UTSA, Witte Museum present Easter photo exhibit by President Ricardo Romo

photo by Ricardo Romo

"Cascarones" by Ricardo Romo

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(March 20, 2012) -- UTSA, the Witte Museum and the Brackenridge Park Conservancy (BPC) will present "Family Traditions: Easter in Brackenridge Park," an exhibition of photographs by UTSA President Ricardo Romo, from March 24 to May 27. The photos depict the traditional weeklong Easter celebrations in the local park.

>> An opening reception for the show will be 6-8 p.m., Wednesday, March 21, and is free and open to the public. Regular viewing hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday, Wednesday and Saturday; 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Tuesday; and noon-5 p.m., Sunday.

Easter at Brackenridge Park is an important San Antonio tradition that has attracted families for generations. In 2011, the BPC invited Romo to photo-document the celebrations in order to preserve the unique aspect of our local culture. The exhibit is Romo's second at The Witte.

According to exhibition curator Arturo Infante Almeida, "the images capture and document this annual rite of merriment celebrated with egg hunts, cascarones, piƱatas, Easter baskets, games, food and music, all a customary part of the remarkable movable feast that is Easter in San Antonio."

The project is part of Romo's personal mission to capture images representing the best of San Antonio. The journey through the park was a nostalgic one because of his own Easter experiences as a child. "On Easter weekend, we experienced sights, sounds and smells that were at once familiar to us, yet different from other weekends," Romo said.

The BPC was founded in 2009 with a mission to preserve and enhance Brackenridge Park resources for the use and enjoyment of current and future generations. Documenting the park's unique resources and traditions, such as the Easter celebration, expands awareness of the park's role in the community and increases support for the park.

For more information including admission prices, contact the The Witte Museum, 3801 Broadway, San Antonio, Texas, 78209, at 210-357-1900.

For more information about the exhibit, contact Arturo Infante Almeida, art specialist and curator of the UTSA Art Collection, at 210-458-6964. Like us on Facebook.