Archeology Lecture at Mission San José
Oct
17
6:30 PM18:30

Archeology Lecture at Mission San José

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Join National Park Service Archeologist Susan Snow for this evening lecture about material culture, ethnic identity, and global trade at San Antonio Missions National Historical Park. Learn about the history of the missions through material remains. 6701 San José Drive, San Antonio, Texas, 78214

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Mexican Art Show & Sale
Oct
19
to Oct 21

Mexican Art Show & Sale

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Join us as we explore the beauty and influence of pottery throughout history, from mission era pottery to modern Mata Ortiz pottery artists! The show, sponsored by Western National Parks Association, features Mata Ortiz pottery by Jorge Quintana and Oaxacan woodwork by Jacobo Ángeles. Mata Ortiz artist Jorge Quintana will be present at the event to show his artwork. National Park Service Visitor Center at Mission San Jose, 6701 San José Drive, San Antonio, Texas, 78214.

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Dia de los Muertos: Ofrenda Displays
Oct
19
to Nov 2

Dia de los Muertos: Ofrenda Displays

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From October 19 through November 2 in the Mission San José Granary at San Antonio Missions National Historical Park, view ofrenda displays made by descendants of the missions. These ofrendas are erected for Dia de los Muertos, or All Soul's Day, and pay homage to departed loved ones. Mission San José is open daily from 9 AM to 5 PM. 
6701 San José Drive, San Antonio, Texas, 78214 

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Ekphrastic Poetry
Oct
23
6:30 PM18:30

Ekphrastic Poetry

Using the stereoviews in Destino San Antonio as inspiration, participants craft descriptive short poems informed by the people and scenes depicted in the exhibition. (Ekphrasis means “description” in Greek). This workshop is facilitated by San Antonio’s Poet Laureate Jenny Browne. $5 suggested donation.

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Yoga at Mission San José
Oct
24
6:00 PM18:00

Yoga at Mission San José

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Find your park in a whole new way! Join us for Yoga at Mission San Jose, led by Mobile Om. This yoga class is for all skill levels and ages, sponsored by Western National Parks Association. Bring your own yoga mat!  
6701 San José Drive, San Antonio, Texas, 78214

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Exhibition Opening: Becoming John Marin: Modernist at Work
Oct
26
10:00 AM10:00

Exhibition Opening: Becoming John Marin: Modernist at Work

For the American Modernist John Marin (1870–1953), best known for his luminous watercolors of rural Maine and urban New York, drawing was central. Becoming John Marin: Modernist at Workwill o­ffer the viewer an inside look at the process behind his abstract watercolors and etchings.

Selected primarily from the outstanding collection of 290 drawings and watercolors donated to the Arkansas Arts Center by Norma Marin, the artist’s daughter-in-law, in 2013, the exhibition features rarely exhibited studio working drawings alongside finished pieces. Becoming John Marin spans nearly every aspect of the artist’s long career as he transformed from an avid young draftsman to the famed modernist who showed each year in Alfred Stieglitz’s succession of Manhattan galleries.

The works vary from dynamic depictions of Manhattan structures and Maine landscapes to lesser-known pieces based on figures: portraits, bustling urban crowds, and circus animals and performers in motion.

Organized by the Arkansas Art Center in Little Rock the exhibition will be accompanied by a fully illustrated catalog of the center’s complete, newly conserved John Marin Collection.

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“A Spooktacular Halloween at Villa Finale” 
Oct
27
3:30 PM15:30

“A Spooktacular Halloween at Villa Finale” 

Designed for children 3-12
Children 3-12: $5.00
Adults (13+): $10.00
This event harkens back to celebrations of the late 19th century when neighborhoods would get together to observe Halloween with costumes, games and delicious treats!  Kids ages 3 – 12 can decorate their own trick-or-treat bag, play Halloween-themed games, enter a screaming contest, march in a costume parade, participate in a “fun dash” trick-or-treat, enjoy snacks and more!  Parents can also impress their little ones by entering the “Purple People Eater Pie Eating Contest” (limited to 6 contestants on a first-come, first to participate basis).  Prizes awarded for scariest, funniest, most creative, parent and overall costumes. 

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Hello From the Other Side: 75 Years of Spiritualism and a Live Séance
Oct
13
7:30 PM19:30

Hello From the Other Side: 75 Years of Spiritualism and a Live Séance

Ages 21+ only
Price: $50 per person
An educational journey through the history of spiritualism and communion with the afterlife, beginning in 1848 and ending in 1926, and capped with a live séance. The night of October 12 will be spent “exploring the spiritual world” at Villa Finale, and the night of October 13 at the Steves homestead.

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Yoga at Mission Concepción
Oct
13
9:00 AM09:00

Yoga at Mission Concepción

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Find your park in a whole new way! Join the National Park Service for Yoga at Mission Concepción, led by Mobile Om. This yoga class is for all skill levels and ages, sponsored by Western National Parks Association. Bring your own yoga mat!
 807 Mission Rd, San Antonio, TX 78210

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Sunset Yoga
Oct
12
8:00 PM20:00

Sunset Yoga

Join us on second Fridays for our monthly Sunset Yoga on the Artpace rooftop. Come stretch, breathe, and re-align as we flow into Friday night amongst the city lights. The hour-long session will be taught by a registered yoga instructor from 5 Points Local. Yoga mats, light snacks, and water will be provided. Namaste, and see you there.

All levels are welcome

Members: $ 7 Single Class
No Members: $ 10 Single Class

Tickets will be available at the door. 

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McNay Second Thursdays
Oct
11
6:00 PM18:00

McNay Second Thursdays

A night of music, art, food and drinks! Experience art and enjoy FREE general admission to the museum during this family and pet-friendly event that is open to ALL. Tours of the main collection galleries are offered at 6:30 and 7:30 pm. Bring your blanket and lawn chairs to lounge on the grounds while listening to this month's featured talent Josh Big Cedar Fever. Beer will be available for purchase along with several food truck options. Leave with a new best friend: San Antonio Pets Alive will be on site doing dog adoptions Kid friendly + dog-friendly (outside). Don't miss Art at the Fountain, a kid friendly hands-on activity led by our Education team. 

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Voices of the West: Distinguished Lecture Series
Oct
6
2:00 PM14:00

Voices of the West: Distinguished Lecture Series

Everett Fly - Stereoviews and Cultural Double Vision

Everett L. Fly, 2014 National Humanities Medalist, delivers an illustrated presentation referencing specific images from our fall exhibition, Destino San Antonio, that show the presence of African Americans everywhere from the city’s plazas to the famed “Flower Parade.” The appearance of blacks in such prominent photographs documents the complex and contradictory nature of racially segregated life in late nineteenth-century San Antonio. The city’s unique cultural landscape serves as subtext to expose legacies that have been erased, ignored, and hidden in plain view. Free for museum members | $10 non-members (includes museum admission).

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Community Engagement: The Intersection of Art and Activism
Oct
6
1:00 PM13:00

Community Engagement: The Intersection of Art and Activism

Community Engagement: The Intersection of Art and Activism — a Panel Discussion featuring Sylvie Blocher, Rolando Briseño, Dr. Ellen Riojas Clark, & David S. Rubin.

Panelists will discuss their involvement in the production of Sylvie Blocher's videos, with a focus on the role of political activism and community engagement in making art. They will also respond to issues raised in the videos, which include racism, gun violence, and representations of the history of the Alamo.

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First Friday Art Market
Oct
5
6:00 PM18:00

First Friday Art Market

Sip from their bar! Rare finds, art, photographs, fabrics, cards, vintage looks, Thai fashions, henna applications, astrology readings, groovy jewelry, fashion, health products, soaps, leather goods, sweets, handmade tiles and oddities. 

FREE

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Exhibition Opening Reception
Oct
4
7:00 PM19:00

Exhibition Opening Reception

Visit Blue Star Contemporary for the opening reception of five new exhibitions! Monarchs: Brown and Native Contemporary Artists in the Path of the Butterfly, cohosted by Blue Star Contemporary and Southwest School of Art and guest curated by Risa Puleo, uses the migratory path of the monarch butterfly as a geographic framework and conceptual metaphor. Color of Confusion features 3 video works by renowned Paris-based artist, Sylvie Blocher and is guest curated by David S. Rubin. These videos address issues of cultural identity and representation through community collaboration. Gesamtkunstwerk reflects artist Jesse Amado’s varied experiences during his BSC Berlin Residency at the Künstlerhaus Bethanian. Adriana Corral’s Unearthed: Desenterrado, is presented as a participant of For Freedoms: 50 State Initiative and Illustrates the complex history between the United States and Mexico. Finally, the BSC MOSAIC Student Artist Program presents Transitions

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Fall Fandango Concert: Celebrating the Briscoe’s 5th Anniversary
Oct
4
5:30 PM17:30

Fall Fandango Concert: Celebrating the Briscoe’s 5th Anniversary

The Briscoe presents popular English/Spanish roots rock group Sisters Morales in a rare San Antonio engagement as part of the museum’s 5th Anniversary Celebration. Guests can also get an exclusive after-hours look at the special Destino San Antonio exhibition, showcasing vintage San Antonio in 3-D. 

Join us for an evening of sweet harmonies, and lively Americana and Ranchera music held in the Briscoe’s beautiful McNutt Sculpture Garden on the banks of the River Walk.  Food truck fare will be available from Big Daddy’s BBQ and Mi Taquito Arandas Jalisco as well as beer and wine, and a special craft spirits and brews tasting area. Ticketed Event.

5:30pm: Doors Open; Bars and Food Trucks open

5:30pm – 8:30pm: Destino San Antonio exhibition open

7:00pm: Concert

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Four Voices Exhibit Reception with Artist Michael Nye
Oct
4
5:00 PM17:00

Four Voices Exhibit Reception with Artist Michael Nye

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National Parks connect our past to the present. Sometimes they illuminate natural landscapes while other times they amplify and honor historical events. Michael Nye's Four Voices exhibit at Mission Concepción, part of San Antonio Missions National Historical Park, highlights the living nature of history at the missions. The exhibit is sponsored by Western National Parks Association and Mission Heritage Partners. Nye highlights four people-- a Stone Mason, a Parish Administrator, an Historian, and a Coahuiltecan-- who have strong personal connections with Mission Concepcion. Through photography and audio recorded interviews, Michael Nye captures the connections between the missions and our community. Join us for light refreshments and a chance to meet the artist and the subjects of his portraits.
Reception will take place at Mission Concepción: 807 Mission Rd, San Antonio, TX 78210

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Free Family Nights
Oct
2
5:30 PM17:30

Free Family Nights

  • The first 1,500 guests will be admitted; please arrive early to ensure entry. When we reach capacity a sign will be posted outside The DoSeum.

  • Parking is limited; please plan accordingly

  • No outside food allowed inside The DoSeum

  • Please limit stroller use or use umbrella strollers only inside the museum

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Redo: Fall Fest
Aug
30
1:00 PM13:00

Redo: Fall Fest

HAY THERE! 

Hay there! This fall, give your October an autumnal twist at The DoSeum’s ReDo: Fall Fest! Don your favorite scarf or go all out with your most creative Halloween costume. Get ready to cozy up for a nostalgic evening of classic carnival games and fall-themed food, drinks, and activities. Relive sweet sepia-toned nights of autumns past as you stroll through hay bales, dance around a cakewalk, bob for apples, compete in a costume contest, and more! At ReDo: Fall Fest, you can leaf your worries behind and get ready to fall back into fun! 


*Costume Dress Code: Come dressed up in your clever Halloween costume or as your favorite fall staple. Please no masks, weapons, or weapon like props. You can also dress casual and comfortable because there is lots to do. High heels are discouraged. 

 

TICKETS

Pre-Sale Tickets:  $30 through September 15th with promo code “fallfest”
General Ticket:  $35

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Texans One and All
Jul
26
1:00 PM13:00

Texans One and All

Texans One and All provides insight into the state’s multicultural heritage, and what diverse cultures have contributed to the state’s character while maintaining and honoring their own unique customs and practices.

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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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