Join us each month, 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 unless otherwise noted. Included with museum admission.
A Look at the Janey Briscoe Marmion Collection Saturday, February 8 | 2:00p.m.
Janey Briscoe Marmion, daughter of Governor Dolph and Janey Briscoe grew up in Uvalde, TX and was an avid art collector. A philanthropist, Briscoe Marmion was incredibly supportive of the Briscoe Western Art Museum.
The Briscoe Marmion estate includes some of the most important names of Texas and Western art, including Julian Onderdonk, Melvin Warren, Porfirio Salinas, and James Robinson, a Texas-born artist who specialized in Hill Country ranching scenes. Indeed, most of her collection reflects her love of Texas regional art. The collection includes several scenes of bluebonnets, limestone cliffs along the Guadalupe River, and images depicting the wildness of the Texas landscape. The collection in this gallery reflects, not only her love of Texas and Western art but also her commitment to supporting the Briscoe.
This month, Mark Sanchez, Education & Programs Coordinator will lead a discussion and tour of the newly installed Janey Briscoe Marmion collection in the Kate Marmion Gallery.
Saturday, March 14 | 2:00 p.m.
Texas Revolution From the Battle of Gonzales to the Immortal 32, and Alamo legends Susanna Dickinson and William Travis, the story of the Texas Revolution is larger than life. Join Curator of Collections, Ryan Badger in the A Bar Gallery as he leads a discussion about artifacts and the art inspired by the Texas Revolution.
Saddles & Spurs
Saturday, April 11 | 2:00 p.m
Traditional cowboy arts are an important part of the cowboy way of life. Join us in the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo Gallery for a discussion led by Bruce M. Shackelford, a nationally recognized authority on the history of the American West. Currently, he is the Curator of the South Texas Heritage Center and the George West Trail Drivers Gallery at the Witte Museum.
Bruce M. Shackelford is a nationally recognized authority on the history of the American West. Currently the Curator of the South Texas Heritage Center and the George West Trail Drivers Gallery at the Witte Museum in San Antonio, Texas, he has created exhibits utilizing the Museum’s important history collections on subjects from American Indian cultures to the history of horsemanship and the cattle industry in North America. In addition, he frequently lectures on related topics and has written numerous articles, authored chapters for the books Black Cowboys of Texas and Texas Women on the Cattle Trails, and compiled Photography on the South Texas Frontier: Images from the Collection from the Witte Museum Collection.
This program is supported by the City of San Antonio’s Department for Culture and Creative Development.
For more information, please contact
Education & Programs Department