Andy Warhol / Billy Schenck Exhibit
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Andy Warhol / Billy Schenck Exhibit

Through September 3rd

Location: Briscoe Western Art Museum

Two exhibitions—rooted in American Pop Art—pay tribute to America’s collective mythology of the West.

ANDY WARHOL was the undisputed leader of American Pop Art—a movement characterized by the use of household items, advertising images, and commercial printing techniques. Warhol’s 1986 Cowboys & Indians series pays tribute to the archetypal symbols of a popular and romanticized version of the American West.

BILLY SCHENCK, founder of the Western Pop Art movement, was inspired by Warhol in the 1970s and has been called the “Warhol of the West.” In this retrospective of his work, Schenck combines influences from film, comics, and his many artist heroes in a testament to the West’s compelling iconography.

The exhibitions are included with museum admission. Members are always FREE.

Exhibitions organized by the Briscoe Western Art Museum. Presenting sponsorship generously provided by Wyatt Ranches. Sponsored by the City of San Antonio Department of Arts and Culture. Additional support made possible by Jack and Valerie Guenther, Billy Schenck, and the Host Committee.

CLICK HERE FOR WARHOL | SCHENCK EXHIBITION FACT SHEET

RELATED PROGRAMMING

June 5 (Tuesday)
6:30pm
Drop-In Tour
Docent-led, 30-minute tour focused on our summer exhibitions by Andy Warhol and Billy Schenck. Museum admission is free from 4:00-9:00pm. No reservations required.
June 16 (Saturday)
2:00pm
Voices of the West: Distinguished Lecture SeriesSeth Hopkins, Executive Director, Booth Western Art Museum
Andy Warhol’s West: Playing with Cowboys and IndiansHopkins discusses Andy Warhol’s Cowboys and Indians suite, one of the last major projects completed prior to the artists death in 1987, along with his other Western-themed work and its influence on other Western artists. Held in conjunction with Andy Warhol: Cowboys and Indians exhibition. Free for members | $10 Non-members (includes museum admission).
June 19 (Tuesday)
6:00pm
Briscoe Summer Film Series: Warhol and the WesternThe Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962/123min./NR)Starring John Wayne, James Stewart, and Lee Marvin. $5 Suggested donation. Free beer and popcorn.
June 26 (Tuesday)6:30pmDrop-In Tour
Docent-led, 30-minute tour focused on our summer exhibitions by Andy Warhol and Billy Schenck. Museum admission is free from 4:00-9:00pm. No reservations required.


Museum Hours & Admission

Tuesday, 10:00am - 9:00pm (Free Museum Admission from 4-9pm)

Wednesday - Sunday, 10:00am - 5:00pm

Admission:

  • FREE for Members
  • $10 Adults
  • $8 Seniors (65+), Students (with valid ID), and Retired Military
  • Children 12 & under, Active Military and their Family* are FREE!
  • Discounts are available for North American Reciprocal Museum (NARM) Members

* up to four (4) people

HOLIDAY SCHEDULE

New Year’s Day (Jan 1) - Museum open
MLK Jr. Day (Jan 15) - Museum open
President’s Day (Feb 19) - Museum open
Easter Sunday (April 1) - Museum closed
Battle of Flowers Parade (April 27) - Museum closed
Memorial Day (May 28) - Museum open
Independence Day (July 4) - Museum open
Labor Day (Sept 3) - Museum open
Columbus Day (Oct 8) - Museum open
Veteran’s Day (Nov 11) - Museum open
Thanksgiving Day (Nov 22) - Museum closed
Friday after Thanksgiving (Nov 23) - Museum open
Christmas Day (Dec 25) - Museum closed

Accessibility

Due to the historic nature of the Briscoe Western Art Museum building, we are only able to accommodate wheelchair entrance to the Museum from our Market Street entrance ramp. Visitors arriving or exiting from the River Entrance should continue on to the Market Street entrance ramp or contact our on-site security personnel for further assistance. For visitors with special needs please call 210.299.4499 for more information.

Andy Warhol / Billy Schenck Exhibit