ART, CULTURE, EVENTS

What’s Happening: Week of the Dead

Dia de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, is an integral and important part of the rich historic culture here in San Antonio. With much of our community’s population with Mexican- and Indigenous-American roots, the city’s various annual celebrations provide an opportunity for San Antonians to express their regards for loved ones who have […]

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ART, EVENTS

NESA Alumnae Creative Collection: Híjole SA

It’s no secret that San Antonio is brimming with home-grown talent. The students and alumnae from NESA (NEISD Northeast School of the Arts) are no exception. For years, students have had the opportunity to showcase their work at Studio 205 in the Upstairs Studios at Blue Star Arts Complex. Alumnae from the school have recently […]

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ART, EVENTS

Photos of You: Chalk It Up 2017 Gallery

This years’ Chalk It Up didn’t fail to live up to its reputation as a singular spectacle. Both residents and tourists alike turned out in the thousands to see, puzzle over, and participate in the interactive community art event that takes over Houston Street each year. That the fine Saturday was neither marred by precarious precipitation […]

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ART

Art Takes Flight with ‘LIFT’ at Artpace

Beyond the Gallery Walls: Art Takes Flight with ‘LIFT’ at Artpace Do you remember the last time you flew a kite? Artpace’s latest exhibit, titled “LIFT: An Exhibition of Kites,” will bring those memories soaring back. Kite-flying is a favorite past time for people in all walks of life, in every corner of the world. […]

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ART

Antinous: The Emperor’s Beloved

Art, science, history, mythology, mystery, and romance: San Antonio Museum of Art’s exhibit showcasing a sculpted portrait of Antinous, the lover of Roman Emperor Hadrian, has it all. This seemingly simple display of classic Roman portraits and artifacts is not your everyday classical art presentation. The installation is the first to be showcased in SAMA’s […]

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ART, Photography

SAMA to Acquire Latino List Gallery

The San Antonio Museum of Art announced today in a press release that it will be soon receiving 31 portraits from The Latino List, a body of work from nationally recognized photographer Timothy Greenfield-Sanders. The gallery is scheduled to be the museum’s fall special exhibition. Executed in 2011–2012, the series captures both celebrated and accomplished Latin-Americans in […]

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ART, EVENTS

Abraham Mojica Unveils Bailarinas

I first encountered Abraham Mojica as a waiter rather than a writer. The restaurant was Starfish, the short-lived but unforgettable sea-fare spin-off of Azuca, owned by paternal restaurateur, Rene Fernandez, and cheffed by his son, Diego. Starfish had commissioned a handful of artists to enliven the space; Mojica’s contribution was several wall-spanning piscine scenes painted […]

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ART

CO LAB Magazine Preview: Heaven and Hell at SAMA

After a year of repairs caused by last year’s biblical hail storm, which forced an early evacuation of last year’s exhibition on Corita Kent, the San Antonio Museum of Art is bouncing back with a new special collection: Heaven and Hell: Salvation and Retribution in Pure Land Buddhism. When hell looks this good, though, the dilemma […]

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