San Antonio Art League & Museum
130 King William,
San Antonio, TX 78204
Home for the San Antonio Art League & Museum (SAALM) is a venerable building in the heart of the King William Historic District. Built in 1896, this intimate house-turned-museum and gallery now houses over 600 works in its permanent collection, which focuses on Texas artists. Works in all media - including paintings, drawings, prints and photographs, ceramics and sculpture - are available for public viewing. Revolving contemporary exhibits highlight both local and regional artists, and represent the unique work of Texas talent. Admission is free.
In 1988 the San Antonio Art League purchased this location, a remodeled carriage house. The facility provides security, climate controls, and space 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 diverse and highly respected collection.
The San Antonio Art League is an all volunteer non-profit organization that is supported by its membership and by 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.
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