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John Schulze

The coronavirus threat forced museums to close their doors in March, costing a collective $33 million every day in lost revenue from admission, gift shop sales and event rentals while under protective shutdowns. 


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One of San Antonio's largest museums has scheduled its reopening. Emily Sano, interim co-director of the San Antonio Museum of Art, said their 87,000-square-foot size makes reopening a little more practical than some other museums.

Yohanna Tesfai explained that male artists are overrepresented on Wikipedia, both in terms of sheer numbers and in the depth of the information of their pages. SAMA and Artpace hosted this series in an attempt to balance the scales.
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Artpace and the San Antonio Museum of Art (SAMA) are trying to increase the visibility of women artists on one of the most popular websites in the world — Wikipedia.


San Anto Cultural Arts

From festivals to block parties to a museum date night, there’s a lot going on around the San Antonio area this weekend.  Here's a snapshot of some of those events. 

First off tonight at the San Antonio Museum of Art discover contemporary Australian Aboriginal Art. Leslie Tolbert says tonight is Date Night.  

"It's two-for-one admission. And then there will be food and drinks and a didgeridoo player, which will be very cool--Steve Daniel--as well as a film outside on the green later in the evening."

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If the idea of expressing thankfulness for what you have by heading to the mall to buy more on Black Friday rubs you the wrong way, you're not alone. Why not do something enriching instead?

"We have an alternative here with our exhibits," says Sarah Gould.

Museum of Modern Art

An exhibit at the San Antonio Museum of Art takes the public into the private collection of one of the 20th century's greatest patrons of modern art, Nelson Rockefeller.

The tapestries of Pablo Picasso's masterworks, commissioned for the Rockefeller compound at Kykuit, have been largely absent from the art scene, remaining within the family's estate. This is the first time so many of these tapestries have been presented together outside their original home. 

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Musical Offerings has its own take on presenting chamber music, specializing in presenting concerts at several cultural locations in town, rather than one home base, according to Artistic Director and violinist Joan Christenson.

“Many of the different museums in town, some of the churches, Trinity University, UTSA," she said.

They’re playing Monday night and at a place that really lends itself to their music, the San Antonio Museum of Art.

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Several area museums are offering military members free admission this summer as part of the Blue Star Families program.  

Now through Labor Day, active-duty personnel including National Guard andArmy Reserve members are invited to visit the Alamo, Casa Navarro State Historic Site, the Institute of Texan Cultures, Villa Finale, The San Antonio Museum of Art, and the McNay Art Museum at no charge for general admission.

Geekdom is celebrating its first anniversary and is looking to the future of continued growth and innovation. Local pre-K book series Arte Kids has become a national hit by using San Antonio's bi-lingual and bi-cultural roots.