Western art - Todd Connor (b. 1964),
Todd Connor (b. 1964), "The Widow and the Widower," 2022, oil on canvas, 36 x 30 in., winner of the 2023 Night of Artists Museum Purchase Award

The Briscoe Western Art Museum will soon host its much-anticipated Night of Artists, a selling exhibition featuring more than 280 new paintings, sculptures, and mixed media works by over 85 Western artists. Their pieces encompass landscapes, wildlife, portraiture, and scenes of Native Americans and cowboys.

Kim Wiggins, "Fruit Stand at Verlarde," oil, 12 x 16 in.
Kim Wiggins, “Fruit Stand at Verlarde,” oil, 12 x 16 in.

During the festive opening weekend (March 22–23, 2024), the museum will offer events including a collectors’ summit, preview dinner, awards breakfast, live auction, exhibition opening, and “luck of the draw” sale. Then, from March 24 through May 5, unsold works will be available to view and purchase at fixed prices. Tickets for the opening events are available via the museum’s website.

western art landscape painting
Kenny McKenna, “Palo Duro Wash,” oil, 42 x 30 in.

Located along the San Antonio River Walk, the Briscoe Western Art Museum’s main building was constructed in the 1930s as a public library. After an extensive renovation, the museum opened in 2013, and a branch of the public library still operates on the first floor.

western art equine art painting of horses
Abigail Gutting,” Of Ballads and Fables,” oil on linen, 30 x 48 in.

The institution is named in honor of the late Texas Governor Dolph Briscoe, Jr., and his wife, Janey Slaughter Briscoe, who envisioned a museum that would share the story of Western heritage and the remarkable people behind it. This year is especially momentous because the museum has recently produced the first publication surveying its rich and growing permanent collection.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here