2020 Graduates Receive Free Museum Admission through June and be Sure to Nominate Dad to Win a Free Museum Membership as the Briscoe Honors Dads and Grads
Whether you’re a young colt with your diploma in hand or seasoned trail boss leading the ride, your trail West starts on the banks of the River Walk at the Briscoe Western Art Museum. To keep the celebration going for this year’s graduates and to give dad the special nod he deserves, the Briscoe offers special deals for dads and grads.
Congratulations! Now Go West Young Grad
To honor this year’s graduates, the Briscoe is offering the Class of 2020 free admission to the museum through the month of June. Just show your student ID or come on down with your cap and tassel and explore the West courtesy of the Briscoe. Graduate free admission is good for all 2020 high school and college graduates. The Briscoe’s McNutt Sculpture Garden is a fabulous spot for spontaneous graduate pictures, so bring the family along and document your accomplishment with the perfect shot in a lush oasis of Western beauty just off of the River Walk.
Happy Father’s Day: Tippin’ a Hat to the Trail Boss
Think your dad always sits high in the saddle? Let the Briscoe know. To honor fathers and the trails they blaze, the Briscoe is giving away an annual museum membership to one lucky dad. Nominate a fantastic father you know, then be sure to take him to the Briscoe for the perfect Father’s Day celebration. Entries close June 18.
If you can’t wait to find out if your dad is the lucky winner, the Briscoe is offering Father’s Day membership specials that include a year-long membership to the museum, as well as gifts for dad to sit back and enjoy. The membership specials may be ordered online, with contactless curbside gift pickup from the Briscoe’s Museum Store in time for Father’s Day. Package options include:
- “The Duke”: Allow dad to head West with an individual membership, along with an American Bison bar tool opener, a 2020 Night of Artists exhibition catalog and a branded tote bag from the Briscoe’s Museum Store, $65.
- “The Cowboys”: Family membership includes museum admission for two adults and all children/grandchildren under 18, as well as two pairs of Socksmith socks in “Early Morning Riser Gold” and “Texas Navy” designs, a 2020 Night of Artists exhibition catalog and a Briscoe-branded tote bag, $95.
- “The Plainsman”: A museum supporter membership that features expanded membership benefits including admission reciprocity at member museums across the country, as well as a tote bag, a custom Briscoe Woody Shovel Grill Scraper in red oak, and a 2020 Night of Artists exhibition catalog, $140.
All membership options include unlimited admission to the Briscoe and free or discounted admission its events, as well as invitations to private members-only events. Full membership benefits are detailed online. Memberships are instrumental support that help the Briscoe continue to share the art, history and culture of the American West and are tax deductible.
Bringing the West to Life through Night of Artists and More
Sharing the spirit and beauty of the West through art and artifacts, the Briscoe brings vibrant history and stories to life. The museum’s monthly gallery talks, book club, exclusive member events and fantastic museum shop provide art, culture, history and entertainment year-round, but especially now thanks to the 2020 Night of Artists Exhibition and Art Sale.
Night of Artists draws artists, collectors and art enthusiasts from around the country each year to celebrate Western art. The museum’s largest annual exhibition features more than 300 new works of painting, sculpture and mixed media by 80 of the country’s leading contemporary Western artists. Everyone will be transported West through scenic landscapes, inspired Native Americans and classic cowboys, stunning wildlife and detailed portraiture.
Museum hours are 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. on Sunday. The museum is located on the River Walk, with convenient parking at the Riverbend Garage directly adjacent to the museum or one of many downtown surface lots. Now through August, parking is free at city-owned garages, pay-stations and meters all day Saturday and Sunday and 4 p.m. – 2 a.m. Monday through Friday. Museum hours and admission details are available online.
Preserving and presenting the art, history and culture of the American West through engagingexhibitions, educational programs and public events reflective of the region’s rich traditions and shared heritage, the Briscoe Western Art Museum islocated on the San Antonio River Walk at 210 W. Market Street in the beautifully restored1930s 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 McNuttSculpture Garden. Follow the Briscoe on social media, @BriscoeMuseum.