Exhibitions

How the West was Fun! Circus, Saddles and the Silver Screen

How the West was Fun! Circus, Saddles and the Silver Screen Open – March 2020 Mosey on over to the Witte Museum to see original posters, photographs, artifacts and films of the Wild West. How the West Was Fun! Circus, Saddles and the Silver Screen opens September 21st. Wild West Shows and their performers led… Read more »

Mythic Creatures: Dragons, Unicorns & Mermaids

Mythic Creatures: Dragons, Unicorns & Mermaids Now Open – January 12, 2020 Did dragons, unicorns and mermaids exist? The Witte Museum hosts an innovative exhibition with a beautiful blend of reality and fantasy. Mythic Creatures: Dragons, Unicorns and Mermaids explores the science and history behind some of the world’s most popular imaginary creatures. Today, dragons, unicorns… Read more »

Ancestral Visions: Yarn Paintings of a Huichol Shaman

Ancestral Visions: Yarn Paintings of a Huichol Shaman  Open – March 1, 2019 Included with Witte General Admission Ancestral Visions: Yarn Paintings of a Huichol Shamanis an exhibition of visionary yarn paintings by legendary Huichol shaman-artist José Benítez Sánchez. Now open at the Witte Museum, these 31 visions — crafted not of paint but of yarn… Read more »

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 »

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 »