Briscoe Western Art Museum

Billy Schenck, Balance of Power State II

The Briscoe Western Art Museum's Summer Film Series continues, and every year the museum chooses a different theme. The Briscoe's Sharon Garcia explains this year's choice of Women of the West.

The song “Life in the West” became popular in the 1840s. The lyrics were written by American poet George Pope Morris evoke the call of the fertile promised land and celebrates the freedom of living so close the nature.

20th Century Fox

 The Briscoe Western Art Museum may not come to mind when movies do, but maybe it  should. Jenny Chowning heads Education and Programs at the Briscoe and says their third annual summer film series is dedicated to award-winning Westerns.

The Briscoe Western Art Museum

It's as regular as another 50 win season for the San Antonio Spurs, the mid-season Rodeo Road Trip. For almost three weeks, the AT&T Center, home of the Spurs, becomes the venue for one of the highest ranked indoor rodeos in the country. Up in the rafters of the AT&T are numerous Large Indoor Rodeo of the Year banners, alongside the many Spurs related championship banners.

Briscoe Western Art Museum

Define the American West. It all depends on who is doing the talking. Long ago, as the European pioneers were setting out from the East Coast, the West was anything beyond the Appalachians. In that case, perhaps the question should be rephrased such that American West is replaced by frontier. On the other hand, there is little doubt that as the frontier pushed further and further west, to the Mississippi and beyond, as the Great Plains stepped ever higher in elevation, that frontier seemed no longer adequate. Was this the beginning of the American West?

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