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

Summer 2019 Survive Earth’s most extreme frontiers this summer in the world premiere of Survival: How to Stay Alive Anywhere. Adventure awaits you as you test your survival skills in immersive environments from the open water to the heights of the mountains. Gaming technologies and hands-on challenges teach scientific principles behind key survival tactics and… Read more »

The Art of Texas: 250 Years

Opens May 4, 2019 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 Gentilz to 20th century Georgia O’Keeffe. The more than hundred art pieces will include a mural by John Biggers, a sculpture by Jesus Morales, and a… Read more »

Blast from the Past: Fiesta 1969

April 17 – August 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 States… 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 »

Planet Pioneers

February 2 through April 7, 2019 Do you have what it takes to survive on another world? Leave Earth behind and travel into the unknown for an extraordinary, extraterrestrial experience. Strap on your space boots for Planet Pioneers! Travel to another world where you will explore, adapt and survive on a brand-new planet. Planet Pioneers… Read more »

The Birds and the Bees: Pollinators in Nature, Science and Culture

October 5, 2018, through March 17, 2019 The Birds and the Bees explores the importance of pollinators through the Witte Museum’s diverse collection, featuring stunning landscapes showcased in Texas art, a wide array of flowering plants and insect specimens, fossils dating back to the Cretaceous Period, Fiesta® gowns and artifacts representing the cultural significance of pollinators. This… 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 »