BRISCOE WESTERN ART MUSEUM STATEMENT ON COVID-19 CLOSURE Museum’s Night of Artist Exhibition and Sale Going Online

The safety and well-being of our visitors, members, staff, and our community is our top priority. Due to continued health concerns and local, state and national guidance and emergency orders, the Briscoe Western Art Museum’s campus, including all galleries, the McNutt Sculpture Garden and the Jack Guenther Pavilion are temporarily closed until further notice.

The closure also applies to the museum’s annual Night of Artists Exhibition and Sale, with all opening weekend events cancelled. The Briscoe is excited to bring Night of Artists to life like never before, bringing it online through a virtual exhibition and sale. With 295 works from 80 of the world’s top contemporary Western artists, the 2020 Night of Artists Exhibition and Sale is bigger and brighter than ever before and we look forward to sharing it for everyone to enjoy. For details, follow the Briscoe online and through social media.

Our staff is continuously monitoring the situation and will follow the updates and guidelines issued by health officials. We will continue to keep you informed about the Briscoe and look forward to welcoming everyone to explore the museum again as soon as possible. Thank you for your continued support.

About The Briscoe Western Art Museum: Preserving and presenting 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, the Briscoe Western Art Museum is located on the San Antonio River Walk at 210 W. Market Street in the beautifully restored 1930s former San Antonio Public Library building. Named in honor of the late Texas Gov. Dolph Briscoe Jr. and his wife, Janey Slaughter Briscoe, the museum includes the three-story Jack Guenther Pavilion, used for event rentals and programs, and the outdoor McNutt Sculpture Garden. Follow the Briscoe on social media, @BriscoeMuseum.