Join us on a monthly basis, as we explore a work of art or issue unique to the American West. 210|West holds geographical significance for the Briscoe Western Art Museum – it refers to our address, 210 West Market, and the area code of San Antonio.
All 210|West Gallery Talks are held in the Clingman Education Gallery and are included with museum admission.
Curator’s Talk with Dr. Michael Duchemin
Saturday, May 25 at 2:00 p.m.
This month, Briscoe Museum President & CEO Michael Duchemin offers a walk through of this summer’s exhibition Into a New West– highlighting select pieces and discussing artist themes.
Giant Cowboy Boots, Iguanas, and Frogs, Oh My! The Art of Bob Daddy-O Wade
Saturday, June 8 at 2:00 p.m.
Iconic Texas artist Bob “Daddy-O” Wade has built a decades-long career creating larger-than-life, psychedelic sculptures—including the “World’s Largest Cowboy Boots” located right here in San Antonio—and helped shape the Texas Cosmic Cowboy counterculture of the 1970s. Daddy-O discusses the creation of some of his most beloved work and the Western art and culture that has inspired him throughout his career.
Western Art and the Institute of American Indian Arts with Brenda Kingery
Saturday, July 13 at 2:00 p.m.
Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA) faculty and students may have had more to do with ushering in the more contemporary style of Western art than perhaps any other artist or movement. They not only influenced the genre of Western art, but American art in general, and artists from around the world, both native and non-native. Brenda Kingery (Chickasaw), artist and Vice-Chair of the Board of Trustees of the IAIA, discusses the history of the school and the many artists that it has produced and influenced.
Cowgirl Artist: Donna Howell-Sickles
Saturday, August 10 at 2:00 p.m.
Donna Howell-Sickles has been exploring the layers beneath the cowgirl’s engaging exterior for more than 30 years. Inspired by a vintage postcard featuring a cowgirl with ruby red lips sitting atop her horse instilled in Howell-Sickles a lasting fascination with the cowgirl spirit. This dichotomy in the imagery has fueled her artwork, and inspired her to create images of women that are both real and myth.
This program is supported by the City of San Antonio’s Department for Culture and Creative Development.
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