Art

  Adam Gopnik knows a few things about writing, being the author of seven books and winning several magazine writing awards. He knows a few things about Paris having lived there for several years and being awarded the medal of Chevalier of the Order of Arts and Letters. He knows a few things about art having devoted his life to the study of it and the promotion of it through his many essays.

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.

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