BRISCOE MUSEUM PRESENTS SUMMER EXHIBITION: INTO A NEW WEST FEATURING CONTEMPORARY ART FROM THE BOOTH MUSEUM
San Antonio, Texas (April 29, 2019) – The Briscoe Western Art Museum is pleased to present Into A New West, a summer contemporary art exhibition featuring nearly 50 works of art on loan from the Booth Museum of Western Art. Exploring cultural topics, such as the environment, feminism, and social commentary, this exhibit showcases a shift from traditional representations, to new ideologies and expressions of the West.
“The Briscoe is excited to share these groundbreaking works from the Booth Museum with the city of San Antonio and its visitors,” said Liz Jackson, Briscoe Western Art Museum Vice President. “The exhibition will resonate with audiences across generations by exploring universal themes presented in a new light.”
Open to the public, May 24 to September 1, 2019, museum-goers will enjoy an exciting exhibition of Western contemporary art ranging in date from the 1960’s to present. The works challenge the conventions of representation that hallmark traditional Western art and engage audiences with the culture of the present day.
“This exhibition showcases historical events throughout the 1960’s that transformed American and world cultures, influencing the styles and direction of contemporary Western art, ” stated Michael Duchemin, Briscoe Western Art Museum President and CEO. “We anticipate guests will greatly enjoy this unique and notable exhibition.”
Into A New West is free with admission and will be on display in the Jack Guenther pavilion gallery on the second floor of the Briscoe Western Art Museum. The Briscoe Museum offers extended hours and free admission every Tuesday from 4:00-9:00pm.
Exhibition programming includes the following:
Into A New West Exhibition Preview Party | Thursday, May 23 6:00PM Celebrate the opening of Into A New West at the Jack Guenther Pavilion. Attendees have the opportunity to preview the new exhibition while enjoying an open bar and hors d’oeuvres. $30 for non-members and free for museum members. Call 210.507.4864 for more information.
210 West Gallery Talk | Saturday, May 25 2:00PM Briscoe Museum President and CEO, Michael Duchemin, offers a walkthrough of Into A New West.
Summer Film Series: Lonely Are The Brave | Sunday, May 26 1:00PM Kirk Douglas plays a ranch-hand whose uncompromising spirit is severely challenged after he breaks out of jail. The series is curated by Professor Andrew Nelson, PhD, who will lead a discussion before the film.
Presenting sponsorship for Into A New West is generously provided by Wyatt Ranches. Additional support is made possible by the Williams-Chadwick Family Charitable Fund of the San Antonio Area Foundation and the Host Committee. Host Committee chairs include Deborah and Lewis Radicke.
About The Briscoe Western Art Museum:
The Briscoe Western Art Museum, named in honor of the late Texas Gov. Dolph Briscoe Jr. and his wife, Janey Slaughter Briscoe, preserves and presents the art, history and culture of the American West through engaging exhibitions, educational programs and public events reflective of the region’s rich traditions and shared heritage. Located along the San Antonio River Walk, the museum’s campus includes the restored 1930s former San Antonio Public Library building, which now serves as the museum space with nine galleries on three levels; the three-story Jack Guenther Pavilion, used for event rentals and programs; and the outdoor McNutt Sculpture Garden. For more information about The Briscoe Western Art Museum, visit BriscoeMuseum.org, follow us on Twitter @BriscoeMuseum or “Like” us on Facebook @TheBriscoe.