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San Antonio Museum of Art Presents SAPLF Great Books Seminar Series

The San Antonio Museum of Art (SAMA) presents the San Antonio Public Library Foundation Great Books Seminar Series. The seminars are modeled after the great books program at St. John’s College. Paul Martin of Martin Capital Advisors will lead each series of seminars. The events will be held in one of SAMA’s galleries.

Seminar Dates

  • Saturday, January 12
    Readings from two Platonic dialogues, Symposium and Phaedrus, in the Aphrodite and the Gods of Love exhibition in the Cowden gallery
  • Saturday, February 9
    Meditations by Marcus Aurelius in the Roman gallery
  • Saturday, March 9
    Jorge Borges, The Circular Ruins, in the Contemporary gallery
  • Saturday, April 13
    Shakespeare, Julius Caesar in the Roman gallery


The seminars are from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m. Hors d’oeurves will be available until 5:30 p.m. as patrons arrive. The discussion will be from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Optional dinner in SAMA’s CafĂ© des Artistes begins at 6:30 p.m.


The cost for individual seminars is $15 for members and $25 for non-members. The cost for the series is $50 for members and $80 for non-members. Payment is due upon reservation. Call 210.978.8121 to register.


Reading material for the January seminar will be provided. Patrons will be responsible for acquiring their own copies of the reading material. Reading materials will be made available in the SAMA Shop.

San Antonio Museum of Art

The San Antonio Museum of Art is located at 200 West Jones Avenue, San Antonio, Texas 78215. Visit them online at for more information.

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