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  • Confluence of Civ...

    Confluence of Civilizations (Samuelson)

    Artist: Fred Samuelson
    Category: categoryDowntown
    Details: murals (any medium), oil on canvas
    Year completed: 1968

    Description:

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    Confluence of Civilizations (O'Gorman)

    Artist: Juan O'Gorman
    Category: categoryDowntown
    Details: murals (any medium), stone (rock)
    Year completed: 1968

    Description:
    The Juan O'Gorman mosaic mural commissioned for the 1968 World's Fair, known as HemisFair, is located on the exterior facade of the Lila Cockrell Theater. The mural is titled "Confluence of Civilizations in the Americas" and it was one of three
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  • District 2 Branch...

    District 2 Branch Library

    Artist: Cakky Brawley
    Category: categoryLibrary
    Details: installations (visual works), steel, acrylic
    Dimensions: 36' wide x 12' high
    Year completed: 2017

    Description:
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  • Confluence of Civ...

    Confluence of Civilizations (Merida)

    Artist: Carlos Merida
    Category: categoryDowntown
    Details: murals (any medium), tile, glass
    Year completed: 1967

    Description:
    As the Henry B. González Convention Center expands toward the east, the obsolete portion of the west wing will be demolished to make room for a new civic park (corner S. Alamo & Market).

    As a part of the expansion, the HemisFair ’68-era glass
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  • Pearsall Park

    Pearsall Park

    Artist: Buster Simpson
    Category: categoryParks
    Details: outdoor sculpture, steel-structural, mesh
    Year completed: 2016

    Description:

    Three metal domes are soon-to-be installed in Pearsall Park as shade structures. They are inspired by Native American Wickiups, temporary but strong domed dwellings made of bent green
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  • Hausman Road

    Hausman Road

    Artist: Barbara Grygutis
    Category: categoryInfrastructure/Streets
    Details: outdoor sculpture, aluminum (metal), LED lighting
    Year completed: 2016

    Description:
    Artist Barbara Grygutis was selected in 2014 for the Hausman Rd. Public Art project at the new
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  • MudCreek/Thousand...

    MudCreek/Thousand Oaks

    Artist: Leticia Huerta
    Category: categoryParks
    Details: environments (sculpture), None, None
    Year completed: 2017

    Description:

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  • Broadway Cultural...

    Broadway Cultural Corridor

    Artist: Buster Simpson, Artist Larry Clark, Landscape Architect
    Category: categoryInfrastructure/Streets
    Details: None, None, None

    Description:

    The Broadway Cultural Corridor impacts Districts 1, 2 and 10.  An artist selection panel was appointed by the San Antonio Arts Commission and has made recommendations based on artists qualifications.  The panel has recommended artist, Buster
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  • Castillo

    Castillo

    Artist: Michael Davis
    Details: art objects (object genres), steel-powder, None
    Year completed: 1999

    Description:
    Sculpture featuring colorful papel picado design translated into metal panel  
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  • Elmendorf Lake

    Elmendorf Lake

    Artist: David Dahlquist
    Details: None, None, None
    Year completed: 2016

    Description:

    Artists David Dahlquist and Matt Niebuhr were selected for the Elmendorf Lake Public Art Opportunity, in council District 5. The project is currently under conceptual design and is anticipated to be completed later in 2016. 


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  • District 4 Neighb...

    District 4 Neighborhood

    Artist: Legge Lewis Legge Details: installations (visual works), None, None
    Year completed: 2016

    Description:

    Artist team Legge Lewis Legge LLC from Austin Texas, were  selected in April 2015 for the D4 neighborhood Public Art opportunity, along a pedestrian bridge in council district 4. The projects final design has been approved by the San Antonio Arts
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  • Lackland Corridor...

    Lackland Corridor Gateway

    Artist: George Schroeder
    Details: None, None, None

    Description:
    George Schroedar’s final design has been approved and will be located at the corner of SW
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  • District 2 Fire S...

    District 2 Fire Station

    Artist: Cathy Cunningham-Little
    Details: light art, glass-art, None
    Year completed: 2017

    Description:

    San Antonio based artist Cathy Cunningham-Little was selected in July 2015 for the District 2 fire station Public Art Opportunity.She Liquid Crystal

    Liquid Crystal

    Artist: Jason Bruges
    Details: sculpture (visual work), LED lighting, None
    Dimensions: 30 feet tall
    Year completed: 2016

    Description:
    Jason Bruges Studio of London's 30 foot tall interactive light-based sculpture for the North
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  • Cactus

    Cactus

    Artist: Christian Moeller
    Details: murals (any medium), None, None
    Year completed: 2016

    Description:
    Christian Moeller has installed a large-scale mural that depicts an endless field of native
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  • Kite Table

    Kite Table

    Artist: Stuart Allen
    Details: outdoor sculpture, steel, None
    Year completed: 2015

    Description:

    Stuart Allen's Kite Table is a galvanized steet table and bench set that is etched with kite making instructions on the surface.  As a part of the public art project, 1,000 kite-making kits will be provided for workshops to be conducted by HPARC
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  • Sound Scout

    Sound Scout

    Artist: Justin Boyd
    Details: sound sculpture, sound device components, None
    Year completed: 2015

    Description:

    Justin Boyd's Sound Scout is the first in a series of sound art projects from the park.  The artist recorded ambient sounds at Hemisfair and manipulated them to create a contemplative "sound trail" along the walkway by
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  • Sky Camp

    Sky Camp

    Artist: Joey Fauerso
    Details: outdoor sculpture, steel, None
    Year completed: 2015

    Description:

    Joey Fauerso's Sky Camp installation is a series of colorful steel 'pup-tent' sculptures arranges in a semi-circle to form an imaginary campsite for storytelling and active play.  The pup tents are illuminated from within with LED light
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  • Sideshow

    Sideshow

    Artist: Jennifer Khoshbin
    Details: outdoor sculpture, steel, None
    Year completed: 2015

    Description:

    Jennifer Khoshbin's Sideshow consists of three colorful steel panels in a cut-paper design that layer to form a theater proscenium set in silhouette.  The artwork/theatre set is installed adjacent to the Magik Children's Theatre and
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  • PLAYhouse

    PLAYhouse

    Artist: Karen Mahaffy
    Details: outdoor sculpture, steel, concrete
    Year completed: 2015

    Description:

    Karen Mahaffy's play house is a small-scale house/shade structure modeled after the "saltbox" style of houses in the neighborhoods that existed before HemisFair '68.  Laser cut steel panels with period wallpaper patterns, and roof panel
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  • Yanaguana

    Yanaguana

    Artist: Alex Rubio
    Details: mural paintings (visual works), None, None

    Description:
    Alex Rubio's Yanaguana Spineway

    Spineway

    Artist: Marc Fornes
    Details: outdoor sculpture, aluminum (metal), None

    Description:

    Marc Fornes has created a large, colorful sculptural piece located at the intersection of Cincinnati Avenue and Josephine Tobin Drive. The green and blue aluminum sculpture has a
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  • San Antonio Songb...

    San Antonio Songbirds

    Artist: DIXIE FRIEND-GAY
    Category: categoryFacilities
    Details: mosaics (visual works), glass-glazed ceramic, tile
    Dimensions: 260 square ft.
    Year completed: 2015

    Description:

    Combining several songbirds native to San Antonio on a larger than life scale with a surrounding “quilted” pattern of mosaics, the murals’  tile surface ranges from high
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  • Open Hand, Open M...

    Open Hand, Open Mind, Open Heart

    Artist: Douglas Kornfeld
    Details: outdoor sculpture, steel, None
    Year completed: 2015

    Description:

    Douglas Kornfeld's 
    Open Hand, Open Mind, Open Heart 

    outdoor
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  • El Bosque

    El Bosque

    Artist: Joe O'Connell & Blessing Hancock
    Details: outdoor sculpture, aluminum (metal), None
    Year completed: 2015

    Description:
    Joe O'Connell and Blessing Hancock's El Bosque  Sotol Duet

    Sotol Duet

    Artist: Jon Isherwood
    Details: sculpture (visual work), granite, None
    Year completed: 2015

    Description:
    Jon Isherwood's  Culebra Park Plaza

    Culebra Park Plaza

    Artist: Bill FitzGibbons
    Category: categoryParks
    Details: sculpture (visual work), steel-powder, LED lighting
    Year completed: 2015

    Description:

    Bill FitzGibbon's Culebra Park Plaza was installed in 2015 at Gilbert Garza Park and Community Center.  The artwork features lighted outdoor sculpture and a time capsule to be opening in 2065.  Artwork can be viewed during park hours.


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  • Crossroads of Enl...

    Crossroads of Enlightenment

    Artist: Angel Rodriguez-Diaz
    Category: categoryNeighborhood
    Details: sculpture (visual work), steel, lighting device components
    Dimensions: 30'X10' diameter
    Year completed: 2014

    Description:

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  • Urban Porch / Wes...

    Urban Porch / West Side Bus Shelter

    Artist: Andrea Caillouet
    Category: categoryNeighborhood
    Details: sculpture (visual work), steel, None
    Dimensions: variable
    Year completed: 2014

    Description:

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  • High Rise/Descent

    High Rise/Descent

    Artist: Henry Stein
    Category: categoryDowntown categoryFacilities
    Details: sculpture (visual work), mixed media, None
    Year completed: 1995

    Description:

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  • Spheres and Cone

    Spheres and Cone

    Artist: Anne Wallace
    Category: categoryDowntown categoryFacilities
    Details: sculpture (visual work), wood and wood products, None
    Year completed: 1998

    Description:

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  • Brackenridge Park...

    Brackenridge Park Trail Markers

    Artist: Susan Budge
    Category: categoryParks
    Details: ceramics (objects), ceramic (material), None
    Year completed: 2006

    Description:

    Waterworks: Dark blue and green horizontal form represents a flowing stream of water. Anaqua: Fired clay, burnt orange, vertical bird head, pointing towards the sky, with hollow eye, and small anaqua seed in the its mouth. Quercus: Dark green
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  • Everything Was Close

    Everything Was Close

    Artist: Anne Wallace
    Category: categoryInfrastructure/Streets categoryNeighborhood
    Details: installations (visual works), concrete, mixed media
    Year completed: 2005

    Description:
    Text and photos embedded into concrete depicting histories collected from area residents.
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  • Grotto de San Ant...

    Grotto de San Antonio

    Artist: Cakky Brawley
    Category: categoryDowntown
    Details: sculpture (visual work), aluminum (metal), None
    Dimensions: 15' x 11' x 3'
    Year completed: 2005

    Description:

    Decorative metalwork depicting Saint Anthony installed in art niche at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center.


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  • Lavaca Bus Shelter

    Lavaca Bus Shelter

    Artist: Carlos Cortés
    Category: categoryNeighborhood
    Details: public sculpture, concrete, None
    Year completed: 2005

    Description:
    Covered bench at a bus stop created from concrete in the faux-bois technique to look like thatched tree forms. 
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  • Maury Maverick Br...

    Maury Maverick Branch Library Facade

    Artist: Henry Rayburn
    Category: categoryLibrary
    Details: signage, mixed media, None
    Year completed: 2005

    Description:

    The design enhancement builds on and elaborates the architects' early design ideas while bringing his own talents and experience with collages and artistic use of letter forms to the design. Rayburn's design successfully expresses the combination
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  • Brook in the Hollow

    Brook in the Hollow

    Artist: Jack Robbins
    Category: categoryLibrary
    Details: sculpture (visual work), mixed media, None
    Year completed: 2005

    Description:
    Fabricated storybook "pop-up" tree and vines referencing children's concept of "the brook in the hollow."
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  • Comanche Lookout ...

    Comanche Lookout Park Trail Markers

    Artist: George Schroeder
    Category: categoryParks
    Details: metalwork, aluminum (metal), steel-Corten
    Year completed: 2005

    Description:

    Aluminum and steel trail markers used as wayfinding throughout Park.


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  • Spirit

    Spirit

    Artist: George Schroeder
    Category: categoryLibrary
    Details: sculpture (visual work), steel-Corten, None
    Dimensions: 20’ x 15’
    Year completed: 2005

    Description:
    Placed outside the Library facility, this rustic forged steel sculpture consists of three vertical elements that arc and extend to the sky.
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  • A Can for All Sea...

    A Can for All Seasons

    Artist: Alejandro Diaz
    Category: categoryAirport
    Details: sculpture (visual work), mixed media, None
    Dimensions: 4' x 3.5' diameter
    Year completed: 2005

    Description:
    This project comprises four mixed-media sculptures  used as seasonal planters in the upper level of the airport’s short-term parking garage.  They are replicas of Mexican brand-name canned goods.  The sculptures were inspired by the rural practice of
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  • Glorieta

    Glorieta

    Artist: Anne Wallace
    Category: categoryParks
    Details: installations (visual works), bronze (metal), mixed media
    Year completed: 2006

    Description:
    Cast bronze and natural tree-trunk slices. Located at the intersection of two pedestrian pathways in the Park (glorieta is Spanish for traffic circle).  The name also refers to "La Gloria," or "heaven," in Spanish
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  • La Veladora of Ou...

    La Veladora of Our Lady of Guadalupe

    Artist: Jesse Trevino
    Category: categoryFacilities categoryNeighborhood
    Details: murals (any medium), ceramic tile, mixed media
    Year completed: 2006

    Description:
    The ceramic mural includes a 3-dimensional votive candle, or veladora, with an eternal flame facing Guadalupe Street.  The flame is intended to serve as a neighborhood beacon.
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  • Brackenridge Park...

    Brackenridge Park Broadway Entrance

    Artist: George Schroeder
    Category: categoryParks
    Details: metalwork, steel, None
    Year completed: 2006

    Description:
    Ornate metal entryway with embedded organic-themed  designs.
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  • Index for Contemp...

    Index for Contemplation

    Artist: Margo Sawyer
    Category: categoryAirport
    Details: installations (visual works), mixed media, LED lighting
    Year completed: 2004

    Description:

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  • Red Bird

    Red Bird

    Artist: Michael Lance
    Category: categoryRiver
    Details: Kinetic (style), steel, None
    Year completed: 1986

    Description:
    Bright red kinetic sculpture was placed at the park’s summit overlooking the river and resembles an intertwining abstract whirligig atop a pole pedestal. 
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  • Light Channels

    Light Channels

    Artist: Bill FitzGibbons
    Category: categoryDowntown categoryInfrastructure/Streets
    Details: light art, LED lighting, aluminum (metal)
    Year completed: 2006

    Description:
    The artwork utilizes LED lighting systems to create slowly-changing color patterns onto surrounding columns and sidewalks. In addition to lighting, the project includes nine aluminum-capped sculptural columns at both bridge entrances, creating a
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  • Day Star Archway

    Day Star Archway

    Artist: Bill FitzGibbons
    Category: categoryAirport
    Details: sculpture (visual work), found objects, LED lighting
    Dimensions: 40' x 35 'x 6'
    Year completed: 1999

    Description:
    This monumental metal sculpture frames an entrance to a parking garage at the airport. It was created from airplane wings salvaged from a BAC 1-11 and has a computer-controlled LED light system.
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  • Toribio Losoya

    Toribio Losoya

    Artist: William Easley
    Details: statues, bronze (metal), granite
    Dimensions: 7' x 5' x 1'3", base 20" x 51" x 44"
    Year completed: 1986

    Description:
    Life-size figure of Alamo defender Toribio Losoya in a challenging stance, holding out a gun in his right hand.
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  • Trolley Station T...

    Trolley Station Tiles

    Artist: Ann Adams
    Details: ceramics (objects), ceramic tile, None
    Dimensions: 14" square
    Year completed: 2000

    Description:
    Decorative mosaic tile work incorporated into trolley station columns; a spiral floor design also leads down to River level- 11 columns, 4 tiles per column, 44 total tiles
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  • Moses Austin

    Moses Austin

    Artist: Waldine Tauch
    Category: categoryDowntown
    Details: statues, bronze (metal), granite
    Dimensions: 8' x 4' x 1'6", base 3' x 3'
    Year completed: 1936

    Description:
    Larger than life-size portrait figure on an octagonal bronze pedestal.  Figure is facing to the west holding scroll (a land grant from the Spanish government for an Anglo-American settlement in Texas) in outstretched right hand, hat in left hand. 
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  • Spirit of Sacrifi...

    Spirit of Sacrifice (The Alamo Cenotaph)

    Artist: Pompeo Coppini
    Category: categoryDowntown
    Details: sculpture in the round, marble-pink, granite
    Dimensions: 60' x 58 x 13' base 1'7" x 58' x 13'6"
    Year completed: 1939

    Description:
    Cenotaph memorial to fallen Alamo heroes: a large rectangular shaft with a wedge at lower area.  Includes a large figure with two smaller figures huddled below to represent the spirit of the heroes rising from the dead.
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  • Untitled (Eras of...

    Untitled (Eras of Exploration, Missionary Expeditions, Colonization, and Modern Times)

    Artist: Mary Aubrey Keating
    Category: categoryDowntown
    Details: mural paintings (visual works), oil paint, None
    Year completed: 1940

    Description:

    Four murals depicting different eras of San Antonio's history painted by Mary Aubrey Keating, a native of San Antonio.  The murals were originally installed in the Main Library (now the Briscoe Art Museum).  In July 2000, restoration of the
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  • San Antonio de Padua

    San Antonio de Padua

    Artist: Louis Rodriguez
    Category: categoryDowntown
    Details: statues, marble (rock), granite
    Dimensions: 72" x 24" x 19", base 42" x 58" x 44"
    Year completed: 1955

    Description:
    Traditional figure of Saint Anthony holding a spray of lilies and a Bible, designed by the artist, who went to Italy to choose the marble and direct the sculpting of the figure by artisans in the village of Pietrasanta.
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  • Christopher Columbus

    Christopher Columbus

    Artist: Armando Dattelli
    Category: categoryParks
    Details: bronzes (sculptures), None, None
    Dimensions: 6' x 2'6" x 1'6", base 5' x 3'
    Year completed: 1957

    Description:
    Full length statue of the discoverer standing; dressed in cloak, clutching scroll in right hand, left hand resting on metal globe.
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  • Katherine Ann Porter

    Katherine Ann Porter

    Artist: Glenna Goodacre
    Category: categoryDowntown categoryFacilities
    Details: statues, bronze (metal), bronze (metal)
    Dimensions: 71" x 40"x 32.5", base 6" x 60"
    Year completed: 1986

    Description:
    Figure of the writer walking down two steps, leaning forward with right leg on front step and left leg on upper step, holds book in right hand. 
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  • Barbara Charline ...

    Barbara Charline Jordan

    Artist: Glenna Goodacre
    Category: categoryDowntown categoryFacilities
    Details: statues, bronze (metal), bronze (metal)
    Dimensions: 69" x 29" x 41", base 9.5" x 54"
    Year completed: 1987

    Description:
    Life-size figure of Jordan at podium with hand pointing, left hand resting on pedestal w/papers on top.  Figure is portrayed giving animated speech.  Positioned on circular stone base.
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  • Scott Joplin

    Scott Joplin

    Artist: Glenna Goodacre
    Category: categoryDowntown categoryFacilities
    Details: statues, bronze (metal), bronze (metal)
    Dimensions: 73" x 30" x 34", base 31" x 62" x 62"
    Year completed: 1987

    Description:
    Life-size sculpture of Joplin with right leg on a bronze stool.  Left hand holds music sheet with "Maple Leaf Rag" printed on it and half complete score.  Poised in the air is his right hand with a pen.
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  • Dwight D. Eisenhower

    Dwight D. Eisenhower

    Artist: Glenna Goodacre
    Category: categoryDowntown categoryFacilities
    Details: statues, bronze (metal), bronze (metal)
    Dimensions: 73" x 30" x 12" x 48"
    Year completed: 1987

    Description:
    Portrait figure of a smiling Eisenhower walking; he wears a US Army General's uniform.
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  • Stephen Fuller Austin

    Artist: Glenna Goodacre
    Details: statues, bronze (metal), bronze (metal)
    Dimensions: 85" x 65" x 60"
    Year completed: 1987

    Description:
    This sculpture comprises two figures: an older and a younger Austin. The young one is seated in buckskins to the back of the older figure in swallowtails. Younger Austin holds a scroll. The piece has no base; it is placed on stone pavement. 
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  • Francois Pierre G...

    Francois Pierre Giraud

    Artist: Anthony Gonzalez
    Category: categoryDowntown categoryFacilities
    Details: paintings (visual works), oil on canvas, oil on canvas
    Dimensions: 20"x16"
    Year completed: 2001

    Description:
    Mayoral Portrait
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  • Howard W. Peak

    Howard W. Peak

    Artist: Anthony Gonzalez
    Category: categoryDowntown categoryFacilities
    Details: paintings (visual works), oil on canvas, oil on canvas
    Dimensions: 30" x 24"
    Year completed: 2001

    Description:

    Mayoral Portrait


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  • José Navarro

    José Navarro

    Artist: Juan Dell
    Category: categoryDowntown categoryFacilities
    Details: statues, metal, metal
    Dimensions: 32 x 33 x77
    Year completed: 1987

    Description:
    Standing bronze statue of Navarro wearing a period suit: long frock coat and trousers that come over his shoes, a shirt, tie, and vest. Figure holds scroll in right hand at waist level. Left hand holds cane.
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  • Untitled (1731 Ar...

    Untitled (1731 Arrival of Canary Islanders)

    Artist: Mary Vance-Green
    Category: categoryDowntown
    Details: ceramics (objects), ceramic tile, ceramic glaze
    Year completed: 1941

    Description:
    The sculptural tiles were designed by artist Mary Vance Green, and carved, glazed and fired by students from the National Youth Administration(NYA) program.
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  • Prairie Grass

    Prairie Grass

    Artist: Beth Galston
    Category: categoryFacilities
    Details: sculpture in the round, steel-powder, steel-stainless
    Year completed: 2014

    Description:

    Light and color are important elements of the piece.  During the day, the shiny stainless steel stalks and glossy golden seed elements interact with changing sunlight.  At night, up lighting creates drama as it glistens off the sculptural
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  • Golden Age

    Golden Age

    Artist: Anne Wallace
    Category: categoryParks
    Details: sculpture (visual work), wheels, steel
    Dimensions: 6 wheels 6 feet diameter each
    Year completed: 2013

    Description:
    Golden Age is inspired by the artists memories of prairie grass fires.The wheels appear to float slightly above the grass and are rimmed in a band of gold “sequins” that sparkle and shimmer in the sun and breeze creating a dynamic effect that evokes
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  • El Rio Habla/The ...

    El Rio Habla/The River Speaks

    Artist: Celia Alvarez Muñoz
    Category: categoryDowntown
    Details: installations (visual works), stone (rock), metal
    Year completed: 2001

    Description:
    The unique artworks for this area comprise six landings that include wall text, stone work, decorative pavement treatments, and various incorporated waterfalls.  
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  • Francisco Madero

    Francisco Madero

    Artist: Juan Antonio Lugo
    Category: categoryParks
    Details: statues, bronze (metal), None
    Year completed: 2001

    Description:
    Madero was a leader of the Mexican Revolution and served as President if Mexico until 1913
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  • I remember Everyt...

    I remember Everything (Chimney, Wing, Bench)

    Artist: Ries Niemi
    Category: categoryDowntown categoryFacilities
    Details: sculpture (visual work), steel-stainless, None
    Year completed: 2001

    Description:
    Ries Niemi’s three stainless steel outdoor works are abstract, but based on local symbols and history. A stylized wing-shape symbolizes aviation’s role in developing San Antonio.  A large open bench is styled loosely on the architecture of Municipal
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  • Charles Goodnight

    Charles Goodnight

    Artist: Jim Reno
    Category: categoryDowntown categoryFacilities
    Details: statues, bronze (metal), None
    Dimensions: 86" x 33" x 35" x 48, base 4" x 48"
    Year completed: 1987

    Description:
    Life-size portrait of Goodnight with a shotgun held across his middle body; dressed in full western wear with chaps and a hat
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  • Quanah Parker

    Quanah Parker

    Artist: Jim Reno
    Details: statues, bronze (metal), None
    Dimensions: 81" x 37" x 16", base 6" x 48"
    Year completed: 1986

    Description:
    Standing figure of the Comanche chief holding spear in right hand.
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  • Autumn in West Texas

    Autumn in West Texas

    Artist: Porfirio Salinas
    Category: categoryDowntown categoryFacilities
    Details: paintings (visual works), oil on canvas, None
    Dimensions: No Record Found
    Year completed: 1957

    Description:
    Large landscape of the Texas Hill Country in the fall. The artist was proclaimed to be " the best landscape painter in Texas" by President Johnson
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  • Joe Ward Park Com...

    Joe Ward Park Community Center

    Artist: Dale Jenssen
    Category: categoryParks
    Details: mosaics (visual works), ceramic tile, None
    Year completed: 2010

    Description:

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  • American Odyssey

    American Odyssey

    Artist: Stephen Knapp
    Category: categoryDowntown categoryFacilities
    Details: murals (any medium), ceramic glaze, ceramic tile
    Dimensions: 8'9" x 37'
    Year completed: 1985

    Description:
    The largest glass glaze ceramic murals in the world, these three pieces were produced in Shigaraki, Japan, one of the historic ceramic villages in Japan. Having selected exotic flowers for a large atrium planting, the architect wanted to emphasize
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  • Homage to Shigaraki

    Homage to Shigaraki

    Artist: Stephen Knapp
    Category: categoryDowntown
    Details: murals (any medium), ceramic glaze, ceramic tile
    Dimensions: 8'9"x 24' 6"
    Year completed: 1985

    Description:
    The largest glass glaze ceramic murals in the world, these three pieces were produced in Shigaraki, Japan, one of the historic ceramic villages in Japan. Having selected exotic flowers for a large atrium planting, the architect wanted to emphasize
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  • The Search

    The Search

    Artist: Stephen Knapp
    Category: categoryDowntown categoryFacilities
    Details: murals (any medium), ceramic glaze, ceramic tile
    Dimensions: 8'9"x 24' 6"
    Year completed: 1985

    Description:
    The largest glass glaze ceramic murals in the world, these three pieces were produced in Shigaraki, Japan, one of the historic ceramic villages in Japan. Having selected exotic flowers for a large atrium planting, the architect wanted to emphasize
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  • Under the Over Br...

    Under the Over Bridge

    Artist: Mark Schlesinger
    Category: categoryRiver
    Details: paintings (visual works), polymer paint, paint
    Dimensions: 100' by 44'
    Year completed: 2009

    Description:
    Bands of polymer stucco and aluminum framed, stainless steel panels with powder-coated paints and color; bolted to ceiling of underpass and lit by flood lights
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  • Trains

    Trains

    Artist: Riley Robinson
    Details: sculpture (visual work), steel, None
    Year completed: 2010

    Description:
    Train silhouettes along the railings on the Hay Street Bridge pay tribute to the trains that historically operated under the Hays Street Bridge.
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  • Gateways: The Fou...

    Gateways: The Four Directions

    Artist: Rolando Briseño
    Category: categoryAirport
    Details: paintings (visual works), glass-art, paint
    Dimensions: 43 windows total
    Year completed: 2010

    Description:
    Along the window bays of the concourse is a colorful frieze of art glass depicting historic doorways and architectural portals found throughout San Antonio. The project includes 43 total window treatments, each a unique building facade in San
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  • Soccer Ball (Cule...

    Soccer Ball (Culebra Park)

    Artist: Riley Robinson
    Category: categoryParks
    Details: sculpture in the round, steel, None
    Year completed: 2010

    Description:
    Dome-shaped cut steel representation of half of a soccer ball emerging from the ground.
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  • Soccer Ball (Pear...

    Soccer Ball (Pearsall Park)

    Artist: Riley Robinson
    Category: categoryParks
    Details: sculpture in the round, steel, None
    Year completed: 2010

    Description:
    Dome-shaped cut steel representation of half of a soccer ball emerging from the ground.
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  • San Antonio-Cibol...

    San Antonio-Cibolo (Confluence Series)

    Artist: Ansen Seale
    Category: categoryDowntown categoryFacilities
    Details: photo, UV-cured inks on acrylic panels, LED lighting
    Dimensions: 96" x 48" x 2.1"
    Year completed: 2010

    Description:
    Fifty-six self-illuminated photographs, suspended from the ceiling on the North and South walls of the theaterhouse. The overall installation forms a single image of water spanning the entire wall on each side of thehouse.The image is printed
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  • Confluence: Flowi...

    Confluence: Flowing Together

    Artist: Ansen Seale
    Category: categoryDowntown categoryFacilities
    Details: photomurals, UV-cured inks on acrylic panels, LED lighting
    Dimensions: 40" x 72" each
    Year completed: 2010

    Description:
    Four niches in the lobby of the Lila Cockrell Theater. Each of the four photo/sculptures is lit from behind using LED panels for long life, low power consumption and limited UV radiation. The images themselves are multilayered within the 2.1-inch
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  • East Commerce Str...

    East Commerce Street Benches

    Artist: James Hendricks
    Category: categoryNeighborhood
    Details: bench, steel, None
    Year completed: 2008

    Description:

    Artist-designed benches highlighting various characteristics of the city's East side along the Commerce Street neighborhood.


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  • Caballo Tamaño Gr...

    Caballo Tamaño Grande

    Artist: Fernando Botero
    Category: categoryLibrary
    Details: sculpture (visual work), bronze (metal), None
    Dimensions: 36 x 38 x 19 5/8
    Year completed: 2008

    Description:

    Botero bronze depicting a horse, on loan from the San Antonio Library Foundation.


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  • Falcone Park Benches

    Falcone Park Benches

    Artist: Leticia Huerta
    Category: categoryParks
    Details: bench, limestone, None
    Dimensions: 2' x 2' x 4'
    Year completed: 2007

    Description:

    Limestone benches with carved native tree  foliage and descriptive text: pecan, live oak, cedar elm and mesquite.  


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  • Elements

    Elements

    Artist: James Hetherington
    Category: categoryLibrary
    Details: sculpture (visual work), steel-galvanized, None
    Year completed: 2007

    Description:
    Working 40-foot windmill of galvanized steel greets visitors and goes well with the rustic architecture and rural surroundings. This non-traditional hybrid windmill will harvest power from the intermittent wind source and, through a generator,
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  • Cuentos Grotto

    Cuentos Grotto

    Artist: David Zamora Casas
    Category: categoryDowntown categoryFacilities
    Details: mural paintings (visual works), acrylic paint, Masonite (TM)
    Dimensions: 15' x 11' x 3'
    Year completed: 2007

    Description:
    Cuentos means stories. The grotto is a colorful representation of maps and history, and tells the story of San Antonio, also painted on the mural is the poem "The Voices of Yanaguana." 
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  • Turkey Roost

    Turkey Roost

    Artist: Twyla Arthur
    Category: categoryParks
    Details: mosaics (visual works), tile, mixed media
    Year completed: 2007

    Description:
    Mosaic tile laid into the concrete floor at Turkey Roost Pavilion in McAllister Park.The mosaic features turkey related imagery as well as fossils found in the park.
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  • Never Forget

    Never Forget

    Artist: Jesse Amado
    Category: categoryFacilities
    Details: sculpture (visual work), steel-stainless, None
    Dimensions: 11' X 12'
    Year completed: 2007

    Description:

    Hollow tube aluminum letters stacked into a column, spelling 'Never Forget' - a recollection of September 11, 2001.


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  • Marney Plaza

    Marney Plaza

    Artist: Oscar Alvarado
    Category: categoryNeighborhood
    Details: mosaics (visual works), tile, concrete
    Year completed: 2007

    Description:

    Three mosaic-covered concrete spheres that serve as pedestrian seating and amenities. The tile enhancements vary in shape and form and are intended to provide a cheerful and inviting environment.


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  • Chips and Salsa

    Chips and Salsa

    Artist: Paige Holland
    Category: categoryFacilities
    Details: sculpture (visual work), steel, None
    Dimensions: 14' X 20'
    Year completed: 2008

    Description:
    Brightly colored cut steel cat and dog figures, approximately 14’ h x 20’ w, stand at the entrance to the city's animal care facility. 
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  • Suitcase Portraits

    Suitcase Portraits

    Artist: Chuck Ramirez
    Category: categoryAirport
    Details: photographs, photographic film (photographic materials), lighting device components
    Dimensions: 5' x 6' (12 pieces)
    Year completed: 2008

    Description:
    “Suitcase Portraits" is a series of twelve light boxes housing individual photographs of twelve opened suitcases and their contents. The contents depict a diverse and often humorous range of travelers’ belongings.
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  • The Beacon

    The Beacon

    Artist: Angel Rodriguez-Diaz
    Category: categoryInfrastructure/Streets categoryNeighborhood
    Details: sculpture (visual work), steel-Corten, lighting device components
    Dimensions: 28' h
    Year completed: 2008

    Description:
    28-foot-tall illuminated sculpture serves as a "signifier” to identify the crossroad between Blanco Road and Fulton Street in the Beacon Hill neighborhood. With its perforated design on all sides and illuminated from within like a luminaria (Mexican
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  • Nostalgia, Texas

    Nostalgia, Texas

    Artist: Gary Sweeney
    Category: categoryAirport
    Details: signboards, porcelain enamel, None
    Year completed: 2008

    Description:
    A series of 8 porcelain enameled signs resemble nostalgic baggage labels and poke gentle fun at San Antonio and South Texas. The signs are placed along the roadway running between the short-term and long-term parking facilities.
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  • Bernard

    Bernard's Bench

    Artist: Twyla Arthur
    Category: categoryRiver
    Details: bench, tile, mixed media
    Year completed: 2009

    Description:

    The bench is composed of mosaic tile and small mementos contributed by the community and features the phrase 'Ars Longa, Vita Brevis' (“Art is Long, Life is Short”).  The artwork is in honor of the memory of Bernard Lifshutz and clearly
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  • 29° 25

    29° 25' 57" N and 98° 29' 13" W

    Artist: Stuart Allen
    Category: categoryRiver
    Details: installations (visual works), steel-stainless, None
    Dimensions: 6-8' x 18'
    Year completed: 2009

    Description:
    Suspended steel panels containing colored steel wire shift and morph with changing patterns of color and texture as visitors pass by. 
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  • 29° 26

    29° 26' 00" N and 98° 29' 07" W

    Artist: Stuart Allen
    Category: categoryRiver
    Details: installations (visual works), steel-stainless, None
    Dimensions: 6-8' x 18'
    Year completed: 2009

    Description:

    Suspended steel panels, containing colored steel wire,  shift and morph with changing patterns of color and texture as visitors pass by. (4 units total- measutments are per unit)


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  • Wildflowers

    Wildflowers

    Artist: Jim Stoker
    Category: categoryLibrary
    Details: paintings (visual works), oil on canvas, None

    Description:
    Abstract in pinks and blues.
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  • Palimpsest #5

    Palimpsest #5

    Artist: Anita Valencia
    Category: categoryLibrary
    Details: paintings (visual works), oil on canvas, None

    Description:
    Colorful abstract 

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  • Nessie

    Nessie

    Artist: Elizabeth Carrington
    Category: categoryParks
    Details: sculpture in the round, steel, None
    Year completed: 2011

    Description:

    Cut steel silhouette of the Loch Ness Monster.


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  • Life Cycle of the...

    Life Cycle of the Gulf Coast Toad

    Artist: Diana Kersey
    Category: categoryParks
    Details: mosaics (visual works), clay, ceramic glaze
    Year completed: 2011

    Description:
    Bridge design includes 24 ceramic panels integrated into the cement guardrails of the bridge. Each unique insert features designs that portray the life cycle of the Gulf Coast Toad, which is commonly found in Brackenridge Park.
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  • Millrace Bridge

    Millrace Bridge

    Artist: Diana Kersey
    Category: categoryParks
    Details: mosaics (visual works), clay, ceramic glaze
    Year completed: 2011

    Description:
    Bridge design includes 24 ceramic panels integrated into the cement guardrails of the bridge. Each unique insert features designs that portray various golf scenes, referencing the historic relevance of the game to Brackenridge Park.
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  • Brackenridge Park...

    Brackenridge Park Parking Garage

    Artist: Cakky Brawley
    Category: categoryParks
    Details: sculpture (visual work), aluminum (metal), LED lighting
    Year completed: 2009

    Description:
    Cool blue LED lighting emanates from Brawley's cut, brushed metal screen surrounding a tower of the parking garage. 
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  • Stinson Airport C...

    Stinson Airport Compass

    Artist: Cakky Brawley
    Category: categoryAirport
    Details: floors (surface elements), terrazzo, aluminum (metal)
    Year completed: 2009

    Description:
    Traditional compass design in gray decorates the floor of the central entrance into the Stinson Airport Administration Building.
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  • Grotto

    Grotto

    Artist: Carlos Cortes
    Category: categoryRiver
    Details: None, concrete, None
    Year completed: 2009

    Description:
    The three-story, dream-like sculpted structure is located in a bend of the river between the Camden and Newell Street bridges, adorning both roadway and riverway.
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  • Rack-n-Roll Bike ...

    Rack-n-Roll Bike Racks

    Artist: Barbara Levine
    Category: categoryDowntown
    Details: amenities, steel, None
    Dimensions: 14' x 6 1/4'
    Year completed: 2004

    Description:
    These artistic bike racks resemble colorful seaforms and otherworldly cactus clusters. Nine San Antonio biking destinations were selected including the Alamodome, HBG Convention Center, SA Museum of Art, Carver Center, King William Park, Southtown,
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  • Woodlawn Avenue B...

    Woodlawn Avenue Bus Shelter

    Artist: Bill FitzGibbons
    Category: categoryNeighborhood
    Details: bench, steel, None
    Year completed: 2009

    Description:

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  • Torch of Friendsh...

    Torch of Friendship (Antorcha de Amistad)

    Artist: Sebastián Category: categoryDowntown
    Details: sculpture (visual work), steel, None
    Year completed: 2001

    Description:
    Two-ton orange steel sculpture measuring 65 ft. in height; the sculpture’s design represents two cultures, two languages and two roads merging into one. 
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  • River Walk Mosaic...

    River Walk Mosaic Murals

    Artist: Oscar Alvarado
    Category: categoryRiver
    Details: mosaics (visual works), tile, None
    Year completed: 2002

    Description:

    11 mosaic tile murals located on the riverwalk between Travis and Richmond streets, 1999-2003 bond.


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  • Sonic Passage

    Sonic Passage

    Artist: Bill Fontana
    Category: categoryRiver
    Details: sound sculpture, sound tracks, None
    Dimensions: 120' x 130'
    Year completed: 2009

    Description:
    Audio equipment and a three-zone speaker system 'wash' pedestrians and boat passengers in the sounds of the San Antonio River.
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