Photo courtesy of Briscoe Western Art Gallery
Briscoe Western Art Museum
If you like the Wild West—and really, who doesn’t?—you’re going to love this fantastic San Antonio museum, where art, history, artifacts, and culture combine to zoom you back in time. Named in honor of the late Texas Gov. Dolph Briscoe and his wife, Janey, and located along the River Walk inside San Antonio’s first public library, the museum features exhibitions, educational programs and special events throughout the year. Among favorite museum items: a Wells Fargo & Co. Nine Passenger Western Mail Stagecoach replica. Don’t miss the beautiful McNutt Sculpture Garden, where the west comes to life through intricate bronze pieces.
By Kristin Finan, AFAR Local Expert
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View Western Art
Explore Western art and the history of Texas and the American West at this great gallery on the Riverwalk. Five centuries of history—from the Spanish conquest to present day—are explored through art and artifacts spread across three floors. Check the gallery listings for special events.
By Nikki Bayley, AFAR Local Expert
210 W Market St, San Antonio, TX 78205, USA
Wed - Sun 10am - 5pm
Tue 10am - 9pm