Behind the Scenes at AMST

Nueces Country Record Star

As the new year begins, the Art Museum of South Texas (AMST) is planning to take the community further behind the scenes and show how staff members work to educate and inspire (us) through art.  

Chispa Bluntzer, The Call, 1996, oil on wood, gift of the artist, on view as part of Telling Art from the Permanent Collection. Behind the Scenes at the Art Museum of South Texas,  Jan. 2021

This month Alex Chapa the Curatorial Assitant is featuring artist Chispa Bluntzer and her work The Call, 1996, oil on wood. 

"Being very visually attracted to color, this piece immediately caught my eye, but the thing that stuck out to me the most are the different stories each panel portrays; the far left gives you a sense of care and protection, the far-right somewhat resembles fear and death, and the middle panel gives you a sense of fear as you look into the eyes of the woman holding the tree branch," Chapa explains. " Being able to experience different feelings about a specific piece is exhilarating to the viewer and unique in itself. "

ALEX CHAPA, AMST Curatorial Assistant. Behind the Scenes at the Art Museum of South Texas,  Jan. 2021