Briscoe wants You to Bring Dad to an Afternoon at the Movies with a Texas Twist: a Side of Barbecue and Whiskey
Father’s Day at The Briscoe = Classic Westerns with a Side of Whiskey, an Ice Cold Beer & BBQ!
Give dad a blockbuster Father’s Day at the Briscoe Western Art Museum where summer fun includes Hollywood Westerns shown in their full glory during the museum’s Summer Film Series. Let dad kick back and enjoy the 1970 classic “Little Big Man” at the Briscoe’s draft house-style film screening, served with a side of whiskey tasting courtesy of Ranger Creek Distillery. Father’s Day is also Locals Day at the Briscoe, where all Bexar County residents receive half off of general admission. Locals can enjoy the museum and the movie for $6. General admission to the museum, including the film, is $12. Or gift dad a museum membership so he can enjoy the Summer Film Series and more Western fun for free all year long.
Ranger Creek Distillery
Treat Dad like a king with a free whiskey tasting from Ranger Creek Whiskey and free Ranger Creek Beer paired with fantastic barbecue available onsite. Enjoy the 1970 classic, “Little Big Man”, the story of Jack Crabb telling the tale of his life being raised by Native Americans and fighting with General Custer. The film and tasting is June 20 at 1 p.m.
Ranger Creek is San Antonio’s award-winning “brewstillery”, handcrafting beer and whiskey with lots of love, attention, and Texas attitude. Ranger Creek Distillery makes award-winning Texas bourbon, single malt and rye whiskey, all grain-to-glass spirits made in small batches using Texas ingredients. The Father’s Day whiskey tasting will feature an array of Ranger Creek’s lineup, as well as free Ranger Creek beer.
The Summer Film Series is the perfect complement to the Briscoe’s summer exhibition, Still in the Saddle: A New History of the Hollywood Western, on view through Sept. 6. Showcasing the cinematic art and storytelling of the Western, the Briscoe has transformed into a 1960s movie theater, welcoming everyone with a red carpet, velvet ropes and the unmistakable smell of popcorn. The exhibition includes almost 60 vintage original movie posters, as well as movie costumes and dozens of authentic lobby cards. Display screens throughout the exhibition feature film clips illustrating representative moments of the genre, and costumes worn by John Wayne in the movies “Chisum”, “The Cowboys” and “The Undefeated” are on display.
Still in the Saddle was organized by the Briscoe with guest curator Dr. Andrew Patrick Nelson, a historian of American cinema and culture, film programmer, museum curator and media commentator. Nelson is Chair of the Department of Film and Media Arts and Associate Professor of Film Studies at the University of Utah, as well as the author and editor of numerous books and essays on Western cinema, including “Still in the Saddle: The Hollywood Western, 1969-1980”, and “Contemporary Westerns: Film and Television since 1990”.
Sizzling Summer Cinema
The Summer Film Series continues with “True Grit” on July 18, “The Long Riders” on Aug. 22, and “The Shootist” on Sept. 5. Each film is free with museum general admission and as always, museum members enjoy the museum and film for free. Briscoe Summer Cinema passes include three films for $25 or enjoy all five films for $50 and receive an individual museum membership, granting you unlimited access to the Briscoe’s exhibitions and programming throughout the year. Tickets may be purchased online, while Summer Cinema passes are available by calling 210.299.4499.
Take Dad West All Year Long
To further celebrate dads, 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 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 a Briscoe Western Art Museum t-shirt and a Briscoe trucker cap from the Briscoe’s Museum Store, $65.
- “The Cowboys”: Duo membership includes museum admission for two adults, as well as a Briscoe Western Art Museum t-shirt, a Briscoe trucker cap, a pair of Texas Navy Men’s Socks and a Blue/White Camp tin coffee cup, $85.
- “The Plainsman”: A family level membership that includes admission to the museum and events for two adults and all children/grandchildren under 18, as well as a Briscoe Western Art Museum t-shirt, a Briscoe trucker cap, a pair of Texas Navy Men’s Socks and a Blue/White Camp tin coffee cup and “The Chisolm Trail” by James E. Sherow, $100.
All membership options include unlimited admission to the Briscoe and free or discounted admission its events, as well as invitations to private member-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.
Head West for the Summer at the Briscoe
An oasis of Western beauty just off the River Walk, the McNutt Sculpture Garden and the museum grounds feature 32 sculptures portraying various aspects of Western life. Inside 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. Per the latest CDC guidelines, vaccinated guests are welcome to enjoy the museum and Jack Guenther Pavilion without a mask. The Briscoe respectfully requests all non-vaccinated guests wear face coverings.