brisc1One of the things I like to do when visiting a new city is check out the local museums. When I discovered that San Antonio was the home of museum dedicated to the art of the American West – the Briscoe Western Art Museum – I knew it was a must visit.

About the Briscoe Western Art Museum: “The Briscoe Western Art Museum, named in honor of the late Texas Governor, Dolph Briscoe, Jr. and his wife, Janey, preserves and interprets the art, history, and culture of the American West through engaging exhibitions, educational programs, and public events reflective of the region’s rich traditions and shared heritage. Located on San Antonio’s famed River Walk, the institution is housed in San Antonio’s first Public Library and newly constructed pavilion designed by the nationally recognized architecture firm Lake|Flato.  The Briscoe Campus consists of the historic Museum building, the Jack Guenther Pavilion and the adjacent McNutt Sculpture Garden spread across one-and-a-quarter acres in downtown San Antonio.”

Currently on exhibition at the Briscoe Museum of Western Art is Ansel Adams: Distance and Detail, which offers a wonderful look at the great photographer’s work in an intimate setting.

brisc2About Ansel Adams: Distance and Detail at San Antonio’s Briscoe Museum of Western Art: “Ansel Adams: Distance and Detail, offers an opportunity to view thirty of Adams’ works including pieces as well-known as Moonrise over Hernandez alongside his lesser known studies of architectural subjects such as the Spanish Catholic Missions in Arizona.  The exhibition combines the distant views for which Adams is exalted as well as his lesser known work showing close-up and personal interpretations of the photographer’s complete vision of the natural world. These photographs, made between 1931 and 1976, provide an in-depth look at the work of one of America’s best known Modernists and folk heroes.”

Ansel Adams: Distance and Detail continues at San Antonio’s Briscoe Museum of Western Art through December 15, 2016.

Visit San Antonio’s Briscoe Museum of Western Art online here.