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Donna Simon’s Seeing Art San Antonio tours

Providing a behind-the-scenes peek at the work of San Antonio artists, Donna Simon, a retired Brackenridge High School art teacher, conducts guided tours of the city’s studios, artist-run spaces, galleries and museums, which she organizes through her Web site at www.SeeingArtSanAntonio.com. On a cold day in early December, she led a small group of art […]

Fotoseptiembre USA 2011

A tsunami of  photography exhibits sweeps across San Antonio each fall during Fotoseptiembre USA, a month-long festival that floods practically every museum, gallery and art space in the city with more than 60 two-dimensional shows featuring upwards of 200 photographers. Organized since 1995 by Michael Mehl, festival director, and partner Ann Kinser, festival coordinator, Fotoseptiembre […]

CAM marches on in March

Read more on my blog Alamo City on Glasstire CAM is dead. Long live CAM. Contemporary Art Month in San Antonio will be celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, but in temperate March rather than broiling July. A new generation of artists is in charge of the citywide celebration that began in July 1986 after […]

Halff Collection, Vincent Valdez set for spring

Appeared in Jan. 2010 Glasstire An Impressionist Sensibility: The Halff Collection McNay Art Museum Feb. 3-May 9 In the 1980s, San Antonians Marie and Hugh Halff assembled one of the finest private collections of American impressionists, dating from the 1870s to 1930. The Smithsonian Institution showcased the Halff collection to celebrate the 2007 re-opening of […]

Pace Foundation plans for new San Antonio museum designed by British architect David Adjaye

Famed British architect David Adjaye’s preliminary design for the collection of the late San Antonio art patron Linda Pace features cantilevered skylights above four spacious galleries. To be located on Camp Street in a spot currently occupied by an old warehouse, the building will be clad in red, the signature color for Pace, who once […]