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The Art of SA Eats / Sabor a San Antonio

August 4, 2021 

- January 23, 2022

Located in the Pat and Tom Frost Octagon

The Art of SA Eats / Sabor a San Antonio

August 4, 2021 

- January 23, 2022

Located in the Pat and Tom Frost Octagon

Cooling down on a scorching day with a frozen paleta, or warming up in the booth of a cozy neighborhood diner are among the many shared experiences evoked in The Art of SA Eats. Here, five San Antonio artists explore the city’s culinary landscape through paintings, photographs, sculpture, and video. This exhibition creates moments of appreciation and discovery of San Antonio favorites—from burgers and menudo to pecan pralines and paletas.

Explore all corners of the Frost Octagon and discover Steven Cromwell’s food landscape dioramas; Ana Fernandez’s video of her on-the-go food truck; Ben Ortiz’s paintings of classic San Antonio haunts; Chuck Ramirez’s mouthwatering photographs of regional bites; and Eva Marengo Sanchez’s monumental portrayals of conchas and refreshing fruit cups.

The Art of SA Eats is organized for the McNay Art Museum by Edward Hayes, Exhibitions Senior Manager/Registrar; and Isabel Servantez, 2020-2021 Semmes Foundation Intern in Museum Studies.

Image: Courtesy of the artist.
Eva Marengo Sanchez, Fruteria La Mission y Taqueria, 2018. Oil on panel. Courtesy of Henry Muñoz.