Exhibitions

The Spirit of Texas

The Witte Museum and the San Antonio Art League and Museum are accepting entries for The Spirit of Texas juried art competition. Artists are invited to render their inspirations from the State of Texas. The artist need not be a current resident of Texas, as long as the subject matter is of the Lone Star State. Original… Read more »

Survival: The Exhibition

Now Open – September 2nd Adventure, fun, and science collide at Survival: The Exhibition. Survival: The Exhibition invites you on an exhilarating, heart-pumping, and daring journey of bravery and brains. Experience the thrill of exploration, gain an appreciation for the wonders of nature, and prepare for the unexpected—all within an interactive, informative, and safe space…. Read more »

The Art of Texas: 250 Years

Now Open – August 25th!                                                     This May a major and massive exhibition will open at the Witte Museum – The Art of Texas: 250 Years. Artists range from 19th century Theodore… Read more »

Blast from the Past: Fiesta 1969

April 17 – July 28, 2019 It was the spring of 1969 and San Antonio’s Fiesta celebration captured the spirit of the day. Fiesta gowns from the Order of the Alamo’s Court of Time and Space will have you reaching for the stars with designs inspired by the science and technology that helped the United… Read more »

My Heart Is Not Blind

Changing exhibition gallery January 5 through March 31, 2019 Included with Museum Admission The Witte Museum is proud to debut the exhibition My Heart is Not Blind: On Blindness and Perception, the latest work by photographer and documentarian Michael Nye. My Heart is Not Blind features photographs and audio recordings of people with visual impairment that… Read more »

McLean Family Texas Wild Gallery

The beloved dioramas of the Witte, as well as a few new ones, make a grand statement in the McLean Family Texas Wild Gallery, where a state-of-the-art, high-tech space with immersive galleries showcases the uniqueness of Texas. In the Texas Wild Gallery, you will explore the various ecosystems of the state and the flora and fauna which fill these… Read more »

Kittie West Nelson Ferguson People of the Pecos Gallery

You will travel back in time thousands of years in the Kittie West Nelson Ferguson People of the Pecos Gallery where the focus is on the prehistoric hunter-gatherers of Texas who embraced their bountiful, natural environment. Spanning the entire second floor of the New Witte, the gallery provides a unique look at a fascinating culture. You… Read more »

Naylor Family Dinosaur Gallery

Step into the distant past as you explore the Naylor Family Dinosaur Gallery, the first permanent dinosaur gallery in the 90-year history of the Witte. You will explore the animals that lived here more than 110 million years ago. Encounter the skeleton of meat eating Acrocanthosaurus and its footprints from Government Canyon State Natural Area,… Read more »

H-E-B Lantern Valero Great Hall Orientation Gallery

Your journey into Texas Deep Time starts when you walk into the New Witte. A replica of a giant Quetzalcoatlus will greet you as you enter the H-E-B Lantern.  Next, it’s onto the Valero Great Hall to explore the K.K. Amini and Walter and Gayle Embrey Texas Deep Time Walls to see the changing landscape… Read more »

Laura and Sam Dawson Gallery

The Road to San Antonio February – September 2018 From the earliest foot paths to modern highways, people have traversed Texas to make connections. Historic maps provide a glimpse into these journeys. Explore how early Texas trails brought peoples and cultures into contact and conflict and served as the lifeline of remote colonies and supported… Read more »