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Fall Arts Preview

Fall Arts Preview: Museums

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McNay Art Museum

Lalo Alcaraz, Che, 1997. Screenprint. Collection of the McNay Art Museum, Gift of Harriett and Ricardo Romo.

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,

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, 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, 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,

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, 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, Opens September 29.

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