The Briscoe Western Art Museum is pleased to present Into A New West, a summer contemporary art exhibition featuring nearly 50 works of art on loan from the Booth Museum of Western Art. Exploring cultural topics, such as the environment, feminism, and social commentary, this exhibit showcases a shift from traditional representations to new ideologies and expressions of the West.
“The Briscoe is excited to share these groundbreaking works from the Booth Museum with the city of San Antonio and its visitors,” said Liz Jackson, Briscoe Western Art Museum vice president. “The exhibition will resonate with audiences across generations by exploring universal themes presented in a new light.”
Open to the public through Sept. 1, museum-goers will enjoy an exciting exhibition of Western contemporary art ranging in date from the 1960s to present. The works challenge the conventions of representation that hallmark traditional Western art and engage audiences with the culture of the present day.
“This exhibition showcases historical events throughout the 1960s that transformed American and world cultures, influencing the styles and direction of contemporary Western art, ” stated Michael Duchemin, Briscoe Western Art Museum president and CEO. “We anticipate guests will greatly enjoy this unique and notable exhibition.”
Into A New West is free with admission and will be on display in the Jack Guenther pavilion gallery on the second floor of the Briscoe Western Art Museum. The Briscoe Museum offers extended hours and free admission every Tuesday from 4 to 9 p.m.
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Presenting sponsorship for Into A New West is generously provided by Wyatt Ranches. Additional support is made possible by the Williams-Chadwick Family Charitable Fund of the San Antonio Area Foundation and the Host Committee. Host Committee chairs include Deborah and Lewis Radicke.