LUXE Travellers visiting San Antonia will appreciate the recent enhancements to the city's cultural highlights. This includes a $100 million expansion of The Witte Museum, a multi-million-dollar transformation of the McNay Art Museum and a $40 million expansion of the San Antonio Botanical Garden.
But there's more: San Antonio will be gaining a new art museum, Ruby City, which is set to open on the 13th October 2019.
Ruby City is the dream made reality of the late philanthropist Linda Pace, who envisioned a dedicated space for contemporary works by both local and internationally acclaimed artists. It is part of a larger campus including Chris Park, a public green space named in memory of Pace’s son, and Studio, an exhibition space presenting curated shows throughout the year.
Building on the Linda Pace Foundation Collection of more than 900 works, the inaugural exhibition will be presented in three parts, entitled ‘Waking Dream’, ‘Isaac Julien: Playtime’ and ‘Jewels in the Concrete’.
LUXE Travellers can also look forward to a celebration of Mexican artist Sebastián, in the exclusive city-wide exhibit “Sebastian in San Antonio: 50+ Years/20+ sites/100+ works.” Sebastián is best known for his monumental sculptures displayed permanently in over 20 countries including Germany, Brazil and Japan, but San Antonio holds special significance with his iconic “La Antorcha de la Amistad” sculpture a notable part of the city’s skyline. More than 100 Sebastián works will be on display from September 2019 to May 2020.
The explosion of cultural institutions and art programs in San Antonio, including a number of remarkable exhibitions, places it firmly in the art world’s spotlight.