San Antonio, Texas
The Witte Museum is a truly unique San Antonio spot dedicated to telling the story of Texas, from prehistory to present. It’s a place where nature, science and culture meet. The HEB Body Adventure opened in 2014 as the first interactive health experience in the US. The Art of Texas: 250 years, a brand-new exhibit contains over one hundred art pieces, including a painting by Julian Onderdonk, “Chili Queens at the Alamo”, that once resided in the Oval Office during President George W. Bush’s time in the White House.
Texan or not, everyone remembers the Alamo. This historical site was home to one of the most prolific scenes in the history of Texas and is still celebrated and remembered to this day as a place of reverence. As you walk the halls where James Bowie and William B. Travis among many others fought to establish Texas Independence, you can truly feel the weight of the events that transpired. Though the Alamo was a hard-fought defeat for the valiant Texians, the battle cry, "Remember The Alamo" was born and inspired a revolution that shaped not only Texas but the United States as a whole.
Located at the cultural center of San Antonio sits the Blue Star Arts Complex. Featuring a varied collection of art venues, shops, studios and restaurants. It is the anchor of the San Antonio art scene. This historical piece of the city is the perfect place to live, eat and create. It houses San Antonio’s longest-running contemporary art space with the most cutting edge art around. This mixed-use property along the San Antonio river is the highlight of Southtown and a unique place to experience.
One of the finest collections Contemporary Art and Sculptures in the Southwestern United States is in the McNay Art Museum in San Antonio. The collection consists of over 20,000 objects and ranges from American to European art from Medieval to Modern. The museum resides in a 1929 mansion with deep ties to the art community. The Andy Warhol portraits are must-sees and the collection features pieces from renowned artists such as Pablo Picasso, Georgia O’Keeffe, Henri Matisse and countless others.
The Tobin Center for the Performing Arts is a world-class venue that promotes a diverse range of cultural, educational and artistic experiences. Located along the Riverwalk, the Tobin Center provided a culturally enriching experience that shines a beacon of creativity on San Antonio. Live performances such as the Symphony, Opera, Comedy Specials are just a few of the options offered at the Tobin Center. The historic Municipal Auditorium still has its original facade preserved and serves as the backdrop for some incredible live performances.