Public Art

The history, culture and legacy of San Antonio will be celebrated through a world-class collection of artworks by distinguished local and international artists. New and existing public art installations will showcase San Antonio and Bexar County as a renowned cultural destination where art, culture, people, and place come together to tell San Antonio’s unique story.

Art Commissions

Bexar County, City of San Antonio, and the San Antonio River Foundation are implementing public art commissions to be unveiled as part of the Tricentennial year. Bexar County and the San Antonio River Authority will introduce Confluence Park, and two new public art portals that will enhance the Mission Reach and World Heritage Trail. Bexar County and San Antonio River Authority will unveil new sculptures and murals as part of the San Pedro Creek Arts program that integrate art and culture to the creek as part of the Commemorative Week festivities in May. Finally, Military City USA will celebrate our nation’s five branches of the military as part of a new monumental gateway sculpture welcoming new and graduating cadets, to Joint-Base San Antonio/Lackland AFB.

Donated Artwork and Acquisitions

Two-dimensional and three-dimensional artwork has been donated, purchased and lent to expand the interior art collection at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center. Renowned artists from San Antonio’s past, as well as contemporary working artists, will be permanently installed for a kick-off reception in 2018 that will also honor HemisFair-era legacy murals by Juan O’Gorman, Carlos Merida and Fred Samuelson. Included among these installations will be outdoor artworks gifted to San Antonio from Mexico.

San Antonio Film Commission

Several contests and screenings, sponsored by the San Antonio Film Commission, will take place throughout 2018 that feature films made by local filmmakers and/or filmed on location in San Antonio that showcase the City’s history and vibrancy.

“Confluence: Art at the Convention Center” Exhibit

The City of San Antonio hosts an exhibit for the expanded art collection at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center. The expansion of the art collection, which opens in January 2018, is to complete the “San Antonio Story,” as told through the visual arts, reflecting the City’s growth and dynamic connections to Mexico and Texas history.

“30 Poems for the Tricentennial: A Poetic Legacy”

This initiative uses poetry to recognize the city’s historic anniversary and milestones before and during the founding of San Antonio, to evoke a sense of pride and passion for the City, while promoting the literary and visual arts.

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