Briscoe Western Art Museum

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. That means "any film that was produced that garnered at least one Oscar from the Academy," according to Chowning. "Film and popular culture has played a huge role in perceptions [of the west], and so this is just an extension of that." As to when you can see the...

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. The Spurs are currently on the final West Coast swing of the three week long Rodeo Road Trip. On this week's...

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...

David Amram

Ask a dozen people "where does the American West begin?" and you are apt to get a dozen different answers. Ask four people that same question, as I recently did, and you might get a half dozen opinions (or more), as I did. Voodoo math? I don't think so. It's more to do with the complexity of the question and the (perhaps) impossibility of an answer. Nevertheless, it's interesting. Listen for answers by Jennifer Chowning and Sharon Garcia, from The Briscoe Western Art Museum , TPR's Nathan...

Jack Morgan

Another Valentines has come and gone, but I've found something you should consider putting on next year's calendar for February. It's the Briscoe Western Art Museum's Pony Express Love Letters program. I talked to several people involved, and as one proved, you don't even have to be a San Antonian. Jan Stonestreet is a Rockwall teacher, in town for a convention. She saw the Love Letters placard outside the Briscoe and rushed in to create some old fashioned Valentine...

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