Artist Terran Last Gun Exhibit At Blue Star Contemporary

Museum Exhibits in San Antonio in August 2021: Ink and colored pencil on antique paper (dated 1934) at the Blue Star Contemporary Museum

Interested in museum exhibits in San Antonio? A great way to make the most of your time this summer month (August 2021) is to visit museums and other cultural centers in San Antonio.

Luckily, there are a plethora of fun, artsy and social events lined up for you to attend and participate in this month! 

Museum Exhibits & Events In August 2021 in San Antonio

McNay Art Museum: David Portillo Recital: A Margaret King Stanley Vocal Scholarship Benefit

American tenor David Portillo will be playing at a benefit concert this August. Image courtesy: McNay Art Museum

Visit the museum for this beautiful recital by American tenor David Portillo who will be accompanied by collaborative pianist Kristin Roach. The concert will present a stunning performance by this musician and raise funds for the new Margaret King Stanley Vocal Scholarship for aspiring young artists sponsored by the Opera Guild of San Antonio.

When: Sunday, 29 August 2021 | 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Where: 6000 N New Braunfels Ave., San Antonio, TX 78209
How much: $25

San Antonio Museum of Art: Online Studio Workshop: Paper Botany with Jessica Thompson-Castillo

Botany Paper

Image courtesy of San Antonio Museum of Art

An exciting workshop for the closet artist in you, this virtual event is all about creating paper flowers to make a bouquet, a three-dimensional framed piece, or a flower crown. You’ll be given an instructional video in advance to get cracking on this project and then, you can share your work, ask questions on processes and find out more about Jessica’s artistic practice in an online session that will follow. 

When: Wednesday, 11 August 2021 | 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm; pick up your craft kits on 30 July, 3 August and 6 August
Where: Virtual
How much: $15 for members and $25 for non-members

The DoSeum: Free Family Night

Attend the museum’s monthly family nights which have a whole host of interesting activities for you and the kids. Images courtesy: The DoSeum

This monthly event which takes place on the first Tuesday of every month is for museum members and visitors to bring the family together for some fun and interesting activities. Arrive at the museum with the kids and the entire family in tow for an evening filled with tons of games, some arts and crafts, a bit of storytelling and reading and so much more! 

When: Tuesday, 3 August 2021 | 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Where: 2800 Broadway, San Antonio, Texas 78209
How much: Free

Blue Star Contemporary: Terran Last Gun

Artist Terran Last-Gun whose works are currently being exhibited by the museum will be seen in conversation with IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts’ Chief Curator Manuela Well-Off-Man and BSC’s Curator and Exhibitions Manager Jack McGilvray. This stimulating meet-up will talk about the artist’s drawings and how they can be placed in the present context along with the hidden meanings in his artistic practice. Don’t forget to pay a visit to the museum and check out the artist’s works too!

When: Thursday, 26 August 2021
Where: Facebook Live
How much: Free admission

Holocaust Memorial Museum of San Antonio: Salvaged Pages

A book club discussion this August will talk about the well-known work, Salvaged Pages.

Join the museum as it discusses Alexandria Zapruder’s Salvaged Pages. The book is a collection of diaries written during the Holocaust by young people from 12 to 22 years of age. While some of these youngsters were refugees, others were hiding or passing themselves off as non-Jews and then there were those imprisoned in ghettos. This discussion of the museum’s book club is about exploring each of these stories and the days of the Holocaust captured in these pages.

When: Tuesday, 3 August 2021 | 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Where: Zoom
How much: Free

San Antonio Museum of Art: 2021 Texas Biennial: A New Landscape, A Possible Horizon

A new exhibit coming to San Antonio this August will feature 35 works by artists who have been practicing in the Lone Star State along with artworks by a new category, that of ‘Texpats,’ basically, these are native Texans who have relocated to other parts of the world. The exhibition will be distributed across five Texas museums in all. At SAMA you’ll be able to glimpse into the sheer creative range explored in the collection that includes everything from sculptures, films and experimental videos to photo-based media, paintings, printmaking and more!

When: Friday, 20 August 2021
Where: 200 West Jones Avenue, San Antonio, TX 78215
How much: $20 for non-members


Save Big on Museum Exhibits in San Antonio in July – Get the POGO Pass

Pogo Pass to 35 Things to Do in Austin, San Antonio and Waco

The POGO pass gives you access to 35 different entertainment venues in San Antonio, Austin and Waco for just $39.98! Detailed list of San Antonio Attractions is below.

San Antonio Area Attractions:

  • One visit to the San Antonio Zoo
  • One visit to the Witte Museum
  • One visit to the Buckhorn Museum
  • One visit to Splashtown
  • One visit to Wonder World Park
  • One visit to the San Antonio Aquarium
  • One visit to Rush Fun Park
  • Two visits to Urban Air Trampoline Park
  • Six tickets to the University of Texas – San Antonio athletic events (multiple sports)
  • Two visits for a free buffet at Incredible Pizza
  • Two visits to Pump It Up
  • Two visits to Monster Mini Golf & Laser Tag for a round of Mini Golf


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