The Briscoe Western Art Museum is home to a vast collection of art about the American West, showcasing its beautiful landscapes and rich history through various interpretations. The museum strives to capture the American West by highlighting its multifaceted history and artistic expression.

Everyone can enjoy a trip to this art museum, so don't hesitate to bring the whole family along. The impressive artwork can be appreciated by kids and adults alike. Most visits last around 2 or 3 hours, but you can stay longer if you want to examine every last piece in their vast collection.

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Briscoe Western Art Museum highlights

The collection at the Briscoe Western Art Museum is one of the major highlights of the destination. You'll find a variety of works, including paintings, sculptures, and other mediums, that showcase the global crossroads of ideas that was the West. The backgrounds of the artists on display are more diverse than you might think.

Amongst the collection at this museum, you'll find an impressive amount of iconic artefacts. Santa Anna's Sword is amongst the permanent displays, along with the Visions of Change sculpture and the saddle of Pancho Villa clad in leather and silver.

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Good to know when visiting Briscoe Western Art Museum

To get the most out of your trip to the Briscoe Western Art Museum, there are a few things to keep in mind. Admission is relatively affordable, but you can enjoy discounts if you're part of an active military family with the service member present or if you're a veteran, firefighter, or first responder. The service members themselves get in free.

If you're driving yourself, you won't find space for parking at the museum itself. Public car parks are available nearby, however, with the closest being right across the street. On Sundays, parking is free in city-owned car parks.

Briscoe Western Art Museum

Location: 210 W Market St, San Antonio, TX 78205, USA

Open: Thursday–Monday from 10 am to 5 pm (closed Tuesday–Wednesday)

Phone: +1 210-299-4499