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Victorian Radicals Helped Shape Contemporary Art – See Their Works This Weekend

The last half of the nineteenth century was a dynamic period for British art. Three generations of young artists and designers revolutionized the visual arts in Britain and beyond by challenging the new industrial world. The San Antonio Museum of Art will introduce visitors to this revolutionary period in art history at their latest exhibit, Victorian Radicals: From the Pre-Raphaelites to the Arts & Crafts Movement. Check it out this Saturday, October 12th!

Victorian Radicals: From the Pre-Raphaelites to the Arts & Crafts Movement explores ideas that preoccupied artists at the time, including the relationship between art and nature, questions of class and gender, the value of handmade versus machine-made, and searching for beauty in an industrial age.

Drawn from the outstanding collection of the City of Birmingham, United Kingdom, the exhibition brings together an array of art to illuminate this period, including paintings, sculptures, silver, glass, and jewelry. It features pioneering artists like Ford Madox Brown, Edward Burne-Jones, William Holman Hunt, William Morris, and Dante Gabriel Rossetti. Many of the works have never been seen outside of the U.K.

“Visitors will see many original, iconic works of the Pre-Raphaelites and the Arts & Crafts Movement that they may have loved from popular culture—as well as discover lesser-known treasures. Poetic, gritty, beautiful, powerful, strange, and wonderful, this exhibition has something for everyone,” said William Keyse Rudolph, Chief Curator.

A visit to the San Antonio Museum of Art takes you around the world and through five thousand years of art in a complex of buildings that once housed the Lone Star Brewery. SAMA is renowned for the most comprehensive ancient Greek, Roman, and Egyptian art collection in the Southern United States. The Nelson A. Rockefeller Latin American art wingspans the ages from the ancient Americas to the present and includes an outstanding collection of folk art. In the contemporary galleries, works of internationally recognized artists share prominence with notable Texas and regional art. The comprehensive Asian art wing displays works from Korea, India, and Japan, and China.

See popular and lesser-known works by Victorian-era British artists at the San Antonio Museum of Art’s latest exhibit! Admission ranges from $12 to $20 for non-members. For more information, visit www.samuseum.org.

Our team at Oxford at Sonterra Apartments in San Antonio, Texas recognizes the truth in this old saying: variety is the spice of life! Spice up your weekly routine by making plans to attend this event on Saturday.

Event Time/Date:
Saturday, October 12, 2019—10:00 AM

Event Venue Location:
San Antonio Museum of Art
200 West Jones Avenue
San Antonio, Texas 78215

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