San Antonio’s Witte Museum will soon have a gigantic new exhibition space with 10,000 square feet and 17-foot-high ceilings named the Mays Family Center. The center, designed by Lake | Flato architects, will open Tuesday, April 12, with a ribbon-cutting.
Witte President and CEO Marise McDermott calls the building the Witte’s “business plan.” “This is what will sustain the Witte for the next 100 years,” she told the San Antonio Express-News. In the summers, the Witte will present big blockbuster shows, which they previously have not had the space to install. The rest of the year, the center will be available for private events, galas, and school programs.
The Mays Family Center is part of a $100-million master plan that includes the Robert J. and Helen C. Kleberg South Texas Heritage Center, which opened in 2012, and the Valero Great Hall and the Naylor Family Dinosaur Gallery, set to open next year.