Blue Star Contemporary (BSC) is the first and longest-running nonprofit venue for contemporary art in San Antonio. Its inception 34 years ago created a pathway that supported the revamp of a warehouse complex into an artist-centric, mixed-use development, sparking the total revitalization of San Antonio’s Southtown.

BSC hosts 15 contemporary exhibitions annually; a year-round after-school art education program for high school young people, the MOSAIC Student Artist Program; and the Berlin Residency Program. In 2017, BSC became the only San Antonio arts organization to be W.A.G.E.-certified, solidifying its commitment to fair compensation of artists and creative professionals.

Currently on view

Blue Star Contemporary reopened to the public in June 2020 with updated visiting procedures. All visitors must schedule an online reservation prior to entrance. Click here to book your free visit to BSC.

Theresa Newsome: Objects of Aggression

Artist Theresa Newsome's solo exhibition features work reflecting on the murder of unarmed black men in the United States, either by police brutality or unchecked racism.

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Sanctuary City Project

Artists Sergio De La Torre and Chris Treggiari's socially-engaged collaboration highlights immigration policy in the U.S.

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A Relationship with Flight

Ryan Takaba’s installation at BSC expands on his investigations from his Berlin Residency at Künstlerhaus Bethanien and his ongoing research on death rite rituals.

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Please Form A Straight Line

This timely, diverse, and innovative group exhibition explores themes of collectivity, the municipal, property, architecture, and the control and regulation of bodies.

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Our Mission

To inspire the creative genius in us all by nurturing artists through innovative contemporary art.

Blue Star Contemporary currently welcomes nearly 30,000 visitors on-site each year, and more than 300,000 through off-site exhibitions in multiple regions across our geographically large city—an audience representative of San Antonio’s diverse population.


 

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