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Explore Your City Through Art & HistorySBy Kathi Holzschuheran Antonio has some notable art museums that are also quite unique. Summer is an excellent time to plana visit, stay indoors, and beat the heat! Briscoe Western Art, located on the Riverwalk, consistently ranks number one for art in local surveys. Western art and artifacts depicting the American cowboy, American Indian, Vaquero, and other cultures that shaped the American West are on permanent display. Briscoe is open Wednesday through Monday, 10am-5pm. San Antonio and Bexar County residents can visit free on the first Sunday of each month.Active-duty military is always free.On display now through September 5, aunique exhibit, The Sons of Charlie Russell: The Cowboy Artists of America, including 70 works of art, encompassing paintings, sculpture, and works on paper, dating from1890 to the present-day from 40 artists. Check out the McNay Art Museum if cowboy art isn’t your thing. There are exhibits for every fascination throughout the summer, from The Great Stage of Texas, to Drawn In S.A. to The Art of S.A. Eats, which depicts local food lingo through art. There is also a small, permanent exhibit ofimpressionist works.Holocaust Memorial Museum, located on N.W. Military Dr. The permanent exhibit features the atrocities of the twelve years of Nazi rule. Visiting collections Include In America 1933-45: Response to the Holocaust, Seeking Justice-The Real Nazi Hunters, and Times of Betrayal and Defiance-all illuminating the injustices of the era.The museum is open Monday through Friday from 9 am-3pm and 1pm -4pm on the first Sunday. The galleries are available online or in person through self-guiding or scheduled tours. Admission is free; however, a $1 youth and $3 adult donation is requested.Our town’s other history museums include the Institute of Texan Cultures, The Guenther House Museum, Night at the Museum, O. Henry House, and the Alamo Liaison Squadron, all worth a visit.I Spy With My Little Eye... ContestThe museum is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays. Admission is free to military and veterans, students and faculty of local colleges and universities, and children under 12. General admission is free to all on Thursdays from 4 pm to 9 pm and the first Sunday of the month from noon to 5 pm. The museum sits on beautiful landscaping in the Alamo Heights area on North New Braunfels Ave.Other art museums worth noting are the San Antonio Museum of Art, Mexican Cultural Institute, S.A. Art League Gallery and Museum, The Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center, and The S.A. Art Institute.Love history? San Antonio has you covered with an array of history museums.Voted number one (remember?) The Alamo! (and the Long Barracks on-site). The history goes beyond 1836 to its origins as a Spanish mission/church in the early 1700s. The Alamo is open every day, but Christmas, from 9 am-5:30 pm. Admission is free; however, entry to the church requires a free timed ticket reservation. Service animals are welcome, and all public areas are accessible. Visitors can bring their picnic and eat inside the park-just no open containers.Perhaps lesser known in S.A. is theLBy Alissa Reinhardook carefully, search each andevery page, up and down, left andright, front to back, and then back to front.Don’t give up! If you can find the hidden graduates character, you’ll be entered into a drawing to win a $50!Just email the page number and location where you spotted the graduatesto Deadline is June 13, 2022.We hope you’ll have fun with our version of a mini-scavenger hunt within our pages. Good Luck!Congratulations to our MayI Spy winnerJodie MarabellaCongratulationsReagan HS Spirit SeniorsSpiritAnna Gaard, JulieAnna Galvan, Chandler Caswell, Kenzie Pfeiffer, Emily Hultquist, Lillian Corse, Tianlan Li, Alexa Parker 2nd Row L to R:1st row L to R:Allie Maika, Alyssa Cameron, Bella Gutierrez, Payton Johnson, Melissa Houston, Avery Zeeff, Heather Blum, Alexis Bushur, Daniela Gomez, Ximena Moreno, Alexa Hernandez3rd Row L to R:Emily Mendoza, Payton Ortega, Nicole Giasson, Victoria Batiste, Ainsley Holeman, Chloe Halsell, Alexa Gauna, Jenna Small, Mia Antongiovanni4www.stoneoakhighlights.comJune 2022

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