HemisFair ’68 was the first and only World’s Fair to be held in San Antonio, Texas. The six-month celebration was proposed by local business leaders to commemorate the 250th anniversary of the city’s founding, and the shared cultural heritage of San Antonio and its Latin American neighbors.
Demanding years of planning and coordinated investment, the Fair required massive commitments of time and energy from the people involved. The McNay partnered with UTSA Libraries Special Collections to present this unique exhibition, organized in celebration of the 50th anniversary of HemisFair ’68 and of San Antonio’s Tricentennial.
Highlighting artists and designers who contributed to the Fair, HemisFair ’68: San Antonio’s World’s Fair features small selections of artworks, architectural drawings, conceptual site plans, costume and graphic designs, ephemera, souvenirs, and audiovisual materials, including film and sound recordings, that document the early planning for HemisFair ’68.
Although we provide the utmost luxury at Westmount at Three Fountains Apartments in San Antonio, Texas, we realize that you need to get out and socialize with those in your surrounding community. This event gives you the chance to do just that! Don’t hesitate to attend today!
Saturday, June 30, 2018—10:00 AM
Event Venue Location:
McNay Art Museum
6000 N New Braunfels Avenue
San Antonio, Texas 78209