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SAMA News, March 2009
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February, 2009

Free Tuesdays: Don't forget every Tuesday evening from 4 to 9pm, SAMA opens its doors for free admission thanks to the JPMorgan Chase Foundation.  Special events and activities include public tours, meditation workshops, and sketching in the galleries. View our calendar for details.

Roman Family DayFirst Sundays for Families at SAMA: Greece and Rome
Sunday, March 1, 1 to 5 pm
Free with Museum admission
New for 2009!
Join Roman re-enactors Legion X Fretensis to dress up in Roman costumes, participate in the Olympics and other fun activities! Children and families are invited to explore the collections, create art and share Sundays with the family.  Enjoy creative and interactive activities like sketching, painting, storytelling, films, performances and more.  

Donald LipskiCurator's Choice Gallery Talk
Tuesday, March 3, 6 pm
Meet at the Front Desk
This month's 25-minute talk will be Innovative Sculpture: Robert Rauschenburg, Donald Lipski, Gene Elder and Dario Robleto, by David S. Rubin, The Brown Foundation Curator of Contemporary Art at SAMA.

John HernandezMembers Preview: Ry Cooder/Vincent Valdez: El Chavez Ravine and John Hernandez: Zoe's Room
Friday, March 13
5 to 8 pm
SAMA Members Only
Join SAMA in celebrating the opening of two new exhibitions by San Antonio artists in the Cowden Gallery. Ry Cooder and Vincent Valdez will present the installation El Chavez Ravine, a mural painted on a 1953 Chevy ice cream truck depicting the displacement of the Los Angeles Chicano community by the developers of Dodger Stadium. Hernandez's installation includes scupltures, wall paintings and drawings referencing everything from Disney to psychedelia.

Roman Family DayLecture: The Discovery of the Nimrud Treasure
Tuesday, March 17 
 7:30 pm
Reception to follow

In 1989 Iraqi archaeologists made a spectacular discovery: a large collection of gold jewelry and precious stones was found in several graves in the ancient city of Nimrud, capital of the Assyrian Empire in the 9th and 8th centuries BC. Dr. Donny George will discuss the Nimrud Treasure and its recovery from a Baghdad bank vault in 2003.

Vincent ValdezReading: Writers Respond to Art

Tuesday, March 31
6:30 pm
Cowden Gallery and Auditorium

Gemini Ink will present readings of original works by poet Jenny Browne, creative non-fiction writer Cary Clack and playwright Vincent Toro in response to the exhibitions Ry Cooder/Vincent Valdez: El Chavez Ravine and John Hernandez: Zoe's Room.

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P 210.978.8100 | F 210.978.8101

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