Museum Month San Antonio
San Antonio museums and cultural institutions are teaming up for the inaugural Museum Month San Antonio. During October, visitors will be able to join one institution and explore all of the city’s vibrant visual arts scene. Participating institutions are offering reciprocal member admission, special events, and membership discounts.
The VIVA Culture and Mission buses will also partner with the museums and cultural institutions to connect and promote the city’s art and historical landscape.
The following museums and cultural institutions will offer admission for two to reciprocal San Antonio museum members as well as employees of reciprocal organizations. Visit the website for details, special offers, events, and exhibitions.
- Artpace San Antonio: A contemporary art space that annually hosts three residencies which culminates in a two-month exhibition on site. It is free and open to the public.
- Blue Star Contemporary: The first and longest-running nonprofit venue for contemporary art in San Antonio.
- Briscoe Western Art Museum: Brings to life the vibrant culture and heritage of the Western United States through a permanent collection of Western art and artifacts.
- The Doseum: San Antonio’s children museum inspires children to use their inner creativity and curiosity to learn through play in more than 64,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor exhibit space (Offer limited to Mondays).
- UTSA Institute of Texan Cultures: Features exhibits, programs, and special events that examine and promote heritage, ethnicity, history, social issues, and popular culture.
- McNay Art Museum: The first museum of modern art in Texas and houses modern masters such as Paul Gauguin, Vincent van Gogh, and Edward Hopper.
- San Antonio Botanical Garden: Welcomes guests to colorful floral displays, true-to-Texas native areas, and futuristic glass pyramids filled with exotic plants from around the world (Offer limited to October 1-13 and October 15-20).
- San Antonio Missions National Historical Park: Part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site preserving four of the five Spanish frontier missions in San Antonio.
- San Antonio Museum of Art: Takes visitors around the world and through 5,000 years of art in a complex of buildings that once housed the Lone Star Brewery.
- Southwest School of Art: The only independent college of art in Texas and it also houses regularly changing exhibitions of contemporary art by regional, national, and international artists. The galleries are always free and open to the public.