Life in Color at the San Antonio Museum of Art
|Purple Robe and Anemones, 1937|
Steven and I went to see the show last Friday during the museum's 'art pARTy'. The monthly art and music party was in the sculpture garden. On the menu were asian pear mojitos, vegetarian eggrolls, chicken skewers & fortune cookies. It was about a hundred degrees outside, so after a little live music and food, we went to see the art.
In the 70's, the Lone Star Brewery Complex was purchased and converted to house the museum's collection. From ancient Egypt to contemporary art, the museum's holdings are incredible. Frank Stella's Double Scramble, 1968, was steps from an Abraham Van Beyeren, painted in the 1660's. Some other highlights for me was seeing the work of Kara Walker, Faith Ringgold, Wayne Thiebaud, Diego Rivera, and a hyperrealistic painting by Claudio Bravo. I'm looking forward to going back and spending time in the Ancient Mediterranean section; SAMA has one of the largest collections of ancient Egyptian, Near Eastern, Greek and Roman art in the U.S.
|Frank Stella, Double Scramble, 1968|
|Detail, Abraham Van Beyeren, A Banquet Still Life with Roses, c. 1665|