In 1958, a group of nine artists formed the Society of Animal Artists after receiving an enthusiastic public response to an exhibition titled Animal in the Bronx Zoo. The Briscoe Western Art Museum is pleased to host the 59th Annual Exhibition of the Society of Animal Artists through our upcoming exhibition, Art and the Animal, that will feature over 100 paintings and sculptures of animals around the world.
The Society of Animal Artists (SAA) is devoted to promoting excellence in the artistic portrayal of the creatures sharing our planet, and to the education of the public through art exhibitions, informative seminars, lectures and teaching demonstrations. The SAA’s membership, past and present, represents a veritable who’s who of artists from around the world.
Presenting sponsorship generously provided by Wyatt Ranches. Supporting sponsorships provided by Bekki and Greg Kowalski, the Williams-Chadwick Family Charitable Fund of the San Antonio Area Foundation, and the Host Committee chaired by Kim and Richard Nunley.
Opening Weekend Information
Exclusive Preview Party
Thursday, September 19 from 6:00-8:00pm
Enjoy beer & wine, specialty cocktail, and light bites! Free for Briscoe Museum members | $30 for non-members
Click here or call 210.507.4864 to purchase tickets by Sept. 13
Wild West, Wildlife! Community Day
Saturday, September 21 from 12:00-4:00pm
Experience our fall exhibition, Art and the Animal, as it comes to life at the Wild West, Wildlife! community day. Fun for the entire family, come make memorable wildlife crafts, interact with native wildlife, experience hands-on demonstrations, and much more! Admission is FREE for the entire family and includes access to the museum.
West Texas Film Screening
Sunday, September 22 at 1:00pm
The Briscoe has partnered with Wild Texas Film Tour to bring you of a collection of short films that showcase wildlife, adventure, and conservation stories from across the state. The films shown will be Lions of West Texas, Pronghorn Revival and Return of the Desert Bighorn. Included with museum admission.