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Current Exhibits

  • Aliento A Tequila
  • Metal Mayhem!
  • Fertility, Blessings, and Protection: Cultures of Baby Carriers
  • Art Installation: Huddled Masses; Who We Are
  • Destined by Design: A Celebration of African-American Fashion
  • Telling Our Story: A Narrative Quilt Exhibit
  • New Frontiers: African-American Figures, 1850 – 1920

The Aliento A Tequila photographic exhibit visually explores and celebrates the landscape, culture, and traditions that gave birth to tequila, Mexico’s mestizo national drink.

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TexPOP and the UTSA Institute of Texan Cultures come together to bring you the visual history of San Antonio’s rise to fame as the Heavy Metal Capital of the World.

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Inspired by the deep love between parents and children, Fertility, Blessings, and Protection: Cultures of Baby Carriers uses traditional fabrics, slings, and wraps to celebrate the artistic tradition of baby carriers from Taiwan and other Asian indigenous cultures, and to highlight the universal commonality of the love, affection, and devotion of parenthood.

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This artwork by Ramin Samandari explores the very idea of America, a nation made up of people from everywhere who came escaping oppression, famine, war, seeking a better life. Samandari explores the heritage and identities of everyday Americans in Huddled Masses, a black-and-white photographic composition.

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Whether fighting for social justice or bringing body-positive fashion to the masses, these designers slay on and off the runway using their bold designs to illuminate the black experience in Texas and beyond.

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Created by the African American Quilt Circle of San Antonio, Telling Our Story uses narrative quilts to give voice to San Antonio’s African American history.

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New Frontiers displays applique quilt squares created by 7th and 8th grade students exploring the history of African-American figures.

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Learn at ITC

The ITC Department of Education offers engaging programs, learning resources and continuing education opportunities throughout the year.

Explore, experience and enjoy ITC all year long

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  • "What a wonderful place! So much history in one place. We could have spent several days here. I learned so much of Texas in a short time. Well done!"

    – Linda H.

  • "This museum with its emphasis on multiple heritages and immigrant experiences is wonderful and leads to greater appreciation of the ties that bind us together."

    – Judy R.

  • "Great place to visit! I have been visiting the ITC for close to 30 yrs. The exhibits are awesome and there’s always something new to see. I enjoy the hands on experience and interactive exhibits. So much history in a well-organized small place."

    – Sandi E.

  • "Absolutely Fabulous! Hands on, interactive Texas history. NOT just for kids."

    – Glenna H.

  • "What a tremendous facility! I’m a social studies teacher and with 20+ years in the business. I think this rivals anything I have ever seen. What a great visit! Thank you ITC."

    – Judy R.

  • "Nos encanto los hijos quieren volver. Es tan bonito recordar uno su cultura y conocer un poco de las demas culturas. Como ver reunido el mundo en un minimundito hermoso."

    – Maria M.

  • "For out of towners, a great place to visit and learn something new. Lots to see, all interesting with pictures, audio/video, and personal lessons about life in the past. Highly recommend."

    – Anita T.

  • Teachers were thrilled to know about all of you and what you offer for educators.

    - Lilia Z.

Admissions

Adults (18 – 64) $12
Seniors (65 or older) $9
Minors (6 – 17) $9
Children (0 – 5) Complimentary
Museum Members Complimentary
Military with ID $9
College Students with ID $9
UTSA & Alamo Colleges
Students, Faculty & Staff
with ID
Complimentary
Groups of 10 or more $7/person (Excludes group tour chaperones)

ITC accepts cash, Discover, MasterCard, Visa, and traveler’s checks. The museum does not accept personal checks.

Directions

The Institute of Texan Cultures is located at 801 E. Cesar E. Chavez Blvd., at the corner of Chavez and Tower of the Americas Way (formerly Durango and Bowie). It is easiest to access from I-37, via the Chavez exit.
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