Captain Seth Eastman’s Journeys with a Sketchbook: The Trip to San Antonio

July 5, 2018 to September 30, 2018

This exhibition, the third in a series of four chronicling the journey of a West Point–trained draftsman from St. Louis to San Antonio in the late 1840s, includes some of the most famous drawings of San Antonio’s historic missions, including the Alamo, as well as an interactive digital map that allows visitors to follow Eastman’s travels. The exhibition is part of the McNay’s celebration of our city’s 300th anniversary.

This exhibition is organized by Lyle Williams, Curator of Prints and Drawings, for the McNay Art Museum. Lead funding is most generously provided by the Elizabeth Huth Coates Exhibition Endowment and the Arthur and Jane Stieren Fund for Exhibitions.

Image: Seth Eastman, The Alamo, (detail), 1848. Watercolor on paper. Collection of the McNay Art Museum, Gift of Robert L. B. Tobin in memory of Madeline and John W. Todd.