Join us each month, as we explore a work of art or issue unique to the American West. 210|West holds geographical significance for the Briscoe Western Art Museum – it refers to our address, 210 West Market, and the area code of San Antonio.
All 210|West Gallery Talks are held in the Clingman Education Gallery unless otherwise noted. Included with museum admission.
Activism, Art, and the Animal
Saturday, December 14 2:00 p.m.
Carrie Cook is a Signature Member of the Society of Animal Artists and animal activist based in Austin, Texas. She considers herself a portrait artist—according to Carrie, she just happens “to paint portraits of non-human animals.” She will discuss how her background as a graphic designer at a zoo led her down the path to becoming an animal artist and activist.
Women and Art of the West
Saturday, January 11 2:00 p.m.
At the core of Western art are the stories that artists create about life and culture in the American West. Women are a vital part of the regional narrative, whether they were women from Native tribes, Canary Islanders looking to elevate their social standing in New Spain, missionaries who worked to spread Christianity, Chinese who worked alongside their husbands in a new country, or numerous other women whose strength and vision are at the heart of Western culture. These works are a combination of images about, and by, women. Their work and unique perspectives tell stories of determined women whose work has expanded the field of Western American art.
This month, artist Gladys Roldan-de-Mora and Education & Programs Manager Rebecca González-López will discuss the significant contributions of women in the West in the newly renovated Ruth McLean Bowman Bowers: Women of the West Gallery.
A Look at the Janey Briscoe Marmion Collection Saturday, February 8 2:00p.m.
Janey Briscoe Marmion, daughter of Governor Dolph and Janey Briscoe grew up in Uvalde, TX and was an avid art collector. A philanthropist, Briscoe Marmion was incredibly supportive of the Briscoe Western Art Museum.
The Briscoe Marmion estate includes some of the most important names of Texas and Western art, including Julian Onderdonk, Melvin Warren, Porfirio Salinas, and James Robinson, a Texas-born artist who specialized in Hill Country ranching scenes. Indeed, most of her collection reflects her love of Texas regional art. The collection includes several scenes of bluebonnets, limestone cliffs along the Guadalupe River, and images depicting the wildness of the Texas landscape. The collection in this gallery reflects, not only her love of Texas and Western art, but also her commitment to supporting the Briscoe.
This month, Mark Sanchez, Education & Programs Coordinator will lead a discussion and tour of the newly installed Janey Briscoe Marmion collection in the Kate Marmion Gallery.
This program is supported by the City of San Antonio’s Department for Culture and Creative Development.
For more information, please contact
Education & Programs Department