San Antonio Collects: Theodore Gentilz and Mission Life of San Antonio and Northern Mexico
San Antonio Museum of Art
March 2 through May 20, 2012
The upcoming exhibition San Antonio Collects: Theodore Gentilz and Mission Life of San Antonio and Northern Mexico opening on March 2, 2012 at the San Antonio Museum of Art features sketches and paintings of French-born artist Theodore Gentilz and provides an important and fascinating window on the rich tapestry of life in South Texas and Northern Mexico during the second half of the 19th century. The images offer up visual memories of people, places, customs, and architecture from the end of the Republic of Texas until the dawn of the 20th century and remind us, as San Antonians, of our own rich cultural roots.
Check out www.samuseum.org for a full list of upcoming events related to the exhibition.
St. Mary’s University, where Gentilz worked as the schools first professor of art, along with the Witte Museum, Villa Finale, private collectors Larry Sheerin and Bob and Betty Kelso have graciously loaned the Museum pieces from their collections for the exhibition.