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March 2011 Events - Witte Museum
Witte Museum

March, 2011

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March is the busiest month of the year for the Witte Museum. And March 2011 should be no exception, considering the popularity of our current featured exhibit, Amazon Voyage: Vicious Fishes and Other Riches. Our many visitors, from schoolchildren packed in yellow buses to exhuberant Spring Breakers, will keep us happily occupied. Come join the fun. As a Witte member, you are not just a visitor. You are part of the family, and we are always glad to see you.

Upcoming Exhibit

Miradas: Mexican Art from the
Bank of America Collection
March 12 through August 21
Piper Memorial Wing

Javier Chavira (1971- )

El guerrero (The Warrior), 2004

Acrylic and crayon on paper

Provided by Bank of America Art in our Communities™ program


This exhibition examines and celebrats work by artists on both sides of the border, American and Mexican, to reveal a variety of cultural aspects as they emerged in the years after the Mexican Revolution to the present day. This unique survey of more than 130 works takes a close look at paintings, prints and photographs created over the past 80 years. The featured works are by some of Mexico's best-known artists, including Diego Rivera, Rufino Tamayo, Gabriel Orozco, Manuel Alvarez Bravo, David Alfaro Siqueiros and Gunther Gerzso, as well as many well-known American artists who worked in Mexico such as Edward Weston, Paul Strang and Harry Callahan.


This exhibition is provided by Bank of America Art in our Communities program.

Just For Kids

Spring Break Adventure Club:

Amazon Adventure

Monday, March 14 - Friday, March 18

9 a.m. - 5 p.m.


This week-long exhibit exploration of Amazon Voyage: Vicious Fishes and Other Richers comes alive with hands-on and fun interactives, original artifacts, live fish and other creatures!


At Home in the Rainforest
Spend the week transforming the classroom into an Amazon rainforest



Riches of the Rainforest

Investigate and taste your way through the foods and plants of this amazing Amazon.



Survival of the Fishest

Investigate the wacky ways fish adapt to this unique habitat.



Losing It!

Explore how we can save some of the coolest creatures on earth.



A Day as an Amazonian

Spend a day as a Yanomami child with traditional body art, games and music.


Camps for children in grades 1 - 2 and 3 - 5. Cost is $180 per week for museum members and $230 per week for non-members. A limited number of need-based scholarships are available on a first come, first served basis. For more information or to make reservations, call 210.357.1910 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              210.357.1910      end_of_the_skype_highlighting.


Magic Lantern Shows

Saturday, March 12

11 a.m. and 2 p.m.


Join us for two spectacular Magic Lantern Shows, featuring a magnificent double magic lantern from the 1880s, The Rajah.


Jack Judson will present a program of the History of the Magic Lantern with materials drawn from the Judson Collection at the Magic Lantern Castle Museum. The program will include its history, dramatic lighting of the Limelight and specially prepared projections of Joseph Boggs Beale wash drawings hand-painted on glass, as well as historic photographic images of early San Antonio. A rousing rendition of the Star-Spangled Banner will play in commemoration of the War of 1812. Included with museum admission.


Witte Society Jazz

in the Treetops

Friday, March 25

7 - 10 p.m.


Join us for live music under the stars on the rooftop of the H-E-B Science Treehouse. Don't miss a night of classic Rat Pack tunes by the South Texas Jazz Quartet. Invite your friends! All Witte Society, Explorers, Voyages and Quillin Society members are Free. All other members and prospective members are $25 per person (must be 21 and over to attend).


Savory Snacks provided by El Jarro. Vodka Cocktails by Enchanted Rock Vodka. Reservations are required by March 22. Call 210.357.1922 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              210.357.1922      end_of_the_skype_highlighting or e-mail to save your spot.


From the Acequia

Madre to

Mission Reach:

Celebrating World Water Day

Saturday, March 26

1 - 4 p.m.


From its early Spanish history to the contemporary restoration, join the Witte in celebrating the San Antonio River on World Water Day. The Witte, in collaboration with the San Antonio River Authority, San Antonio Water System and the Edward's Aquifer Authority will explore this year's theme, Urban Water Management, by diving into the historty, the science and ecology of San Antonio's own urban river. Included with museum admission.

Witte News:

Witte Society
Phone-a-thon 2011


Help Us Feed the Fishes!

Sorry if we missed your during the Phone-a-thon. The Witte is still taking donations in support of the Phone-a-thon held at the end of February. Thank you to all who have donated! Funds raised this year will support the exciting new exhibition, Amazon Voyage: Vicious Fishes and Other Riches. All generous donors who give a gift of $100 or more will be invited to a special After Hours Evening at the Witte. Visit with the animal caregivers as they care for and feed the visiting piranha, stingrays and parrot.


Click here to donate online!


March 12 - August 21

Miradas: Mexican Art from the Bank of America Collection


Through September 5

Amazon Voyage: Vicious Fishes & Other Riches


Through September 5

Water in Motion: A Visual History of the San Antonio River


Through March 20

Porfirio Salinas: Painting South Texas



Click here to see our Spring 2011 Member


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