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SAMA News, May 2009 - Don't miss the New Asian Art Curator's First Lecture and Grand Opening of the Museum Reach
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May, 2009


May 2009

John Johnston with Bhutanese monksLecture: Chasing Treasures in Bhutan
 
Sunday, May 17, 3 pm 
Free with Museum admission
Limited seating  
 
John Johnston, the new Coates-Cowden-Brown Curator of Asian Art, spent almost three years in Bhutan locating and researching Buddhist art for the exhibition "The Dragon's Gift: The Sacred Arts of Bhutan". He visited over two hundred temples and monasteries searching for outstanding works of sacred art to include in the exhibition. This fully illustrated lecture will be John's first opportunity to share these stories with an audience in San Antonio.


 
Waterflow
Members Celebration: Waterflow and the new Museum Reach

Friday, May 29, 6 to 8 pm
Free for current members, guests $10
RSVP to membership@samuseum.org by May 22
 
Come see art from a new direction with a special members celebration of the new Gloria Galt River Landing, the Museum Reach Riverwalk extension, and Waterflow, a water- themed exhibition with works by 15 local artists.

 
River Landing rendering
Museum Reach City-wide Opening Celebration

Saturday, May 30
10 am to 5 pm
FREE ADMISSION! 
 
Children's art activities, a scavenger hunt through the galleries, music and food will be available throughout the day in celebration of the opening of the Museum Reach Riverwalk extension.

 
Donald Lipski
Museum Reach City-wide Panel Discussion on Public Art

Saturday, May 30 
1 to 3 pm
SAMA Auditorium. Free admission. 
Limited Seating
 
David S. Rubin, The Brown Foundation Curator of Contemporary Art, will explore the methods, concepts, and materials used in the making of the twelve site-specific art installations commissioned by the San Antonio River Foundation for the Museum Reach. The panel will feature Stuart Allen, Rolando Briseño, Carlos Cortés, Bill Fontana, Donald Lipski, Martin Richman, Mark Schlesinger and George Schroeder. This program is co-presented by SAMA and the San Antonio River Foundation.
 
Photo of Donald Lipski installation by Mark Menjivar. 
 
Una Gran Despedida
Sunday, May 31
10:30 am to 1 pm
Reserve your tickets and tables now.
 
Help us honor Mayor and Linda Hardberger for their tremendous support of the arts and parks in San Antonio with this "farewell" brunch honoring Mayor Hardberger on his last day in office.


San Antonio Museum of Art, 200 West Jones Avenue, San Antonio, Texas 78215
P 210.978.8100 | F 210.978.8101

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