A New God and King

After 10,000 years, the people of South Texas found their cultures, their very lives under attack. In the early 1700s Apache raided from the north, deadly diseases traveled from Mexico, and drought lingered. Survival lay in the missions. By entering a mission, they foreswore their traditional life to become Spanish, accepting a new religion and pledging fealty to a distant and unseen king.

Oil painting of the convento at Mission San Jose, in hues of blue and yellow.

Virtual Art Gallery & Painting Workshops

Online art gallery by 2020 Artist-in-Residence Cruz Ortiz, plus learn about upcoming FREE online painting workshops!

Woman plays acoustic guitar at Mission San Jose.

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Graphic of Mission San Jose surrounded by native plants.

Sustainability con la familia!

This Instagram Live talk series empowers viewers to recognize the sustainability efforts that local Latinx families practice.

View of Mission San Jose church at dusk

Mission San José Tricentennial

In 2020, we commemorate the Tricentennial of Mission San José with events, programs, & opportunities for reflection.

Last updated: June 18, 2020

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