The San Antonio Water System today installed a 15 foot long glazed tile mural called 'Water Through Time' that will face the Riverwalk on the side of the Briscoe Western Art Museum downtown, 1200 WOAI news reports.
"A painted tile mural in the WPA style which we see all along the river here in downtown San Antonio," said Dr. Steven Karr, the executive director of the museum.
The mural also graces the McNutt Courtyard, which for decades was in front of the SAWS downtown pumping station, and which now stands next to the museum in the former Hertzberg Circus Museum.
The mural features Mission San Jose in the background as 18th Century San Antonians use the river for transportation and farming.
The mural was created by Dunis Studios in Bulverde, and each of the twenty titles was painted by hand.
Karr says water is a key element of nearly every exhibit at the Briscoe.
"It isn't about oil, it's about water," he said. "If we don't have water, we don't have anything."