Friday, June 22, 2018

Benjamin West's "Noah Sacrificing after the Deluge" at the San Antonio Museum of Art permanent collection

Benjamin West (British, 1738–1820) "Noah Sacrificing after the Deluge" (circa 1800). Oil on canvash. 72 in. (182.9 cm); w. 138 in. (350.5 cm). Purchased with funds provided by the Sarah Campbell Blaffer Foundation, 80.131
SAN ANTONIO, TX---In addition to the exhibition, "Spain: 500 Years of Spanish Painting from the Museums of Madrid" which opens this weekend, the San Antonio Museum of Art also has an impressive permanent collection of European painting, sculpture and decorative arts collection from the seventeenth through the twentieth centuries. Additionally, there is The Ferguson collection of Wedgwood is of unique importance, as well as a small but significant group of paintings by Puvis de Chavanne and William Adolphe Bouguereau. The San Antonio Museum of Art received accreditation from the American Association of Museums on November 6, 2000. The institution now has a staff of nearly 100. The mission of the San Antonio Museum of Art is to collect, preserve, exhibit and interpret significant works of art representing a broad range of history and world cultures.