Ruby City is a 14,472 square-foot contemporary art center in San Antonio, TX, dedicated to providing a space for the city’s thriving creative community to experience works by both local and internationally-acclaimed artists.
Ruby City is located at 150 Camp Street, San Antonio, TX, 78204.
Ruby City is easily accessible from highway 35 South/ I 10 East. Take the S. Alamo Street exit (155A), turn left onto S. Alamo, at the second light turn left onto S. Flores St., then Camp St. is the first left.
From downtown, take St Marys St. to Cesar Chavez, turn right and go to the S. Flores intersection, turn left, then Camp St. will be on your right a few blocks down.
From downtown, Via Buses 43 and 44 stop at S. Flores & McManus Alley, a 3-minute walk from Ruby City.
From the south, Via buses 11, 43, 44, 243 and 251 stop at S. Flores & Daniel, a 2-minute walk from Ruby City.
Yes, all exhibition and events are free and open to the public.
Yes, wheelchairs are permitted inside.
Absolutely! We request that any groups larger than 10 persons make a reservation at least 1 week in advance to ensure that there are no scheduling conflicts.
Photos and video are permitted, but no flash photography.
Yes, but do not lean up against the walls or sculptures.
No. We do not allow flash photography.
No food or beverages, except water bottles, are allowed inside for the safety of the artwork.
Ruby City is the vision and mandate of our founder and dedicated art collector Linda Pace (1945-2007), who sketched the initial inspiration for the ruby structure after waking from a dream. A sparkling crimson building appeared to Linda in her sleep and then using colored pencil, she sketched the fanciful image and shared it with world-renowned architect Sir David Adjaye OBE. Linda believed strongly in the power of art as a vital social force, a mission the 14,000 square-foot building, two-story building, will further.
Linda Pace commissioned world-renowned architect Sir David Adjaye OBE to design Ruby City. He is recognized as a leading architect of his generation. Born in Tanzania to Ghanian parents, his broadly ranging influences, ingenious use of materials and sculptural ability have established him as an architect with an artist’s sensibility and vision. He founded Adjaye associates in 2000 and his largest project to date is the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of African American History and Culture, which opened in the fall of 2016. Adjaye was also named as one of Time Magazine’s Most Influential People of 2017.
We welcome visitors of all ages to Ruby City. Because we are exhibiting Contemporary Art, there may be adult content on view. We leave this up to the parent or guardian’s discretion.
No, but there are many cafes and restaurants in the area, we suggest the following:
No firearms are permitted on Ruby City premises.
Ruby City does NOT rent out its facilities for private parties and/or events.
Please visit our contact page to find the appropriate staff member for your question.