Museum Month San Antonio takes place for the first time in October of this year. It means that most of San Antonio’s most notable arts and culture institutions will offer special reciprocal membership privileges and events throughout the month, and visitors can become members of one institution and enjoy the other institutions for free. VIVA Culture and Mission buses will help shuttle visitors around for the month, as well.
The participating institutions are: Artpace San Antonio, Blue Star Contemporary, Briscoe Western Art Museum, The Doseum, UTSA Institute of Texan Cultures, McNay Art Museum, San Antonio Botanical Garden, San Antonio Missions National Historical Park, San Antonio Museum of Art, and Southwest School of Art.
Some restrictions apply. Go here for more info, including a calendar of events. Some events are listed below (via Museum Month SA and the San Antonio Museum of Art):
October 1 – Buddhist Monk Mandala blessing and closing ceremonies (UTSA Institute of Texan Cultures)
October 6 – Timothy Greenfield-Sanders: The Latino List exhibition opening (San Antonio Museum of Art)
October 6 – First Friday Art Market (Blue Star Contemporary)
October 7 & 8 – Yanaguana Indian Arts Market (Briscoe Western Art Museum)
October 7 & October 28 – BOOtanica (San Antonio Botanical Garden)
October 8–Free Second Sunday — Day of the Dead (UTSA Institute
of Texan Cultures)
October 12 – Second Thursday: Art | Music | Food | Drinks (The McNay
October 13 – Brewing up Texas Exhibition Opening (UTSA Institute of Texan Cultures, 21+ event)
October 13 – Good Luck, Bad Luck Art Party (San Antonio Museum of Art)
October 21 – Archaeology Day (San Antonio Missions National Historical Park)
October 31 – Halloween/Dia de Los Muertos Celebration and movie night (The McNay Art Museum)
This will occur again in October 2018, and that will mark the celebration of San Antonio’s tricentennial year. Again, for more info, please go here.