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Witte Museum Hosts Annular Eclipse Viewing and “Last Contact” Party

Head to the Witte for the 2023 eclipse in San Antonio to get free eclipse glasses and safely view the eclipse, learn more about eclipses in the newly unveiled Eclipse Encounters exhibit and participate in eclipse- and space-related activities across the museum campus all day long, including following the eclipse’s “last contact.” All activities and exhibits are free for Witte Members or included with Museum Admission

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Witte Museum receives Department of Interior approval to proceed with the reinterment of Aboriginal individuals

Representatives from the Witte Museum recently requested approval from the NAGPRA Review Committee to reinter Aboriginal individuals in their ancestral lands in West Texas. Following the presentation, the Review Committee unanimously agreed with the Witte Museum’s request, and Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland subsequently concurred with the Review Committee’s recommendation and gave the Witte permission to proceed with the reinterment.

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charreada rider on a bull

Mi Cultura—Bringing Shadows Into the Light

50-year retrospective exhibition of Al Rendón’s Photography, opening September 2 at the Witte, coincides with the release of a new commemorative book on Rendón’s 50-year career, published by the Witte Museum and distributed by Trinity University Press.

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photo of Scotty on a platform.

‘Tyrannosaurs: Meet the Family’ stomps into the Witte Museum

“Scotty,” one of the most massive T. rex on record, brings its tyrannosaur cousins to San Antonio for a blockbuster summer exhibition. “Tyrannosaurs” joins the special exhibition “Antarctic Dinosaurs” at the Witte, making the museum a must-visit destination for dinosaur fans in Texas and beyond.

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Duchess of Enchanting Persia “Expressing the Temptations of Paradise” coronation robes, worn by Marian Mundy Strange in the 1966 Court of Mysterious Worlds. The Duchess’ highlight stone fruits like fig and apricots that originate from Persia, now Iran. The train overflows with pomegranate, figs and plums in varying shades of soft pink, warm orange, yellow, plum and burgundy velvet studded with rhinestones.

2023 Fiesta exhibition opens April 20 at the Witte Museum

Travel the globe through Fiesta! The annual Fiesta exhibition at the Witte Museum opens April 20, giving the public an up-close look at the artistry that goes into the elaborate and extravagant gowns, trains and other formalwear of Fiesta royalty. This year’s exhibition, Fiesta: A World of Inspiration, invites you to travel from the royal roads of the Incas to the lush jungles of India and beyond, exploring locations around the world that have inspired Fiesta® planners and designers.

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