art Museum is turning 60 years old, and is celebrating in a way contrasting its age--by doing something edgy. I spoke to the McNay’s Rene Paul Barilleaux.

"We decided to create a kind of Pop-Up Installation that would be new art by San Antonio artists. I selected six artists who represent different ways of working, different kinds of subjects, different kinds of materials.”

Those six artists represent very different styles. But if you want to see them, you really ought to hurry.

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