Aissa Wayne with John Wayne

Upcoming events at Briscoe Museum – Aissa Wayne with John Wayne

With several upcoming events at Briscoe Museum, the museum’s blockbuster summer continues to excite San Antonians. On September 4, you can join Aissa Wayne, John Wayne’s daughter, and guest curator Dr. Andrew Patrick Nelson to take a guided tour of the summer blockbuster exhibition, Still in the Saddle: A New History of Hollywood Western.

With iconic movies, arts, and an exciting conversation with Wayne, the museum packs action and fun for its guests!

Upcoming Events at Briscoe Museum

A Conversation with The Duke’s Daughter

This is your chance to indulge in a conversation with Aissa Wayne, John Wayne’s daughter, as Aissa shares memories of her great father. Guest curator Dr. Andrew Patrick Nelson will accompany her to this event. Further, you can enjoy watching Briscoe’s blockbuster, Still in the Saddle: A New History of Hollywood Westerns, and take a guided tour with both.

The event will be held on September 4, at 2 PM (Q & A), followed by a guided tour at 3 PM. The exhibition Still in the Saddle will continue to be on view through September 6.

See the Spurs at the Briscoe

Spurs Exhibit at Briscoe

The museum is home to some of the real spurs of San Antonio. It displays various spurs seen on the major cattle trails of the 19th century. The new installation showcasing 65 spurs is displayed on the museum’s third floor. Twenty-two of the spurs from the museum’s permanent collection, a gift from John T. and Debbie Montford Collection, and three spurs were bought with funds provided by a grant from Humanities Texas. The remaining ones are on loan from various people and institutions.

Sharing the True History of the West: “Frank Chisum – Wild West Icon”

Frank Chisum Wild West Icon

Kim Wiggins’ “Frank Chisum – Wild West Icon” is another bold addition to the museum’s collection. Wiggins’ fifth piece is his Goodnight-Loving Trail series documenting the first major cattle drives in the history of America. The painting portrays black cowboy Frank Chisum roping a stallion from a large box canyon. Frank Chisum, who was a slave until 1860 and freed by cattle king John Chisum by paying $400, assisted in wrangling about 3,000 cattle from Texas to New Mexico.

This is the third of Wiggins’ work to be featured in the museum’s collection and is a gift from the Jack and Valerie Guenther Foundation. You will see this on the museum’s third floor.

Adding Vision to the Sculpture Garden

Enrique Guerra Mission Conception at Briscoe MuseumThe New Works Gallery’s current selection of works features paintings by Enrique “Kiko” Guerra. The paintings show five San Antonio missions, while the complimenting stereographs – two almost identical photographs, which, when viewed side-by-side, create a 3D illusion, they show how the missions looked in the 1860s after hundred years of disrepair and modification.

Also, you will see M. Hennings’ painting “Spanish Occupation of Texas” that shows how daily life for indigenous people under Catholic rule. And yes, you can also view Jean-Marie Alfred Paris’ “The Siege of Puebla, 1902”. It depicts the short-lived French victory outside of Puebla in an otherwise crushing defeat that witnessed the last withdrawal of the European military from North America.

Summer Film Series Features Cool, Classic Cowboys on the Silver Screen

Image Courtesy – Briscoe Museum Website

The museum’s popular Summer Film Series showcases an iconic Western film. Guest curator Dr. Andrew Patrick Nelson will introduce the movie and explain how it relates to Still in the Saddle:  A New History of the Hollywood Western. The movies are free with museum admission. You can enjoy popcorn, candy, and food truck grub in the museum’s draft house-style theater, along with free beer courtesy of Ranger Creek Brewing. The movies include “The Long Riders” on Sunday, Aug. 22, 1 PM, and “The Shootist” on Sunday, Sept. 5, 1 PM.

To buy tickets for the Summer Film Series, click here.

Museum Working Hours

Open Thursday through Monday

10 AM to 5 PM

Closed to the public on Tuesdays and Wednesdays

Museum Admission Details

As mentioned on Briscoe’s website, the admissions details are,

$12 Adults

$10 Seniors (65+), Retired/Veteran Military, First Responders, Educators, Firefighters, Police Officers (with valid ID)

$6 Students (Ages 13 – 18 with valid ID)

$6 Active Military Family (with service member present)

Children 12 & under, Active Military are free.

About the Briscoe Western Art Museum

The Briscoe Western Art Museum preserves and presents the art, history, and culture of the American West through various exhibitions, educational programs, and public events that reflect the region’s rich traditions and shared heritage. The museum is located on the San Antonio River Walk at 210 W. Market Street in the former San Antonio Public Library building. To know more about the museum, click here.


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