San Antonio museum celebrates AAPI Month with free admission and family-friendly activities on May 7
May is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, and on San Antonio institution is celebrating with a host of family-friendly activities. On Sunday, May 7, San Antonio Museum of Art (SAMA) will host a special Family Day, with free admission and festive fun.
Bexar County residents can take advantage of free admission to the museum from 10 am to 12 pm. Then, from 11 am to 3 pm, visitors can enjoy a slate of colorful and creative fun. Highlights include a dance performance by the Rhythmics School of Kathak Dance; a performance by The Dragon Alliance Association; a calligraphy demonstration with local artist Yaping Zhang; movement workshops by the Magik Theatre; and much more.
Visitors also will be able to join guided tours of Creative Splendor: Japanese Bamboo Baskets from the Thoma Collection and SAMA's Asian Art Collection.
And while consuming art satiates one appetite, refreshments will also be available for purchase from Sari-Sari Filipino Restaurant & Bakery and Akhanay Coffee Roasters.
The event is a team effort from multiple San Antonio organizations, and the full list of participating community partners is below:
- San Antonio Public Library
- Museo Institute
- Dream Partiezzz
- Rhythmics School of Kathak Dance
- Akhanay Coffee Roasters
- Sari-Sari Filipino Restaurant
- Magik Theater
- Asian Texans for Justice
- Dragon Alliance Association
- Calligraphy Demonstration with local artist, Yaping Zhang
- Artmaking activity with UIW Student Supporting Refugees
- Happy Hops
In the event of rain, the following indoor activities will be available:
- Docent lead gallery tours
- SAMA artmaking
- San Antonio Public Library storytime
Head to sama.org for more information.