In addition to being located right on the historic River Walk, our San Antonio hotel was also just a few doors down from the Briscoe Western Art Museum.I visited the museum on Saturday while Carol was doing homework.
It's a small but wonderful museum with a great selection of Western art...
|detail from Palo Duro Breeze by Xiang Zhang|
The main floor houses two full-size vehicles; a mail coach...
and a covered wagon.
I especially liked the wagon's tacky details.
That's some A+ re-purposing there!
Since this is San Antonio, there was also a room dedicated to the Alamo.
I don't have a deep interest in military history, but I do enjoy intense dioramas like this one. It's like a live show scene class on steroids.
Of course, most of my visit was spent in the Saddle Gallery.
So many wonderful Western,
|early Texas saddle, circa 1834|
|Guerra family saddle, circa 1900's|
|Spanish saddle, circa 1750's|