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Art @ the Library

Art at the Library

Did you know?

Many of our libraries have artwork displayed within their walls. Some are works of art themselves. Check out the links below, and then come see the artwork in person.

Art Around Town

Beautifully Apart

 

 

BEAUTIFULLY APART

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  • MANTLE ART SPACE
    714 FREDERICKSBURG ROAD
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  • New Paintings on view by
  • San Antonio artist Cassie Gnehm.


  • "For centuries men have controlled the way women’s bodies have been represented in art and culture. By repainting these female forms, she is taking back control of the female figure. She works from installations of open books and post cards of historical figure paintings scattered on the studio floor and then paints them from life. These observational oil paintings comment on the male gaze of artist throughout art history while overlaying features of contemporary women."

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San Antonio Museum of Art

Spain: 500 Years of Painting from the Museums of Madrid

Opening Friday June 22, 2018

San Antonio Museum of Art

200 West Jones Avenue
San Antonio, TX 78215
210.978.8100

EL GRECO. VELÁZQUEZ. GOYA. SOROLLA. PICASSO. These are just some of the Spanish masters whose paintings are included in Spain: 500 Years of Spanish Painting from the Museums of Madrid. This Tricentennial exhibition will feature more than forty masterpieces of Spanish painting drawn from major collections in Madrid—including the Prado, San Fernando Royal Academy of Fine Arts Museum, and the Reina Sofia—complemented by a select group of works from American museums. The exhibition will only be seen in San Antonio, and many of the works of art have never been on view in the United States.

Immersed: Local to Global

 

 

 

Immersed: Local to Global Art Sensations

 

The McNay

June 7, 2018 to September 2, 2018

 

 

 

 

Organized in conjunction with the San Antonio Tricentennial celebrations and the 50th anniversary of HemisFair ’68, this exhibition focuses on San Antonio as a place of deep history, local values, and global thinking. Immersive, environmental installations by Yayoi Kusama and Philip Worthington, a film by Andy Warhol, and a new commission by San Antonio’s Chris Sauter transform the McNay’s Tobin Exhibition Galleries.

Internationally celebrated Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama’s Aftermath of Obliteration of Eternity (2009), cover image, immerses the viewer in an enclosed, mirrored, seemingly infinite space. A constellation of lights brightens into the expanse, only to slowly fade back into darkness so that the cycle can begin again. The work asks viewers to think about not just placement in local or global settings, but in the entire universe. Kusama’s vision of a better society through creativity, and dedication to creating objects and environments that unite and heal, is itself a mirror to San Antonio as the city reflects on its 300-year history.