Blue Star Contemporary Art Museum

Blue Star Contemporary Art Museum

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San Antonio, TX 78204


Common Currents

Blue Star Contemporary Art Museum

February 1 - May 7, 2018

Common Currents features works by 300 artists across six San Antonio venues: Artpace San Antonio, Blue Star Contemporary Arts, the Carver Community Cultural Center, the Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center, the Mexican Cultural Institute, and the Southwest School of Art. The exhibition is organized around the theme of the city's Tricentennial (1718-2018): each of the 300 artists is assigned a year in San Antonio's history "on which to reflect the development of their artwork." For a full list of participating artists, go here.


Home Bodies

“Home Bodies features artists whose practice and work are informed by and melded with family life. Through differing approaches the 11 artists explore our shared...

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Augmented Reality

“Augmented Reality examines what impact the digital landscape has on our three-dimensional reality.” The show features works by Susi Brister, Kris Pierce, Randy Bolton, Frank Benson,...

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Chris Sauter: Echo and Narcissus

An exhibition of works by 2014-2015 Blue Star Contemporary Berlin Resident Chris Sauter. The pieces in the show, some of which are three-dimensional loudspeaker reliefs (speakers created...

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Marcus Haydock: Insurrection

A show of works by British artist Marcus Haydock. In his work, “Marcus attempts to explore the human condition and our relationship to images from a psychological...

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CAM Kick Off

Celebrate the kick off of Contemporary Art Month!

John Steck Jr.: Turning Memory

A show of works by John Steck Jr. The exhibition will feature photographs from Steck’s Lament (Disappearing photographs) series in which he creates images that retain their sensitivity...

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An exhibition of Julia Barbosa Landois’ M*dres silkscreen print series. The pieces in the show examine how “gendered language reflects and structures our political and cultural attitudes towards women.”


An exhibition in celebration of Blue Star’s 30th birthday. The artists in the show were asked to respond to an artwork from Blue Star’s first...

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Julia Barbosa Landois: Serious Work

A performance by Julia Barbosa Landois. The work aims to satirize “the performance of the performance artist persona, the work of art, and the workaday.”

Leigh Anne Lester: Flexible Foundation

An installation by San Antonio artist Leigh Anne Lester. “Using historical botanical illustrations as a starting point, Lester blends the look of observational lab drawings...

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Hold Still

An exhibition of works by photographers Robert Langham and Casey James Wilson. Both artists’ practices are rooted in the trends of still life photography. “Hold Still shows...

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Beneath Metropolis

An exhibition exploring what happens within a city. Featuring works by Clarissa Bonet, Tannaz Farsi, Emily Hermant, Sharon Koelblinger, Alexander Krajkowski, Donald Morgan, Sarah Nance, Camilo...

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Kirsten Reynolds: Splitsplice

An exhibition of works by Newmarket, New Hampshire-based artist Kirsten Reynolds. In her work, Reynolds uses humor centered around architecture and language to undermine the seriousness usually associated with...

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Thomas Cummins: Broken Lens

An exhibition of works by winter 2015 Blue Star Contemporary Berlin Resident Thomas Cummins. Cummins on his work: “By framing the self within architecture, I...

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Glasstire at First Friday

Come see the Glasstire staff at this month’s First Friday! We will be shooting video and handing out fun, blinky swag, so be sure to...

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Works by Mosaic studio artists. This exhibition includes works by Lulu Castillo, Yenifer Gavina-Franco, Ezekiel Garcia, Laura Gonzalez, Tanya Helbig, Rachel Kamata, Nate Lopez, Elisie Martinez,...

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Do It & Do It

An exhibition of works from Hans Ulrich Obrist’s DO IT compendium.

Justin Boyd: Going On Going

An exhibition by San Antonio based artist Justin Boyd. Inspired by his time in Germany during Summer 2014, this multimedia installation is experienced as object, sound,...

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Works Progress

An exhibition by collaborative directors Colin Kloecker and Shanai Matteson. Works Progress is a temporary space to experience and inhabit the “hydrosocial landscape of San Antonio and South Texas, through...

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DreamWeek MOSAIC Public Artworks Tour

“MOSAIC Artist-in-Resident, Alex Rubio, and Blue Star Executive Director, Mary Heathcott, will lead guests on a bus tour highlighting all of the public artworks that...

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Gift: An Exquisite Exhibition

“This exhibition will evolve over time growing via artist and collector responses and curated groupings that reflect on Lewis Hyde’s text, The Gift: Creativity and the...

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Landscapes By The Book

A film by Bodil Furu focusing on the effects of flooding and highway construction on the Norwegian landscape.

Turn Your Face Toward The Sun

An exhibition of works by Charlie Morris and Liz Rodda. The pieces in the show incorporate found elements and “explore contemporary assemblage, subculture iconographies and vernaculars, and...

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Narrative Axis

An exhibition of works by artists participating in The Drawing Center’s Open Sessions program. Over a two-year period, the artists within the program have re-contextualized...

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Jeffrey Brosk: Territory

An exhibition of works by New York-based artist Jeffrey Brosk. Based on the artist’s experience with landscape, Brosk’s works explore “the sensuous and eccentric qualities of natural...

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Everyday is Ordinary

A group exhibition featuring work by artists Mayumi Amada, Jim Arendt, Nancy Floyd, Candace Hicks, Ron Lambert, Shayne Murphy, Frank Oriti, Ryder Richards, and Levente...

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A group exhibition exploring the various meanings and methods of messages, featuring work by artists Elisabeth Ajtay, Leticia Bajuyo, Candace Hicks, Benjamin McVey, Latifa Medjdoub,...

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