EDUCATION & PROGRAMMING
The Education Department at The Museum of Western Art is dedicated to providing children and adults with knowledge and inspiration about the West. The interest and appreciation of art and history is facilitated by studying their roles and influence in the development and preservation of America’s Western Heritage.
FAMILY FREE DAY
The last Saturday of every month is Family Free Day. Visitors can tour the museum and take part in any activity for free. Family Free Day is our gift to you for your generous support.
Please join us every 2nd Saturday of each month for "MoWa Crafters," an opportunity for kids of all ages to learn and discover various arts and crafts. The event is free but RSVPs to Education Director Darla Pfiester are recommended. Please call 210-296-1924 for more information.
The Journey West Children's Gallery at the Museum of Western Art is dedicated to telling the story of the settling of the American West through the eyes of a young child.
The Museum is pleased to offer a number of Adult Art Workshops each year. Please click here to see the current workshop offerings and to learn more about Adult Workshops at the Museum".
Tours & field trips
We provide schools and the public with access to events, lectures, and tours highlighting Western art and the history of the West. We offer field trips to the Museum featuring special programming related to the Museum’s mission and the children’s age. Please contact our Education Director, Darla Pfiester at (210)296-1924 for more information or to schedule your field trip.
The Museum of Western Art offers educational week-long camps to children every summer. Centered around a theme, each camp offers a variety of art, craft and educational activities.
ARTIST IN RESIDENCE
Artist in residence: Jason Scull
The Museum of Western Art is proud to host one of the leading sculptors of the American West, Jason Scull as our Artist in Residence.
Jason Scull grew up in a family that farmed and ranched on the fringes of the south Texas brush country. His people were early settlers in Texas who arrived in the mid-1820s and ranched, raised families, fought wars and carved a place in the American West. Scull’s life with cattle and horses, coupled with his respect for the culture of the American West, have shaped and continued to inspire the direction of his art. In addition, his education has come in the form of personal study with established artists; most notably Jack Swanson, Mehl Lawson, and Cynthia Ridgen.
His sculpture can be found at many museums across the country, including the Museum of Western Art, and numerous private and corporate collections.