Fall Arts Preview
Fall Arts Preview: Museums
Published: September 26, 2012
Artpace alumna and zingmagazine editor Devon Dikeou exhibits her art trove in the Hudson (Show) Room: "Swap Meet: Artpace and the Dikeou Collection;" Westside activist collective Más Rudas demonstrates Chicana consciousness in a multimedia install in Windowworks. Opening November 15: international artist-in-residence exhibition IAIR 12.3 curated by Heidi Zuckerman-Jacobson, with Dor Guez (Tel Aviv, Israel), David Benjamin Sherry (Los Angeles), and Sarah Sudhoff (San Antonio).
Free; Noon-5pm Wed-Sun, Artpace, 445 N Main, (210) 212-4900, artpace.com
Blue Star Contemporary Art Center
On view: "San Antonio Painters II," juried by ARTnews' Barbara McAdam; playful metal sculptures in "George Tobolowsky: 'found objects,''' and masterful drawing in "Jessica Battes: Genome."
$5; 2-6pm Tue, Wed, Fri, Sat; 12-8pm Thu; Blue Star Contemporary Art Center, 116 Blue Star, (210) 227-6960, bluestarart.org. Through November 17.
McNay Art Museum
Works on paper are highlighted in "Prints of the People: The Taller de Gráfica Popular," from Mexico City's most influential workshop; "Estampas de la Raza: Contemporary Prints from the Romo Collection," contemporary prints by Chicano, Latino, and Mexican American artists, including Rolando Briseño, Luis A. Jiménez Jr., César A. Martínez, and Alex Rubio; "America's Finest: Vincent Valdez," stories of conflict by SA's foremost draftsman.
$5-$24; 10am-4pm Tue, Wed, Fri; 10am-9pm Thu; 10am-5pm Sat; Noon-5pm Sun, McNay Art Museum, 6000 N New Braunfels, (210) 824-5368, mcnayart.org. Through January 20, 27.
San Antonio Museum of Art
This fall it's all about love. "Adad Hannah: Intimate Encounters," presents photography and video (featuring local artists as models) made at SAMA; "Love in Three Capitals" is a rare 12-piece collection of Japanese erotic prints from the era of the Shogunate; "Rostros de Maria: The Virgin as Archetype and Inspiration" presents portraits of the Madonna from Europe and Latin America; "Aphrodite and the Gods of Love" features 125 statues, vases, terracotta and bronze figures, mirrors and jewelry from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
$3-$8; 10am-9pm Tue, Fri, and Sat, 10am-5pm Wed-Thur, 10am-6pm Sun; San Antonio Museum of Art, 200 W Jones, (210) 978-8100, samuseum.org.
Southwest School of Art
"Peter French: Connecting Moments," photos. More photography in, "Mary Jo Adams and Bruce Barshop: San Antonio Snapshots." Also "Interplay: Mechanical Objects," a group show of interactive sculpture by U.S. and U.K. Artists.
Free; 9am-5pm Mon-Sat, 11am-4pm Sun, Southwest School of Art, 300 Augusta, (210) 224-1848, swschool.org. Through November 25.
The Witte Museum
"Mummies of the World" presents the largest touring collection of human and animal mummies, with a 6,420-year-old child mummy from Peru, the remains of a German nobleman found in a 14th century castle, a howler monkey from Argentina in a feather boa, and the usual Egyptian fare. New stories of these ancient wonders are told through DNA analysis, radiocarbon dating, and computer tomography.
$18-$22; 10am-5pm Mon, Wed-Sat; 10am-8pm Tue, Noon-5pm Sun; The Witte Museum, 3801 Broadway, (210) 357-1900, wittemuseum.org. Opens September 29.