The Briscoe Lets You Treat Mom to the Perfect Gift – Free Admission for Her + Fantastic Membership Package Gifts
The Briscoe Western Art Museum has the perfect gift for Mother’s Day. A membership package that includes gorgeous gift shop grabs and a year’s worth of memories soaking up art and culture in the historic museum along the beautiful banks of the San Antonio River Walk.
If you were as wild as a bucking bronco growing up, say thank you to mom by lassoing the perfect gift this Mother’s Day: the wide open spaces of the West. Let mom get away from it all and head West whenever she’d like with a membership to the Briscoe Western Art Museum, where she can soak in art and beauty all year long. The Briscoe is offering Mother’s Day membership specials paired with fantastic gifts from the Museum Store to make Mother’s Day gift-giving a breeze. And all mothers receive free museum admission on Mother’s Day, the perfect way to surprise mom with her gift.
Now through Mother’s Day, save 30-40% off select membership packages that include a year-long membership to the museum coupled with gifts for mom to enjoy. The membership specials may be ordered online, with gift pickup from the Briscoe’s Museum Store. Package options include:
- “Lone Ranger” Individual Membership: Allow mom to escape to the museum on her own with an individual membership, along with a Cacti garden tea towel and dish set from the Briscoe’s Museum Store, $65.
- “Roam on the Range” Duo Membership: A membership for two that allows mom to share the beauty of the West and the museum’s events with a guest, along with a Cacti garden tea towel and dish set, a Votivo red currant travel candle and a Bee Bella lip balm from the Museum Store, $85.
- “The Whole Posse” Family Membership: Museum admission for two adults and all children/grandchildren under 18, as well as a Cacti garden tea towel and dish set, a Votivo red currant travel candle, a Bee Bella lip balm and the book, “The Texas Ranch Sisterhood: Portraits of Women Working the Land”, from the Museum Store, $100.
Each gift membership provides unlimited access to the Briscoe’s unforgettable exhibitions, lectures, and community events for a full year. Memberships are instrumental in helping the museum preserve and present the art, history, and culture of the American West. Memberships are tax-deductible. Full membership benefits are detailed online.
Sharing the Stories of Women of the West
Spend Mother’s Day exploring the Briscoe, where the talent, skill and nuanced storytelling of Western women is showcased in its collections and exhibitions. Through May 9, enjoy the scenic landscapes, inspired Native Americans and classic cowboys to stunning wildlife and a strong representation of Western women featured in the Night of Artists 20th Anniversary Exhibition and Sale. Night of Artists features the best contemporary Western artists in the country, including a wide range of women artists. And if you’re looking to really step up your Mother’s Day gift, a number of works in Night of Artists are available for purchase.
For more stories of Western women, stroll the Briscoe’s Ruth McLean Bowman Bowers: Women of the West Gallery. Highlighting works that feature Western women and those created by women artists, the gallery includes both a mixture of art about women and by women artists. The diverse stories represented include Native American women from diverse cultures, working the land, as well as Hispanic women promoting the culture and legacy of Mexico; immigrant women looking for new and better opportunities; freed women forming colonies; and women ranchers reclaiming the West.
Head West from the Heart of Downtown
An oasis of Western beauty just off San Antonio’s River Walk, the Briscoe campus features 32 sculptures portraying various aspects of Western life. From the McNutt Sculpture Garden to the museum’s beautifully restored historic home inside the former San Antonio Public Library building, the Briscoe’s collection spans 14 galleries, with special exhibitions, events and a fantastic Museum Store, providing art, culture, history and entertainment. Museum hours, parking and admission details are available online. The museum is operating with health and safety protocols that require both staff and guests to wear masks.
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.