Spare Parts founded the MINI ART MUSEUM (MAM) to bring the fine arts museum experience to schools and the community. This opportunity for schools seeks to eliminate bus fees & complicated scheduling & simply brings the fine art museum experience to classrooms and events, like yours!


The MINI ART MUSEUM fine arts experience at your school, event or location includes:

  • installation of the MINI ART MUSEUM
  • docent-led tour of the MINI ART MUSEUM
  • magnifying glasses and gallery guides for visitors to view artwork
  • art-making workshop inspired by the exhibition(s)
  • mini gift shop with items on sale between $1-$5 to benefit museum operations (optional)

The MINI ART MUSEUM curriculum, for grades 1-12, help meet the Perception, Creative Expression/Performance, Historical/Cultural Heritage & Critical Evaluation TEKS for Art; Levels K-12. This curriculum can be adapted for use in other content areas to enhance and improve critical, divergent and analytical thinking.


Call & Response: A Retrospective Exhibition
September 2017-August 2018

In this retrospective exhibition are selected works from the MINI ART MUSEUM’s permanent collection. After four years, eleven exhibitions, and thousands of visitors worldwide, the MINI ART MUSEUM continues to serves as a platform for artists and curators to activate dialogue about topics they value. By visiting the museum, you are called to join the conversation. What will be your response?

DEEP IN THE HEART: A Texas Trilogy
June 2015-limited viewing

DEEP IN THE HEART: A Texas Trilogy showcases the artwork of 3 San Antonio born & based artists: 2015 Texas State Artist Vincent Valdez, Angela Fox and recent East Central High School graduate/Visual Arts Scholastic Event medalist Christiana Puente. Each artist created a small-scale portrait reflective of San Antonio’s diverse artistic craftsmanship.

Upcoming: Contemporary Art Month Exhibition curated by Jason Reed
March 2018

Stay tuned for more information! In the meantime, check out Jason Reed’s project Borderland Collective at

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Mini Art Museum

3 days 45 minutes ago

Repair, Wrap, Watch and Fiesta with Spare Parts! Read all the news that's fit to reuse in San Antonio.

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✨WEE Showcase : Brackenridge High School, Fall 2018✨⠀
The students at Brackenridge High School planned, designed, and built a miniature sculpture park on their campus. Look at those WEE Sculptures!🌟This project is proudly student-directed and Spare Parts approved. 🌿⠀
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Mini Art Museum

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2014 Contemporary Art Month (CAM) MINI ART MUSEUM Exhibition curated by Lady Base Gallery. Photo by Joseph Lopez. #sparepartssatx #weeart
CONTEMPORARY ART MONTH 2014 — Through the Looking Glass Award for Bending Perceptions: spare parts MINI ART MUSEUM presents Lady Base Gallery: Short Stories.

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Mini Art Museum

1 week 5 days ago

WEE Sculpture Park Update : The park is complete! Brackenridge HS students designed and created a mini sculpture park for their campus complete with tiny walkways and “large” outdoor sculptures. Project led by Spare Parts educators, Kara Salinas & Audrya Flores. ⠀
Interested in a MINI ART MUSEUM workshop a.k.a. WEE Showcase on your school campus?! Email for more info.
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