UTSA Institute of Texan Cultures

UTSA Institute of Texan Cultures

Museum Month Offer

Free admission for two to members and employees of Museum Month participating organizations. Present a membership card or a valid work ID for admission.


The UTSA Institute of Texan Cultures features exhibits, programs, and special events that examine and promote heritage, ethnicity, history, social issues, and popular culture. Visitors learn the stories of immigrants who settled in Texas and contributed to its modern, multicultural society. The museum is located in the Hemisfair district, steps from the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center and the Tower of the Americas.

Special Events

Buddhist Monk Mandala Blessing and Closing Ceremonies
Sunday, October 1
10:00 a.m.
–1:00 p.m. | Free

Free Second Sunday–Day of the Dead
Sunday, October 8
10:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m. | Free

Brewing Up Texas
Exhibit Opening Friday, October 20
6:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m. | Free
Through October 2018
Museum Hours | Free

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.

Texas in the First World War
Through March 11, 2018
Museum Hours | Free

One hundred years ago, the United States entered the "War to End All Wars." This idealistic hope of the "Great War" leading to lasting world peace would instead devastate large parts of the globe, and set in motion events taking humanity directly to yet another world war within decades. "Texas in the First World War" Explores the role of the Lone Star State in this pivotal world event. Co-curated by students from the University of Texas at San Antonio, research began with a semester-long course on World War I where students explored the war as a whole, then took a closer look at activities in the state. By the end of the war, 198,000 men and 450 Texan women would serve in the military alongside civilian volunteers both at home and overseas. Through images, stories, and artifacts, Texas in the First World War sheds light on the legacy of a global conflict that still heavily influences world affairs, politics, and alliances to this day.

Little Texan, Big World
Through October 29
Museum Hours | Free

This exhibit features artwork by participants in the City of San Antonio’s Parks & Recreation youth centers. Through storytelling, film, photography and more, area youth explore their own identities through examining their cultural, social and familial experiences. The exhibit focuses on how the student artists view themselves at Texans and how they see themselves in relation to the rest of the world. Project components are designed to help students contemplate their place in the community, their place in Texas, and their place in a larger world.

Foreign by Land, Native by Heart
Museum Hours | Free


801 E. Cesar E. Chavez Blvd.
San Antonio, TX 78205



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