Oct
29
1:00 PM13:00

Halloween/Dia de los Muertos Celebration

Send good wishes to the spirits of the afterlife this Halloween/Day of the Dead. Decorate an altar with tissue-paper marigolds, enjoy tasty pan de muerto (bread of the dead), and view The Book of Life (2014) at 2 pm. Film description: Torn between fulfilling the expectations of his family and following his heart, Manolo embarks on an adventure that spans three fantastic worlds, where he must face his greatest fears. 

USA. 2014. English. 95 min. PG.

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Oct
28
10:00 AM10:00

BOOtanica

Join us Saturday, October 7 and October 28 as we celebrate the fall season with a fun atmosphere perfect for the kiddos. Costumes encouraged. Special thanks to H-E-B, guests will enjoy $2 off admission to BOOtanica. All activities are free with paid admission to the Botanical Garden. Free with Admission.

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Family Flicks: Selena
Oct
27
7:00 PM19:00

Family Flicks: Selena

Celebrating the life of young, beautiful and enormously gifted Texas native Selena Quintanilla Perez, this film traces her musical journey.  Gifted with magnetic charm, incredible will and global talent, Selena was poised to be the next pop-music sensation when her life was tragically cut short at 23. 

Outdoor films in collaboration with Slab Cinema.  Films begin at sundown.  Bring your lawn chairs, blankets and picnics.  During inclement weather, films are cancelled. Pets are not permitted on the Museum campus, however service animals are permitted in the Museum. 

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Halloween at the McNay: Costume Dance Party
Oct
27
7:00 PM19:00

Halloween at the McNay: Costume Dance Party

Join us for our fourth annual Halloween for a night of dancing in the McNay courtyard. Enjoy boo-zy drinks, light bites, and an authentic Dia de los Muertos ofrenda. Be sure to dress up for the costume contest!

TICKETS
$35 per person and go on sale Monday, October 2. Be aware that this event does sell out!

Stay tuned for announcements on music, costume contest prizes, food, drinks, and more!

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Oct
26
7:00 PM19:00

Get REEL Film Series: The Devil's Backbone (El Espinazo Del Diablo)

Get Reel gets updated. This fall, filmmaker George Ozuna curates a selection of four films related to the artist Chuck Ramirez. Ozuna introduces each selection, discusses connections to Ramirez, and afterward offers Q & A. Wine and refreshments are available 30 minutes before each screening.

A mournful and beautiful ghost story set in the years following the Spanish Civil War, The Devil’s Backbone is considered Guillermo Del Toro’s most personal film. Young Carlos arrives at an ominous orphanage and soon wonders which are most horrifying, the living or the dead. 

2001. Spanish with English subtitles. 106 min. Color. R. Warner Sogefilms A.I.E.

Some films may not be appropriate for all audiences. All Get Reel films shown in the Chiego Lecture Hall, unless otherwise noted. Free with Museum admission. General admission to the Museum is free on Thursday nights.

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VIVA Cultural Adventure
Oct
21
1:00 PM13:00

VIVA Cultural Adventure

Celebrate Museum Month with music and the VIA VIVA Culture bus! Music goes mobile for this flash-mob style performance where bus passengers encounter street singers and musicians aboard the Via VIVA culture bus. Known for activating non-traditional performance spaces, Nathan Felix's choir From Those Who Follow the Echoes engages in a progressive performance for riders on the number 11A culture bus. Catch a ride at Blue Star Contemporary, the McNay, or San Antonio Museum of Art during the 2-hour window.

Fare is free but space is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.

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Oct
21
10:00 AM10:00

Archaeology Day

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10:00-3:00. Join us for this free family event highlighting the role that archaeology plays in our understanding of the past. The event includes make and take craft activities and hands on demonstrations including a touch table of artifacts. Free.

 

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Oct
20
6:00 PM18:00

Exhibition Opening: Brewing Up Texas

Beer arrived in Texas some 170 year ago along with immigrants who had brewed it for many generations. Opening October 14, 2017, Brewing Up Texas, guest-curated by longtime journalist and beer writer Travis E. Poling, offers a statewide view of the role beer has played in shaping Texas. Covering Texas brewing history from the 1840s to today, the exhibit offers interactive content highlighting the state’s rich tapestry of modern craft breweries, and includes hands-on programming, demonstrations, and events linking content to brewery destinations outside the confines of ITC's walls. Surrounded by Texas beer memorabilia, visitors will not only learn the history of big Texas breweries, but also explore the art of microbreweries and the process of brewing at home. Keep an eye out for collateral events to treat your pallet as well as your brain.

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Oct
19
6:30 PM18:30

Exhibition Talk: Guts & Goes for Stage & Screen

Regarded as one of the premier special-effects makeup artists in Hollywood, Academy Award and Emmy winner Matthew Mungle discusses his role in over 200 film and television projects, including the film transformations of Bram Stoker’s Dracula for which he earned his first Oscar, Edward Scissorhands, Albert Nobbs, and countless victims on CSI. General admission is free at this time thanks to H-E-B.

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Oct
18
10:00 AM10:00

Playdates: Folk Art Masks

Playdates cultivate, nurture and inspire creativity while developing an appreciation of art and world cultures.  Toddlers experience stories, gallery activities, hands-on art, movement and music.  Space is limited, first-come, first-served.

Price: Playdates is for ages 2 to 4.  Free with Museum admission. Children 12 and under always receive free admission.

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Oct
14
12:00 PM12:00

Super Saturday: Can You Dig It?

In honor of National Archeology Month, the Witte Museum is inviting you to come explore Texas Deep Time with some good friends and a trowel! Come see what lies beneath the sediment and uncover a wealth knowledge at our 3rd Annual Can You Dig It? Super Saturday! Super Saturday is included with museum general admission.

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Art Party: Good Luck, Bad Luck
Oct
13
6:00 PM18:00

Art Party: Good Luck, Bad Luck

Enjoy live music by the Austin-based zydeco band Dr. Zog, gallery tours inspired by the Museum's Collection at 5:30, 6:15, and 7:15 p.m. (space is limited), specialty cocktails by Blue Box Bar (cash bar) and art making! Art Party is a collaboration between the San Antonio Museum of Art and KRTU Jazz 91.7. In the event of inclement weather, Art Party is held indoors. Free with Museum Admission.

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Oct
12
6:00 PM18:00

Second Thursday: Art | Music | Food | Drinks

Join us on the second Thursday of every month from 6:00–9:00 pm for a family-friendly night of FREE fun on the museum grounds. Each month features music by a local bands or DJs, food for sale from San Antonio's best food trucks, and beer courtesy of Crispin Ciders. Catch a free docent-led tour of the collection at 6:00 and 8:00 pm.

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