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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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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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Contemporary Art Month Kick Off 2022 at the Contemporary at Blue Star. Photo by Francisco Cortes.


First Friday Past Event

People's Homes is a collaborative project of artists Emily Fitzgerald and Molly Sherman.

People’s Homes: Emily Fitzgerald and Molly Sherman Exhibition Opening

First Friday Past Event

Zeke Pena, River History is an excerpt from River Stories (2019), an on going project illustrating oral histories about the River that sustains the present-day Paso Del Norte region.

Juan de Dios Mora and Zeke Peña Exhibition Opening

First Friday Past Event

The Time Traveler Umeyama’s Drawing: Preliminary Drawing for Five Mokkenshu, 2016, Sumi ink and gouache on oriental paper, 22 x 40 inches

Hiromi Stringer Exhibition Opening

First Friday Past Event

Berlin Residency Program 2023-2024 Cycle

Open Call Past

Installation view. JooYoung Choi: Songs of Resilience from the Tapestry of Faith. Courtesy of The Crow Asian Art Museum of The University of Texas at Dallas.

JooYoung Choi: Songs of Resilience From the Tapestry of Faith Exhibition Opening

First Friday Past Event

Deadline to apply for Novel Ideas Art Book Fair

Open Call Past

Artist Talk Lunch: JooYoung Choi with Jacqueline Chao

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Erica Edmonds, founder of That Gray Zine

That Gray Zine: Mental Health and Identity in Collaboration with Ruby City

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Isik Kaya, Second Nature, 45 x 30", inkjet print, image courtesy of the artist.

Fake Plastic Forest at Texas State University

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Collecting Contemporary Art Panel 2014 at Blue Star Contemporary

Collecting Contemporary Art

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Family Day April 2022. Photo credit Francisco Cortes.

Family Saturday

Family Saturday Past Event

Triangle: 19” Equal Lateral Triangle x 1”

Rectangle: 55” x 9” x 1”

49 Porcelain Candle Holders, Black Wax, Wicks

Aperitivo hour and installation tour with Ryan Takaba

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Red Dot 2021. Photo credit: Francisco Cortes.

32nd Annual Red Dot

Red Dot Past Event

Contemporary at Blue Star's Berlin Brunch at Liberty Bar

Berlin Brunch: Brittany Ham and Adam Schreiber

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Fundraising Dinner honoring the Contemporary at Blue Star

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A Day in Southtown

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Crowd gathered on front steps of the Contemporary at Blue Star. Photo credit: Francisco Cortes

First Friday Block Party

First Friday Past Event

Critical Issues in Photography

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National Voter Registration Daay

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