Fall Fun is in Store For Everyone this Weekend at the Briscoe Western Art Museum
Fall Fun with Crafts
The drop in temps means the party is on in San Antonio and there is no better place to take it all in and celebrate our rich heritage than the Briscoe Western Art Museum. First up, enjoy the museum’s Community Ofrenda and Crafts: Celebrating Dia de los Muertos in the West with Artist Renée Letapi-Gamez leading everyone in painting calaveritas to artist Kathy Trenchard offering classes on the craft of papel picado.
Ofrenda: Oct. 5 through Nov.2
Art Sessions: Oct. 28, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Painting and Sipping
Then take in Halloween Western-Style: Painting with Gio where guests can sip wine and beer and dive into spooky acrylic painting. These fill up fast so now is the time for guests to reserve their spot!
Oct. 26, 6 – 8 p.m.
Yanaguana Indian Arts Festival
Then take in the museum’s biggest family, friendly and FREE event of the season Yanaguana Indian Arts Festival just in time for Native American Heritage month! The free community festival features storytelling, artist demonstrations, pottery and carving, as well as Native American-inspired food, including REZR’vation Only, a food truck featuring Native American-inspired cuisine that is owned and operated by a registered member of the Navajo Nation.
The event starts with a Native American spiritual blessing, followed by a ceremonial drum circle that invites everyone to join.
Nov. 11, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Monthly Fun: Free Admission for Locals, Hands-on Education, Storytime
Locals Days: First Sundays Free for Local Residents
First Sunday of the month, Nov. 5 and Dec. 3
Full Steam Ahead & Storytime Stampede
And if that isn’t enough fall-themed fun for you, come back to celebrate all things Full Steam Ahead with the museum’s latest line up of STEAM based crafts for kiddos along with the museum’s latest family-friendly series, Storytime Stampede.
Full Steam Ahead – Free Education Series Offers Hands-on Learning Fun
First Sunday of the month, Nov. 5, 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Topic: Engineering Challenge – Native American Homes
Third Saturday of the month, Oct. 21, Nov. 18, Dec. 16, 10:30 – 11 a.m.
Putting Western Virtues on Display: Anouk Masson Krantz
Highlighting the enduring traditions around ranching and rodeo life from an outsider’s perspective, American Cowboys shares an intimate look at America’s Western heritage. Nearly 100 images captured on solo journeys across the American West by the celebrated photographer Anouk Masson Krantz reflect the greatest virtues of America’s heritage.
A French fine-art photographer and author based in New York City best known for her American Western work, Krantz has logged more than 125,000 miles traveling the West by herself in her quest to reveal the authentic daily lives of humble and virtuous American cowboy. Krantz’s photography has received worldwide acclaim, including the 2023 Western Heritage Award for her latest artbook, “Ranchland: Wagonhound”. The exhibition is included with museum admission and is on view through Jan. 22, 2024.
Celebrate Cowboy Life All Year Long at the Briscoe
An oasis of Western beauty along San Antonio’s famed River Walk, the Briscoe campus includes the McNutt Sculpture Garden and features 35 sculptures portraying various aspects of Western life. The museum’s collection inside the beautifully restored historic building that once housed the San Antonio Public Library spans 14 galleries, with special exhibitions, events and the Hendler Family Museum Store, providing art, culture, history and entertainment. The Briscoe is open Thursday through Monday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. and closed to the public on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.