Newsflash! S.A. Museum of Art Contemporary Curator Departing for NYC

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SAMA Contemporary Art Curator Anna Stothart previews the “28 Chinese” exhibit. Photo by Page Graham for Glasstire.com.

From a San Antonio Museum of Art press release:

Anna Stothart, Brown Foundation Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, has announced that she is taking a newly created position as a Director at Lehmann Maupin Gallery in New York City. Stothart joined the Museum in 2015, and since then has expanded the contemporary art program at the Museum through presenting two traveling exhibitions—28 Chinese and Corita Kent and the Language of Pop—and with the recent re-installation of the contemporary galleries.

“Anna has fostered relationships with the art community, installed two exhibitions, and brought new exciting acquisitions into the collection, including two important works by emerging artists— the mixed media loveseat (2015) by Sarah Cain and the abstract painting Open Reverse Bottom (Dots) (2015) by Matt Connors,” said Katie Luber, the Kelso Director. “She has left her mark and helped the Museum in its evolution to be a world-class Museum. We will miss her, but we wish her well in this next step in her career.”

Stothart’s responsibilities at Lehmann Maupin will include overseeing and generating written content and programming for the gallery. She will focus on museum and major collector acquisitions. “It is with sadness that I leave San Antonio. I leave behind great friends and colleagues, a welcoming art community, and a wonderful museum. This was an incredible opportunity that I couldn’t pass up,” said Stothart. “I look forward to furthering my connection to San Antonio through the Museum, and the city’s collectors and artists.”

Stay tuned for updates…

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Havana Art Biennial: A San Antonio Perspective

Public art installation on the Malecon boulevard along the Havana waterfront. El Morro, a 17th-century fort, is in the background. Photo by Page Graham, June 2015.

Public art installation on the Malecon boulevard along the Havana waterfront. El Morro, a 17th-century fort, is in the background. Photo by Page Graham, June 2015.

Please join the Southwest School of Art for a special panel discussion with Tami Kegley, Paula Owen, Gary Sweeney an Luisa Wheeler on their experience at the 12th Havana Art Biennial and recent travels through Cuba.

The event will be held Tuesday, June 30th, 2015 at 5:30 pm. The panel discussion will be held at the Russell Hill Rodgers Lecture Hall at the Navarro Campus (300 Augusta Street, San Antonio, TX 78205).

Drinks and small bites will be served. Please RSVP to jnance@swschool.org

Check out the facebook event listing here: https://www.facebook.com/events/915115015198213/915150098528038/

Photo Gallery: 30 Day Rx at Ruiz-Healy Art

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By Patty Ortiz

Known for art that is conceptually based and highly formal, Jesse Amado’s practice occupies the liminal space that hovers between life and art. Born and raised in San Antonio, Texas, he received his BA in English from the University of Texas at Austin and his BFA and MFA from the University of Texas at San Antonio. Amado resided in both Texas and New York City for many years, but has now chosen to live in his hometown full time.

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Jesse Amado: 30 Day Rx at Ruiz-Healy Art

Jesse Amado, Tablet #1, 2015. Image courtesy Ruiz-Healy Art.

Jesse Amado, Tablet #1, 2015. Image courtesy Ruiz-Healy Art.

Known for his conceptually based art practice, Amado was born in San Antonio, Texas. He received his BA in English from the University of Texas at Austin and his BFA and MFA from the University of Texas at San Antonio. Amado resided in both Texas and New York City for many years, but has now chosen to live in his hometown full time.
The works in 30 Day Rx are informed by Amado’s recent personal experience with illness and prescription drugs. Focusing on the gamut of ways that pharmaceuticals inflect our daily lives, Amado reveals the beauty, power, and consequences of living in bodies consisting of, and charged with, chemicals. Take a dose.
30 Day Rx runs from April 30 through June 6, 2015 at Ruiz-Healy Art, located at 210-A East Olmos Drive in Olmos Park. There will be a cocktail reception Thursday, April 30, 6:00-8:00 pm. An artist Talk moderated by Patty Ortiz will be held Saturday, May 9, 2015, at 1:00 pm.

Ruiz-Healy Art: History of Text in Visual Art with Ruben Cordova, Ph.D.

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This Saturday, April 11, at 1pm, Ruiz-Healy Art is hosting to an informative discussion with guest lecturer Ruben Cordova, Ph.D. This talk will contextualize the exhibition More than Words:Text-Based Artworks and provide insights into the history of text in the visual arts. Some of the artists will be in attendance for a Q & A.

Ruiz-Healy Art is located close to the traffic circle in Olmos Park at 201-A East Olmos Drive.

McNay Lecture: The Search for the Perfect Work of Art

unnamedAs International Chairman of Post-War and Contemporary Development at Christie’s, Amy Cappellazzo helped hundreds of collectors, both veteran and novice, build their dream collections. Now as founder and principal of her own independent firm, Art Agency Partners, Cappellazzo recounts her experiences from pioneering online auctions, to navigating intricate international deals, to directing record-setting sales.

Cappellazzo will be giving a lecture at the Chiego Lecture Hall at the McNay Museum of Art on Thursday, April 16 at 6:30pm.