San Antonio Museum of Art

The San Antonio Museum of Art is showing a free movie on Friday night that has, in the years since its release,  gained cult status.  Given the exploding reputation of the Movie’s producers, its reputation has grown with time. 

"I think that now it's a classic. We can say it's a cult movie for sure."

SAMA's Emily Dujour is talking about a movie that helped give Jeff Bridges cult status: The Big Lebowski. It's apparent from the first scene that you're watching a Coen Brothers movie.

Daniela Riojas

Something different is happening this weekend at a San Antonio Museum of Art Exhibition. First, SAMA's Katie Luber talks about the exhibition itself -- it's called 28 Chinese

"That features works by 28 contemporary Chinese artists working today," she said.

The expansive exhibition has a huge variety of art.

Jack Morgan

There’s a new kind of tour happening at the San Antonio Museum of Art. We went by SAMA to find out more.

“That’s correct. We have our tours for the visually impaired.”

SAMA’s Lindsey Smith explains the tours.

“And they’re offered at 10 o’ clock the first Saturday of every month, where visitors are invited on a sensory experience of works of art in the museum’s collection.”

How can they appreciate art in a museum without being able to see it?

Copyright 2014 Estate of Pablo Picasso/Artist Rights Society (ARS), New York

You expect to see Picassos in an art museum, but I found 14 of them at the San Antonio Museum of Art, quite un-like what you’d expect.

“Some of Picasso’s most iconic paintings translated into a totally different media; the historic technique of tapestries.”

That’s SAMA’s Chief Curator, William Keyes Rudolph. With Picasso’s permission, in the 1950s, New York Governor Nelson Rockefeller commissioned these tapestries to be woven.

"Rockefeller was a great lover of modern art, particularly Picasso.”

Jack Morgan / TPR

Matisse ends his run at SAMA, but he’s not going away quietly. Rather than let him just slink away, they're throwing a goodbye party.

“The evening is entitled 'au revoir, Matisse,' ” said Ruth Moreland, music director of the Copperleaf Quintet. "And there’ll be all kinds of wonderful things going on at the museum, and Copperleaf will be performing a concert of French salon music in the third floor exhibition gallery, which is where they have all of Matisse’s art books.”

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