San Antonio Art League & Museum
130 King William,
San Antonio, TX 78204
In the heart of the King William Historic District lies this intimate house-turned-museum and gallery. Built in 1896, this historic building now houses the San Antonio Art League. Focusing on Texas artists, it proudly holds over 400 works in its permanent collection. Works in all media - including paintings, drawings, prints and photographs - hang with ceramics and sculpture. Revolving contemporary exhibits highlight both local and regional artists, and represent the unique work of Texas talent.
In 1988 the San Antonio Art League purchased this location, a remodelled carriage housem. The facility provides security, climate controls, and space than prior locations for the league's permanent collection. Notable Texan artists such as Robert and Julian Onderdonk, José Arpa, Emma Richardson Cherry, E. G. Eisenlohr, Martha Mood, Charles Umlauf, and Amy Freeman Lee are represented in the league's collection, which contains artworks in a variety of media, including oil paintings, watercolors, graphic art, photography, ceramics, sculpture, furniture, and decorative art objects.
The San Antonio Art League is a nonprofit organization that is supported by its membership and donations.
About the house: 130 King William originally served as a carriage house for a doctor's home. In 1926, it was converted into a duplex. The property remained the family home until 1949. Then, times gave way to degeneration, marked by empty aging mansions and absentee owners. 130 King William was sold, and remodeled for use as a chiropractic office. In 1970, caring people gained possession and transformed it in a style respectful of its true value. The King William area experienced a renaissance and now enjoys the status of an Historic District.