Updated: Feb 21
As a cultural hub showcasing a diverse cultural landscape, SAMA highlights dynamic and vibrant art, making it one of the most renowned museums in the U.S.
If you're fortunate to live in San Antonio, you know the city is a vibrant cultural hub and home to some of the most forward-thinking and innovative art in Texas. The San Antonio Museum of Art (SAMA) has long been one of the city's crown jewels and is known for having the most comprehensive ancient Greek, Roman, and Egyptian art collection in the southern United States.
Permanent collections feature art from around the world, including African, European, Modern, and Contemporary art and an extensive collection of pieces from the Mediterranean World and more. For its commitment to celebrating artists' works from around the globe, SAMA has garnered a reputation for spotlighting the diverse cultural landscape in the art space.
"Wendy Red Star: A Scratch on the Earth" Opens February 11
There's always something new to explore on a visit to the museum, as its works span 5,000 years of art, people, and culture. Throughout the year, visitors will have opportunities to enrich their creative learning with various events and exhibitions open to the community.
SAMA's first featured exhibition of 2022 features notable multimedia artist Wendy Red Star and offers an in-depth view of the artist's career through 60 works collected over 12 years.
"Red Star's work engages images and materials that are rich with meaning to initiate vital conversations about identity, culture, and American history," Lana Meador, Associate Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at SAMA, said. "SAMA is thrilled to share this important exhibition with our community."
Raised on the Apsáalooke (Crow) reservation in Montana and an enrolled member of the tribe, Red Star leverages the formal qualities of her materials and media to explore her heritage and its relationships to mainstream American culture and historical narratives. The exhibition captures the artist's creative output and engages audiences with new perspectives on Native history.
"Wendy Red Star: A Scratch on the Earth" runs from Feb. 11 through May 8, and captures the incredible range of Red Star's practice. The exhibition embraces photography, sculpture, textile arts, mixed media installations, and performances exploring the boundaries between America's cultural, racial, social, and gender lines.
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The San Antonio Museum of Art is located at 200 West Jones Ave., San Antonio, TX 78215. To learn more about SAMA, and a complete calendar of upcoming events and exhibitions, visit samuseum.org or check out @sama_art on Instagram.