November 20, 2019

Catch These Three Can't-Miss Exhibitions at San Antonio Museums Before They're Gone

As we tumble into December, it's not just the decade that's coming to a close – three major exhibitions at the San Antonio Museum of Art, McNay Art Museum and Witte Museum are also nearing their end. That being said, there's still a whole month to check out some beautiful works of art before they're gone, from paintings and crafts by Victorian masters at SAMA to magical creatures both real and imagined at the Witte. Still need convincing? We've rounded up a sampling of what's on view so you can see just what you're missing.
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"Victorian Radicals: From the Pre-Raphaelites to the Arts & Crafts Movement" at the San Antonio Museum of Art, on view through Jan. 5, 2020200 W. Jones Ave., (210) 978-8100,
samuseum.org
Dante Gabriel Rossetti: La Donna della Finestra, 1881 
Oil on canvas with underdrawing in chalk and pencil 
Photo courtesy of the San Antonio Museum of Art
"Victorian Radicals: From the Pre-Raphaelites to the Arts & Crafts Movement" at the San Antonio Museum of Art, on view through Jan. 5, 2020
200 W. Jones Ave., (210) 978-8100, samuseum.org

Dante Gabriel Rossetti: La Donna della Finestra, 1881
Oil on canvas with underdrawing in chalk and pencil
Photo courtesy of the San Antonio Museum of Art
Dante Gabriel Rossetti: Proserpine, 1881–82 
Oil on canvas 
Photo courtesy of the San Antonio Museum of Art
Dante Gabriel Rossetti: Proserpine, 1881–82
Oil on canvas
Photo courtesy of the San Antonio Museum of Art
Henry Wallis: Chatterton (The Death of Chatterton), 1856–58 
Oil on mahogany 
Photo courtesy of the San Antonio Museum of Art
Henry Wallis: Chatterton (The Death of Chatterton), 1856–58
Oil on mahogany
Photo courtesy of the San Antonio Museum of Art
Designed and made by George Frampton: The Christabel Necklace, 1893 
Silver gilt, champlevé enamel, pearls, and opals 
Photo courtesy of the San Antonio Museum of Art
Designed and made by George Frampton: The Christabel Necklace, 1893
Silver gilt, champlevé enamel, pearls, and opals
Photo courtesy of the San Antonio Museum of Art
Frederick Sandys: Morgan le Fay, 1864 
Oil on composite wood 
Photo courtesy of the San Antonio Museum of Art
Frederick Sandys: Morgan le Fay, 1864
Oil on composite wood
Photo courtesy of the San Antonio Museum of Art
Frederick Sandys: Medea, 1866-68 
Oil on composite wood with gilding 
Photo courtesy of the San Antonio Museum of Art
Frederick Sandys: Medea, 1866-68
Oil on composite wood with gilding
Photo courtesy of the San Antonio Museum of Art
Joseph Southall: Sigismonda (or Gismonda), 1897 
Tempera on linen 
Photo courtesy of the San Antonio Museum of Art
Joseph Southall: Sigismonda (or Gismonda), 1897
Tempera on linen
Photo courtesy of the San Antonio Museum of Art
Designed by William Frend De Morgan, manufactured by Merton Abbey Pottery: Peacock vase, ca. 1885 
Earthenware, thrown and painted in colors over white slip 
Photo courtesy of the San Antonio Museum of Art
Designed by William Frend De Morgan, manufactured by Merton Abbey Pottery: Peacock vase, ca. 1885
Earthenware, thrown and painted in colors over white slip
Photo courtesy of the San Antonio Museum of Art
"Picasso to Hockney: Modern Art on Stage" at the McNay Art Museum, on view through Dec. 29, 20196000 N. New Braunfels Ave., (210) 824-5368,
mcnayart.org
Pablo Picasso: Scene design for Pulcinella, ca. 1920 
Watercolor and gouache on paper 
Photo courtesy of the McNay Art Museum
"Picasso to Hockney: Modern Art on Stage" at the McNay Art Museum, on view through Dec. 29, 2019
6000 N. New Braunfels Ave., (210) 824-5368, mcnayart.org

Pablo Picasso: Scene design for Pulcinella, ca. 1920
Watercolor and gouache on paper
Photo courtesy of the McNay Art Museum
Robert Indiana: Design for starboard view, Ship of State - Bicentennial Procession, in The Mother of Us All, 1976 
Cut paper 
Photo courtesy of the McNay Art Museum
Robert Indiana: Design for starboard view, Ship of State - Bicentennial Procession, in The Mother of Us All, 1976
Cut paper
Photo courtesy of the McNay Art Museum