Exhibitions & Collections

Destino San Antonio Exhibition

Bilingual, multimedia exhibition featuring an extensive collection of stereoview cards from the 1860s-1930 of the people, places and events that helped shape the destiny of San Antonio. Held in conjunction with San Antonio’s Tricentennial Celebration.  Included with museum admission.

Destino fact sheet

Major sponsors include the “Tex” Elliott Family and the Williams-Chadwick Family Charitable Fund of the San Antonio Area Foundation. Additional support provided by Humanities Texas, San Antonio Conservation Society, The Summerlee Foundation, and the Host Committee.

 

September 25 (Tuesday)
6:30pm

Destino San Antonio Community Celebration
Join us as we kickoff the opening of Destino San Antonio with free museum and exhibition admission from 4:00pm-9:00pm. Beginning at 6:30pm, catch live performances by local artists within the exhibition space. Performers include “Queen of the Accordion” Eva Ybarra; poet, rapper, and spoken word artist Andrea “Vocab” Sanderson; German singing society Beethoven Maennerchor; and painter, installation & performance artist David Zamora Casas. Linda Ximenes, member of the Tribal Council of the Tap Pilam Coahuiltecan Nation and former President of the American Indians in Texas at the Spanish Colonial Missions will open the evening with a traditional blessing.

October 4 (Thursday)
5:30pm -Doors Open
7:00pm -Concert

Fall Fandango Concert: Celebrating the Briscoe’s Fifth 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 Ranchera music held in the McNutt Sculpture Garden.  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.

October 6 (Saturday)
2:00pm

Voices of the West: Distinguished Lecture Series with 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 Briscoe Members $10 non-members

October 21
(Sunday)
1:00pm-2:30pm

Stereoview Tour of San Antonio
Dr. Maggie Valentine, former professor of history and theory of architecture, interior design, and urban planning at UTSA, leads a downtown walking tour to visit sites featured in Destino San Antonio—from the Alamo to Main Plaza and other scenes in between. Participants will compare how scenes have changed over time. (Keepsake 3-D viewers included). $30 for museum members | $40 non-members (includes museum admission)
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October 23
(Tuesday)
6:00pm

Ekphrastic Poetry

Using the stereoviews in Destino San Antonio as inspiration, participants craft descriptive short poems inspired by the people and scenes depicted in the exhibition- ekphrasis means description in Greek. This workshop will be facilitated by Dr. Octavio Quintanilla, Associate Professor at Our Lady of the Lake University and the 2018-2020 City of San Antonio Poet Laureate. $5 Suggested donation | Call 210.299.4499 to register or email Education@BriscoeMuseum.org

 

October 30 
6:30pm
Exhibition Tour: Destino San Antonio

In conjunction with our special exhibition, Destino San Antonio, the Briscoe Museum will be offering Drop-in Tours during select Tuesday nights. Join a Briscoe Museum Docent at 6:30pm for a 30-minute tour focused on the exhibition. Drop-in Tours and Museum Admission from 4:00-9:00pm are FREE! No reservations required.

 

November 6 
6:30pm
Exhibition Tour: Destino San Antonio

In conjunction with our special exhibition, Destino San Antonio, the Briscoe Museum will be offering Drop-in Tours during select Tuesday nights. Join a Briscoe Museum Docent at 6:30pm for a 30-minute tour focused on the exhibition. Drop-in Tours and Museum Admission from 4:00-9:00pm are FREE! No reservations required.

November 13        6:30pm

210|West Gallery Talk 

This month, Professor Christine Drennon of Trinity University shares perspective into the urban development of San Antonio. Held in conjunction with Destino San Antonio exhibition.