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Exhibitions & Events

To extend the reach of its exhibitions, the Contemporary presents a variety of complementary programs: Open Studios, a film series which goes behind the scenes at artists’ studios; the Art Education Lab, which offers hands-on programming and education content; and outreach events including workshops, artist talks, panel discussions, and film screenings.

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Artwork installed in white gallery at Contemporary at Blue Star

33rd Annual Red Dot

Red Dot Past Event
Red white and blue circular logo design with a picture of the USA in the middle. The top border reads National Voter Registration Day.

National Voter Registration Day

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Flyer with text about the Cochineala event on September 15. Design includes a background of pink and grayish green with a bug and the form of the structure at Confluence Park.

Cochineala Nature and Art Series: Bioluminescence at Confluence Park 

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Image of families making a hands on art project outdoors under a tent overlaid with text and screened in blue.

Movies and Music Under the Stars at Mission Marquee Plaza

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Two people in a gallery looking at a small frame placed on a pedestal. A projection is on the wall in the background, showing a White House with I (heart) 3W on it.

Image from the opening night of "Vernacular Systems." Photo credit: Francisco Cortes.

2024 CAM Perennial

Open Call Past
Blue square design with Seva-Art logo in white at center. Additional text reads: Seva-Art Open Call for Student Artists. Apply Today deadline September 30, 2023

Seva-Art Open Call for Middle and High School Artists

Open Call Past

Natural dyeing technique for fabric. Photo credit: Daniela Oliver de Portillo

The Art of Natural Dyeing with Daniela Oliver de Portillo

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May 2023 Family Saturday at the Contemporary at Blue Star. Photo credit: Francisco Cortes 

Family Saturday

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Photo by Francisco Cortes

Visual-Thinking Strategies Research Study

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Walk and Wonder Workshop

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Photograph of woman with glasses and long hair resting on her elbows while laying on the floor and looking directly at the camera.

Lesley Ramsey of BeCause Yoga

Yoga in the Gallery with BeCause Yoga and the Contemporary Staff

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The Direct Path, 2023, Paper sculpture, 18” x 18” x 3”

The Direct Path, 2023, Paper sculpture, 18” x 18” x 3”

First Friday Exhibition Openings of Brittany Ham, Adam Schreiber, and Michael Velliquette

First Friday Past Event

Gregorio Mannino Celebration of Life

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Vicuña Cecilia, Semiya (Seed Song), 2015, color, sound, HD video, 07:43, Courtesy Electronic Arts Intermix (EAI), New York.

First Friday Exhibition Opening of Actions for the Earth

First Friday Past Event

Berlin Brunch: Jayne Lawrence and Sabine Senft

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2023 Red Dot Open Call

Open Call Past

Family Saturday at the Contemporary at Blue Star. Photo credit: Francisco Cortes

Family Saturday

Family Saturday Past Event

Progressive Dinner at The Cellars in 2019.

Progressive Dinner

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Juan de Dios Mora speaks with visitors during the opening of In Passing: Fronteno Epics Across Time. Photo by Francisco Cortes

Artist Talk: Juan de Dios Mora and Zeke Peña

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Novel Ideas Art Book Fair

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Dog Walk with Hiromi Stringer

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MOSAIC Ekphrastic Celebration with Andrea “Vocab” Sanderson

MOSAIC Past Event

Family Day April 2022. Photo credit: Francisco Cortes.

GenerationNEXT Bexar County Arts Internship Application Deadline

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Botanical Cyanotype Sample

Botanical Cyanotype Print Workshop with Francisco Cortés

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