The Briscoe Offers Extended Hours and Admission Special to Welcome Hurricane Laura Evacuees to San Antonio
Educators and Healthcare Heroes Admitted Free through Labor Day
Hurricane Laura evacuees seeking shelter in San Antonio certainly deserve a break and the Briscoe Western Art Museum is stepping in to make their unplanned visit to San Antonio a bit brighter.
Starting today, the Briscoe is extending its hours and offering evacuees 50 percent off of general admission. Museum hours are extended 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. through Sunday, August 30, and the special discount applies through the weekend. Evacuees can simply show their identification to receive the discount. As always, children 12 and under receive free admission, as do active duty members of the military, making the Briscoe a terrific spot for families to enjoy.
The Briscoe is also continuing its educators and healthcare heroes specials. Through Labor Day, all educators and healthcare heroes are welcome to enjoy the Briscoe for free. Just show valid identification and enjoy a mini-Western getaway as a thank you for all you do for the community.
The Briscoe Western Art Museum brings the vibrant heritage of the West to life in the heart of downtown San Antonio across a museum campus that includes bronze sculptures along the River Walk, 14 galleries in a beautifully restored 1930s building and a lush sculpture garden. With a permanent collection of Western art and artifacts as well as special exhibitions that showcase the stories of the West through visual art, highlights include Santa Anna’s sword, works by Frederic Remington, Pancho Villa’s last known saddle, a fantastic Alamo diorama and artifacts, contemporary and historic paintings, sculptures, an impressive spur collection, and other cowboy and Native American relics, weapons and photography.
To safely welcome guests, the Briscoe is operating at 50 percent of its admission capacity, monitoring attendance through ticket counts, limiting admissions as necessary and encouraging social distancing. The museum’s health and safety protocols require that both staff and guests wear masks. Temperature checks are also conducted. Additional sanitizing and cleaning protocols are practiced throughout the day and both visitor services and the museum store feature plexiglass shields for additional protection.
Museum hours are 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 27 through Sunday, Aug. 30. After that, museum hours return to 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. seven days a week. The Briscoe is located on the south end of the River Walk, near the Arneson River Theatre and La Villita, with convenient parking at the Riverbend Garage directly adjacent to the museum or one of many downtown surface lots. Through August, parking is free at city-owned garages, pay-stations and meters all day Saturday and Sunday. Museum hours and admission details are available online.
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.