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April 2011 WittE-Newsletter
Witte Museum

April, 2011

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Spring is always a busy season of fun events, presentations, musical performances...and thousands of school children at the Witte. What fun! Our Amazon Voyage: Vicious Fishes and Other Riches exhibit is a crowd pleaser, along with the Miradas exhibit of Mexican art and the 2011 Fiesta exhibit. Remember, there is always a special members' line to get you in quickly, so make a date to enjoy your Witte Museum soon.

Upcoming Exhibit

A Night at the Museum:
Fiesta Trains
Inspired by Museums of the World
April 7 through July 31
Betty Coates Textile Gallery

The Witte Museum's 2011 annual Fiesta exhibition, A Night at the Museum, is a selection of 11 gowns and trains featuring elements inspired by art and museums. Guest Curator for the 2011 Fiesta exhibition, Lucille Travis, with the assistance of volunteers Sallie Thomas and Carol Canty, chose trains based on their designs in a variety of colors from several courts of the Order of the Alamo Coronations.


A Night at the Museum: Fiesta Trains Inspired by Museums of the World is generously supported by Lucille and Jim Travis and the Fiesta® San Antonio Commission, Inc.


Members' Opening
Wednesday, April 6
6 - 8 p.m.

Join us to celebrate Fiesta 2011!

Call 210.357.1930 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              210.357.1930      end_of_the_skype_highlighting to make reservations.

Amazon Programming

Amazing Amazon Family Day

Saturday, April 2

  • Hide and Seek
    10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
    How do animals hide in the rain forest of the Amazon River? Find out by making a camouflage vest then disppear in a kaleidoscope of jungle colors! Capture the disappearing act in a photo opportunity. Designed for families with children ages 3 - 5. Included with museum admission.
  • Creative Camouflage
    Noon - 2 p.m.
    Create a master of disguise—an animal that hides and survives as you discover the "life and death" role of camouflage in the Amazon River. Listen to and mimic the sounds of the jungle. Designed for the entire family. Included with museum admission.

Plus! Check out some of the real jungle animals when Zoomagination makes an appearance in the Amazon Voyage exhibit from Noon - 1 p.m. with live animals including a boa constrictor, macaw, sloth and tarantula from South America.


Sunday Jazz at the Witte

Sunday, April 10
4 - 7 p.m.


Sunday Jazz at the Witte is returning for its 7th season! Join us for the opening performance by the Ron Wilkens 4-tet. Bring the entire family and a blanket or lawn chair and pick a spot in the courtyard. Sunday Jazz continues every second Sunday of the month through November.


For the full schedule, click here.


Food and beverages will be available for purchase, provided by Tost Bistro. Museum galleries close at 5 p.m., however the H-E-B Science Treehouse will remain open until 7 p.m. Included with museum admission. This event is held rain or shine. In the case of rain, the Witte has great indoor facilities.


Snakes and Samba

Thursday, April 28

6 - 9 p.m.


Experience the Witte Museum after hours during an evening exclusively for adults (21 and older) that mixes cocktails, conversation and innovative museum cultural programs. Enjoy complimentary hors d' oeuvres and live music while learning sultry samba steps, meeting the live piranha and having your picture taken in jungle apparel. Have no fear...real, faux or feathered, these boas don't bite!


Admission is $20 in advance or at the door and $15 for Witte members. Purchase tickets online prior to April 26 and be entered into a drawing for an exotic prize package! For more information or to purchase your tickets, click here or call 210.357.1910 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              210.357.1910      end_of_the_skype_highlighting.


This adventure is for guests 21 and older only. Cash bar available. Admission into Amazon Voyage: Vicious Fishes and Other Riches is included with ticket purchase.


Catering provided by Fresh Horizons Creative Catering
Photo station provided by Professional Images Photography
Entertainment provided by Samba Vida Performance Company

Witte News:

The Witte's 2011 official Fiesta pin is now available for purchase in the Museum Store!


This pin was inspired by the train worn by Duchess of Jewels and Ageless Art, Camilla Beatrice Mueller, in the 1959 Coronation, the Court of Courts. The train, themed as "time brightens magnificent jewels of art," boasts an artist's palette, tubes of sequined paint, an urn on a pedastal, a mirror, a jewel chest and an hourglass of blue cut jewels and gold sequined sand.


Pin: $5
Medal: $7


Visit MAX's Wine Dive and Support the Witte Museum!

The Witte Museum is excited to be chosen as MAX's Wine Dive's community partner. You can visit MAX's, enjoy great food and support the Witte all at the same time. Through September, MAX's will have a menu item inspired by the Amazon Voyage: Vicious Fishes and Other Riches exhibit, with a portion of the proceeds being donated to the Witte Museum.

In celebration of Fiesta, MAX's Wine Dive has created a super sweet treat, the Maxed-Out Tres Leches! When patrons order this mouth-watering dessert during Fiesta, they will not only receive a delicious chocolate cake soaked in Ibarra Mexican chocolate milk, but they will also receive one of MAX's Wine Dive's very first Fiesta Medals.


April 7 through July 31

A Night at the Museum: Fiesta Trains Inspired by Museums of the World


Through 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



Click here to see our Spring 2011 Member Newsletter


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