San Antonio is home to the Briscoe Western Art Museum, a museum recognized for displaying Western art, history, and culture to visitors from all over the globe. In 2009, philanthropist and art collector Jack S. 'Mose' Lewis gave the city of San Antonio his vast collection of Western art and antiquities, which served as the impetus for the establishment of the museum.
There are almost four thousand pieces of art and artifacts in the Briscoe Western Art Museum's collection, which date from the early 1800s to the current day. Artwork, sculptures, pictures, textiles, guns, and other items are on display to illustrate the story of the American West.
The huge bronze sculpture 'The Alamo' by artist Pompeo Coppini is one of the museum's most well-known pieces. The artwork portrays the brave Texans who fought at the Alamo in 1836.
Many different themes guide the museum's display of artifacts. There is a wide range of artifacts and works of art in each display that shed light on the Western United States' past and present.
The Briscoe Western Art Museum features both permanent and rotating exhibits throughout the year. Guided tours, talks, workshops, and other family-friendly events and programs are also available at the museum. These events encourage participants to think critically about the museum's collection and the American West more broadly.
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