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Past Exhibition

Fiesta: A World of Inspiration


Travel the globe through Fiesta® with Witte Airways!

Since its earliest years, Fiesta® San Antonio planners and designers have drawn inspiration from sites around the world. In Fiesta: A World of Inspiration, travel from the foothills of the Andes Mountains to the lush jungles of India and beyond, exploring inspirational locations for the Fiesta® celebration. Climb the mountains of South America, enjoy the warmth of the Caribbean islands and get lost in the Austrian woods – without ever leaving the gallery.

Blue velvet puffy dress and pink/green one-shouldered dress. Both with elaborate trains hung behind them.
Dress and train from the Court of the Mystic Sea 1954, worn by Mary Jane Fly Cameron, Duchess of the Arctic Sea. Witte Museum Collection.
Dress and train from the Court of Captivating Islands 2015, worn by Madelyn Dae Bricken Kuper, Duchess of Marine Magnificence. Loan courtesy of Madelyn Dae Houser.

International inspiration is clearly reflected in the elaborate and extravagant gowns, trains and other formalwear of Fiesta royalty – from the 1934 Queen of the Court of the Midnight Sun to the 2005 Duchess of Nazca Lines.

In this special exhibition, marvel at the stunning garments to travel the world and see it through the lively lens of Fiesta®.

Special Thanks

Fiesta: A World of Inspiration is generously supported by the Fiesta® San Antonio Commission, Inc.

Exhibition Highlights

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Medal featuring the Duchess of Enchanting Persia “Expressing the Temptations of Paradise” coronation train. It is pink, purple, orange and yellow.

2023 Witte Fiesta® Medal

Visit the Bolner Family Museum Store to purchase your 2023 collectible fiesta medal and pin. This year’s medal features the train from the 1996 Court of Mysterious Worlds worn by Marian Mundy Strange, the Duchess of Enchanting Persia, from the Witte Collection. The Duchess’ coronation robes highlight stone fruits like fig and apricots that originate from Persia, now Iran. The train overflows with pomegranate, figs and plums in varying shades of soft pink, warm orange, yellow, plum and burgundy velvet studded with rhinestones.

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