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Of Texas RIvers & Texas Art: September 2 - November 26, 2017

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SAN ANTONIO – Water has shaped Texas, both in geography and culture. The San Antonio River has served as a natural highway, creating Discover how Texas Rivers directly impact daily lives, industrial activity, the economy, recreation, wellness and agriculture in Of Texas Rivers & Texas Art opening Saturday, September 2.

Texas Rivers have inspired artists for generations. Explore works from 20 different contemporary Texas artists, including Randy Bacon, Mary Baxter, David Caton, Margie Crisp, Debbie Stevens and William Young. Celebrate the collection of work that serves as an homage to the strong inspiration that rivers have provided for literature, music and art. The accompanying catalogue, also entitled Of Texas Rivers & Texas Art, is published by Texas A&M University Press and will be available for purchase in the Bolner Family Museum Store.

The Witte Museum is proud to present Andrew Sansom, Executive Director of the Meadows Center for Water and the Environment at Texas State University and a leading Texas Conservationist and co-editor of the publication Of Texas Rivers  & Texas Art, on Wednesday, November 15, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. for a presentation on the exhibition as a part of the Louis A. and Frances B. Wagner Series.

Of Texas Rivers & Texas Art is generously supported by the San Antonio River Authority and the Dalkowitz Charitable Trust, Bank of America, N.A., Trustee.

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About the Witte Museum:

Founded in 1926, the Witte Museum is located on the banks of the San Antonio River in Brackenridge Park and is San Antonio’s premier museum promoting lifelong learning through innovative exhibitions, programs and collections in natural history, science and South Texas heritage.