September 12, 2018

Sights to See: The Briscoe Western Art Museum, San Antonio, Texas


The Briscoe Western Art Museum  210 W. Market St., (210) 299-4499.  Tu 10am-9pm, W-Sun 10am-5pm; free on Tu 4pm-9pm.  $10, 65+ $8, under 13 free.

exterior of The Briscoe Western Art Museum in San Antonio, Texas
exterior of The Briscoe Western Art Museum in San Antonio, Texas


Located on the river, this stellar collection of western art is housed in the town’s beautifully restored 1930s art deco/neo classical library building.  Original coffered ceilings and a heavy stair railing is noteworthy.  Displays celebrate the vaquero, American Indian, and cowboy through painting, sculpture, and photography, and include everything from an Andy Warhol big horn sheep to Roy Rogers’ saddle.  Special programs are often scheduled.  The gift shop has a well-curated selection of related gifts.

Andy Warhol's big horn sheep at The Briscoe Western Art Museum in San Antonio, Texas
Andy Warhol's big horn sheep at The Briscoe Western Art Museum in San Antonio, Texas



"Sundance and the Wild Bunch" by Greg Kelsey at The Briscoe Western Art Museum in San Antonio, Texas
"Sundance and the Wild Bunch" by Greg Kelsey at The Briscoe Western Art Museum in San Antonio, Texas



Alamo diorama at The Briscoe Western Art Museum in San Antonio, Texas
Alamo diorama at The Briscoe Western Art Museum in San Antonio, Texas



Roy Rogers' saddle and bridle at The Briscoe Western Art Museum in San Antonio, Texas
Roy Rogers' saddle and bridle at The Briscoe Western Art Museum in San Antonio, Texas

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images ©2018 Carole Terwilliger Meyers 

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