Art is the Stored Honey of the Human Soul: Art San Antonio Style

I’m finally getting around to sharing some favorite images from my trip to San Antonio last spring, where I was lucky enough to have traveling companions who were amenable to visiting not just one but two art museums: the San Antonio Museum of Art and the McNay Art Museum. Although both museums have good websites, they don’t necessarily include more information about everything I show below.  I’m including links to more information where I can (click on the picture), so delve in wherever you like. And if you visit, keep in mind that both museums have convenient free hours on evenings every week and some weekends, so you really have no excuse for not checking them out. This post is all pictures, and I’ve tried to include the frames where applicable, so scroll through and soothe your soul. Enjoy!

I love this stick figure walking up the wall: Joel Shapiro, Untitled, 2000, McNay Art Museum, San Antonio, TX

I love this stick figure walking up the wall: Joel Shapiro, Untitled, 2000, McNay Art Museum, San Antonio, TX

Pablo Picasso, Portrait of Sylvette, 1954, McNay Art Museum, San Antonio, TX

Pablo Picasso, Portrait of Sylvette, 1954, McNay Art Museum, San Antonio, TX

Georges Braque, Glass, Two Apples, 1935, McNay Art Museum, San Antonio, TX

Amedeo Modigliani, Girl with Blue Eyes, 1918, McNay Museum of Art, San Antonio, TX

Amedeo Modigliani, Girl with Blue Eyes, 1918, McNay Museum of Art, San Antonio, TX

Natalia Gontcharova, Rayonist Dancer, 1916, McNay Art Museum, San Antonio, TX

Natalia Gontcharova, Rayonist Dancer, 1916, McNay Art Museum, San Antonio, TX

Raoul Dufy, Golfe Juan, 1927, McNay Art Museum, San Antonio, TX

Raoul Dufy, Golfe Juan, 1927, McNay Art Museum, San Antonio, TX

Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Lemons and Cup, 1912, McNay Art Museum, San Antonio, TX

One of my beloved bowls: Bowl with Kufic inscription, 10th century Iran, San Antonio Museum of Art

One of my beloved bowls: Bowl with Kufic inscription, 10th century Iran, San Antonio Museum of Art

Another bowl, probably 10 century, San Antonio Museum of Art, San Antonio, TX

Arch in the Courtyard, San Antonio Museum of Art, San Antonio, TX

Arch in the Courtyard, San Antonio Museum of Art, San Antonio, TX

Arch in the courtyard, San Antonio Museum of Art, San Antonio, TX

Arch in the courtyard, San Antonio Museum of Art, San Antonio, TX

San Antonio Museum of Art, San Antonio, TX (in the parking lot)

San Antonio Museum of Art, San Antonio, TX (in the parking lot)

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7 thoughts on “Art is the Stored Honey of the Human Soul: Art San Antonio Style

  1. Fun to see these, Karen. I loved the lesser known works by the well-known artists – it shows that I tend to see the same works over and over again because I visit the same museums over and over. I especially like the Georges Braque!

  2. Thank you so much for sharing these photos. I especially like the Rayonist Dancer and the Picasso. I don’t know much about art but i do know when I see something I like because I get a feeling of stillness inside.

    • I’m glad you liked them! The Rayonist Dancer was so unexpected — never heard of the artist — it was really striking. And what a great way to describe that feeling — I often stop moving and hardly breathe when I see something I like — it is a stillness. Love it!
      Thanks for commenting!

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