It was a beautiful, sunny day at the gardens of the Witte Museum. The butterflies were out in force, looking for an energy source to fuel their magical flights.
One part of the Witte Museum is the South Texas Heritage Center. This consists of a two floor exhibit with Texas memorabilia everywhere.
Parts of the Witte Museum are currently under construction, but they still have plenty of art to admire. My favorites depicted the Mission life in South Texas.
For my last event while in San Antonio, I chose to visit the National Geographic Earth Explorers exhibit at the Witte Museum. The website explains that you will “Follow six, National Geographic scientists on their adventures through Earth’s diverse eco-zones and discover what it takes to survive and study in some of the planet’s most extreme conditions.” The highlights are the videos sprinkled throughout the exhibit, but these photos will give you an idea of what to expect.
This brief collection of photos will give you an idea of some of the paintings that can be found at the Briscoe Western Art Museum in downtown San Antonio.
The best reason for my museum visit was the Ansel Adams Exhibit. It was so nice to see a lot of his work shown in one place. 🙂
The McNutt Sculpture Garden is a nice shady spot to get a break from the heat in downtown San Antonio. It is filled with outdoor art. There are events here too, like the Pow Wow Dancing that I was able to enjoy. And as a bonus, it is located just off of the Riverwalk.
Today was Austin Museum Day with free access to several museums across the city. Did you know that the Austin Toy Museum was a thing? I found it over in East Austin on Cesar Chavez Street. It is more of a warehouse than anything else, but they let you wander through and remember some of the toys you had as a kid. Pretty cool! Check it out if you find yourself in downtown Austin.