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!

SCHEDULE YOUR MUSEUM VISIT!

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.

CURRENT & UPCOMING EXHIBITIONS

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 www.borderlandcollective.org.

Catch the MINI ART MUSEUM on the move!

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Mini Art Museum

5 days 13 hours ago

Fire up those radiators - it's a cold one! Keeping warm next to this mini heater is "Frankie," a #weeprint by artist @rikkiannevk . #gocco #snowinsanantonio #weeart

Mini Art Museum

6 days 14 hours ago

Rounding out the day with another edition of #weeartwednesday ! This installation by @mirahnatyshyn titled, "Pins to Rest," was debuted in the @sparepartssa @miniartmuseum exhibition, "Pins and Needles" (2015). This piece is made of styrofoam, acrylic and pins. You can see it currently in the retrospective exhibition, "Call & Response" which will be installed @medusathesalonsa on December 29 for #fifthfriday . In addition to the #miniartmuseum, #spareparts pop up shop will be open for business. How would you describe and interpret this piece? Can you relate?

Mini Art Museum

1 week 1 day ago

MINI ART MUSEUM proud to officially announce our 2018 Contemporary Art Month guest curator!

Mini Art Museum

1 week 1 day ago

Creative opportunity (music, visual arts, & spoken word) for students middle/high school age. Check it out, deadline January 28, 2018.