The Briscoe Western Art Museum is tipping its hat to one of its namesakes, Texas Governor Dolph Briscoe, on what would have been the governor’s 100th birthday. And if you were born in 1923, share the Governor’s birthday or name, and come on in because the Briscoe wants to celebrate you with FREE admission to the museum.
Throughout 2023, the museum is offering FREE admission to anyone turning 100. Don’t have that many candles on your cake yet? If you were born on April 23 – Gov. Briscoe’s birthday – you’ll receive FREE admission any time you visit this year. And if your name is Dolph or Briscoe, stop in and visit any time – you will receive FREE admission to the Briscoe as often as you’d like!
The admission special kicks off April 22 in time to celebrateEarth Day, when the museum is hosting a day of arts, crafts and education to showcase how everyone can help preserve the American West. A rancher and businessman who had a deep love of Texas, Governor Briscoe appreciated the great outdoors and the vast beauty of the West.
Of course, April is also Fiesta time in San Antonio and no celebration is complete without a medal. The Briscoe’s 2023 Fiesta medal features the museum’s iconic bison kickin’ up his heels to show his boots for Fiesta. Medals are available onlineand in the museum store, so don’t forget to pick one up when you stop in the celebrate Earth Day and Governor Briscoe.
A Passion for Western Art, History and Culture
The Briscoe is named for Gov. Briscoe and his wife, Janey Slaughter Briscoe, who shared a passion for the American West. Gov. Briscoe served as the 41st governor of Texas (1973 – 1979) and before his death in 2010, he helped establish the Briscoe Western Art Museum, which opened in 2013. The Governor is recognized as having been one of the leading citizens of the state and a benevolent supporter of many civic, cultural, and educational institutions in Texas and the nation.
Governor Dolph Briscoe’s saddle on display at the Briscoe Western Art Museum.
FREERecipients of SNAP, WIC, and MAP receive free admission through Museums for All, a cooperative which encourages families of all backgrounds to visit museums. Simply present an EBT card and a photo ID.