Briscoe Western Art Museum

210 W. Market Street

The Briscoe Western Art Museum, located on the banks of the historic San Antonio River Walk, brings to life the vibrant culture and heritage of the Western United States. The Museum offers a permanent collection of Western art and artifacts related to the American cowboy, American Indian, the Vaquero, pioneering women and the many diverse groups that forged the American West. 

Highlights of the museum include Pancho Villa’s last known saddle, an interactive diorama of the Alamo conflict, a restored chuck wagon, and Santa Anna’s ceremonial sword.



Through the preservation of the art, history, and culture of the American West, the Briscoe Western Art Museum inspires and educates the public with engaging exhibitions, educational programs, and public events reflective of the region’s rich traditions and shared heritage. 



INTEGRITY – We value honesty, fairness, and transparency with our stakeholders, colleagues, and members of the community, and strive for the highest level of excellence.  

RESPECT – We value mutual respect in our relationships with stakeholders, staff, and the community at large as well as with the art and artifacts under our stewardship.   

CREATIVITY – We value creativity in the art and culture of the American West as demonstrated in our collections, programs, and exhibitions.   

LEADERSHIP – We value leadership and will demonstrate the highest standards and best practices with all professional endeavors — both internally as an institution and in our personal relationships with the community.