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Briscoe Western Art Museum

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Briscoe Western Art Museum is a relatively new museum named after Texas governor, Dolph Briscoe, Jr. located along the San Antonio River walk in San Antonio, Texas. The museum displays art exhibits representing modern and contemporary Arts & crafts, history and culture of Texas. The museum exhibits a diorama of the Alamo, an authentic chuck wagon among other exhibits, and an outdoor sculpture garden. Many cultural events and programs are held in the museum. The museum is closed on Mondays.

Things to Do

  • The museum displays collection and artifacts including 1852 Santa Anna's sword, 1890 blackfoot war shirt, the collection spans over five centuries.
  • The museum displays historic paintings, weapons and artifacts including an 1890 silver and leather saddle, an 1890 basket, wool, and a 1975 Wells Fargo western mail stagecoach.
  • The night of artists event features art exhibition and sale by over 70 country's renowned artists.
  • Docent-led tours of the museum are available, docent-led tours are interactive and require reservation.
  • The adjacent Mcnutt sculpture garden features unique sculptures.
  • Watch native American films in the museum that feature diverse and unique native stories.
  • Free museum visits are offered on Tuesday nights.
  • The museum store offers a selection of books, arts & crafts, hand made jewelry, toys, gifts and souvenirs for purchase.

Briscoe Western Art Museum Insider Tips

  • Free parking is available.
  • Children ages 12 and under enter for free.

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