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55 Boxes of Toilet Seat Art packed so far! Barney's Toilet Seat Art Museum will be moving on come February. I post updates on Barney's museum on facebook ( Friends of B.E.S., https://www.facebook.com/groups/328433904280430/) #barneysmith #toilestseatartmuseum #toiletseatartmuseum #artmuseum #garagemuseum #barneysmithtoiletmartmuseum #bananaboxes #packingup #offbeatart #weirdmuseum #sanantonio #satx #alamoheights #sanantoniotreasure #artist #icon
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Montel. Today at the museum (Barney Smith's Toilet Seat Art Museum) I enjoyed being sentimental and was snapping some pics of some of the hidden nooks and crannies. This photo is hidden behind Barney's wall of TV Show/Media appearances and museum filming seat exhibits. Barney actually made Montel a special toilet seat he could keep. @montel_williams
We love Barney Smith!  He's in good spirits as he works on packing up his art... look at all the space! I think around 200+ seats are now packed out of the 1400+. . . Barney's Toilet Seat Art Museum has delighted people from all over the world. I honestly don't know if I would have moved to San Antonio if it wasn't for the fateful day in August 2014 when I spent several hours in Barney's garage museum in Alamo Heights.. A museum Barney has personally been showing  for over 25 years to travelers, locals, families churches, preschools, scouts, walking groups, Red Hat societies, colleges, rehabilitation centers, news media, reporters, TV programs, artists, a few celebrities, and anyone willing to call to make an appointment. ///////// Barney and I are definitely kindred spirits and I've been very lucky to have been able to move to San Antonio and work with him so closely. And while that work isn't done quite yet (The Museum is still open a little longer), it is coming to a close and  it won't be too long before this magical place hidden in plain sight in Alamo Heights returns to .... just being a garage.
Going Going... gone. Barney is shipping his famous Toilet Seat Art Museum off to Eastland, Texas (his birthplace). He's got 17 boxes ready so far, about 140+ seats packed!  Always a reuser, he finds banana boxes just perfect for 7 or 8 seats that don't have too much 3D art. /////////////// San Antonio art community wasn't interested in Barney's Art so I'm glad his home town is!  Eastland's big win, San Antonio's big loss. . //////////// San Antonio which has been a destination for world travelers and local curious seeker will have one less treasure since Barney's art and legacy will head off to another part of Texas. Barney will stay here in SA, TX (Alamo Heights) until he goes off as he says to meet his wife Velma who passed away about 4 years ago #toiletseatart #toiletseatartist #toiletseatmuseum #toiletseatartmuseum #barneysmith #artist #sanantonoartist #alamoheights #eastlandtexas #satx #sanantonio #outsiderartist #worldfamous #texasicon #sanantonioicon #museum #weirdart #garagemuseum #couldawouldashouda #sadforsanantonio #sanantonioarts #artssananantonio #artmuseum #contemporaryart #contemporararyartist #losingamuseum #museumnews #artistnews #elderartist #friendsofbes
Boxes with things: by Barney Smith There are 100s of these categorized shoeboxes in Barney Smith's garage, which is also the Toilet Seat Art Museum. I'm surprised I haven't opened more up to see what's inside. The randomness of topics seems to be fun enough. I've been volunteering in Barney's Museum for two years now! My photo/video collection of this amazing place grows weekly! #barneysmith #barneysmithtoiletseatartmuseum #toiletseatartmuseum #alamoheights #sanantonio #weirdmuseum #offbeatart #outsiderart #creative #collections #boxes #thingsinboxes #categories #keepingthingsneat #organized #museum #artmuseum #museumassistant
Happy birthday Barney Smith! Thank you for finding art in everything around you. Congratulations on the book release! #toiletseatartmuseum
Here's me at Barney's : hot, sweaty and tired! (In his workroom trying to hide and rest.) I knew with Jason out of town I'd have to do 'all the yard things' today because Barney's big book release party is tomorrow and it is also his Birthday today. I can't believe I can't keep up with a 97 year old. That guy doesn't every break a sweat. He's as Texas as they come! #barneysmith #barneysmithtoiletseatartmuseum #toiletseatartmuseum #museumhelper #museumassistant #museumgrunt #smallmuseum #alamoheights #breakingasweat #caryebye #texas
Winner! Another day in the life of a local legend:  We Love Barney Smith! #barneysmith #toiletseatartmuseum #alamoheights #sanantonio #museum #weirdart @toiletart #contemporaryart #artist #winner #kingofthecommode
Barney and I, 20th Annual Fiesta Pooch Parade. It's the biggest day of the year at Barney Smith's Toilet Seat Art Museum!!! #barneysmith #caryebye #alamoheights #toiletseatartmuseum
I volunteer at the Toilet Seat Art museum in San Antonio, Tx. I saw a name that look familiar on the sign in sheet. @davidbyrneofficial David is in town for a show tonight and I am glad he got to see this wonderful museum. I also noticed his band members came with him #danfreeman #maurorefosco #timkeiper Wish I would have stopped by yesterday. #toiletseatartmuseum #davidbyrne
Barney, artist extraordinaire 4/13/2017 I haven't posted about Barney in awhile. He's doing well for a 96 year old busy-body. In two weeks he hosts a water stop for the Pooches on Parade in Alamo Heights during Fiesta on April 28 and in May on the 25th, Barney's 97th Birthday, and the day after a book about his life's art work debuts!  The next step is to get San Antonio (@cosagov @getcreativesa @ron_nirenberg ) to take notice so we can save his art and story for generations to come! Barney is one in a million and one of the top reasons I moved to San Antonio. He's the real deal and has created an absolute masterpiece and cultural destination with his museum and art. #contemporaryartist #barneysmith #barneysmithtoiletseatartmuseum #toiletseatartmuseum #famoussanantonian #alamoheights #artist #creative #maker #outsiderart #uniquemuseum #sanantonio #satx #whywelivehere
Worthy of Jazz Hands. Being the tour guide at Barney Smith's Toilet Seat Museum means I get JAZZ HAND reactions from adorable grandkids like these. They couldn't believe grandma was bringing them to a toilet museum....but then they realized how cool and fun it is. Worthy of Jazz hands! #worthyofjazzhands #jazzhands #toiletseatartmuseum #satx #sanantonio #alamoheights #museum #artmuseum #amazingart #barneysmith #barneysmithtoiletseatartmuseum #toiletseatart
Barney Smith's Toilet Seat Art Museum, Roadside Attraction, USA #toiletseatartmuseum #art
Outside San Antonio there is man, Barney Smith, who after retiring from plumbing created a toilet seat art museum. He has thousands of bedazzled toilet seats and as many stories. This one he recites a poem with. #sanantonio #texas #toiletseatartmuseum #toiletseatart #art #personaleuphoria #travelbug #travelingtheworld #exploretheglobe #seetheworld #lonestarstate #offthebeatenpath @visittexas
We’re closing in on the 75% milestone! Please pledge now and help us spread the word. We need your support to raise $30,000 for #barneysmith and his #toiletseatartmuseum LINK IN BIO!
Merry Xmas Eve!  photo from the Barney Smith Toilet Seat Art Museum, San Antonio, TX #barneysmithtoiletseatartmuseum #sananto #satx #christmastree #diychristmas #xmas #jewelryart #toiletseatartmuseum #barneymith
#skullcaster Band photo at the #barneysmith #toiletseatartmuseum ... pretty intense place! do not miss this if url r in San Antonio #toiletseatart
On the hunt for backer #100 ! Make a pledge now and claim your free “Peecaso” poster print! We need your support to reach our goal of raising $30,000 for #barneysmith and his #toiletseatartmuseum LINK IN BIO!
We’re at $3,979! Just $21 away from crossing that $4,000 mark. That just two pledges at the $10 level! Plus for your $10 pledge you get this awesome post card featuring Barney’s favorite Toilet Seat Artwork “When the Earth’s last picture was painted”. Please contribute what you can and help spread the word about our #kickstarter in support of #barneysmith and his #toiletseatartmuseum today! LINK IN BIO!
We’re at $3,979! Just $21 away from crossing that $4,000 mark. That just two pledges at the $10 level! Plus for your $10 pledge you get this awesome post card featuring Barney’s favorite Toilet Seat Artwork “When the Earth’s last picture was painted”. Please contribute what you can and help spread the word about our #kickstarter in support of #barneysmith and his #toiletseatartmuseum today! LINK IN BIO!
Keep on pushing folks! We’ve raised about $3,800 in a little more than 48hrs. We’ve got 42 more days to go and $26,000 more to raise! Please contribute what you can and help spread the word about our #kickstarter in support of #barneysmith and his #toiletseatartmuseum LINK IN BIO!
BIG S/O to our longtime BIG HOMIE @scotproc and @eastsidepotshop for showing us love and spreading the word about our #kickstarter in support of #barneysmith and his #toiletseatartmuseum Please contribute what you can and help spread the word so we can share Barney’s story with the world and preserve his life’s work for generations to come! LINK IN BIO!
Make a pledge to our #kickstarter in support of #barneysmith and his #toiletseatartmuseum #barneysmith is 96 and the #toiletseatartmuseum is currently for sale leaving the fate of his 1,326 unique works of art uncertain. Help us share #barneysmith story with the world and preserve his life’s work for generations to come! Link in bio! @cattywampuspress#kickstarter #kickstartercampaign #book #bookdesign #publishing #outsiderart #folkart #art #toilet #toiletseat #barneysmith #plumbing #plumber #barneysmithstoiletseatartmuseum #sanantonio #alamoheights
ALL OR NOTHING! We, along with our alter ego @cattywampuspress have launched the #kickstarter for King of the Commode: Barney Smith and his Toilet Seat Art Museum! Help us share Barney’s story with the world and preserve his life’s work for generations to come by supporting and sharing our #kickstartercampaign 🔗 in bio #barneysmith #toiletseatartmuseum #folkart #outsiderart #sanantonio #texas #texasartists #artistbooks #artistmonograph #artbooks
85 years ago a 5th grade #barneysmith was given Rudyard Kipling’s “When the Earth’s last picture was painted” to recite. Now at 96 #barneysmith still has every line memorized and shares it with all the #toiletseatartmuseum visitors.
Check out Bean’s gallery of pics from his visit with our new best buddy, 96 year old Barney Smith & his #ToiletSeatArtMuseum in San Antonio, TX. ❤️
For those with a #pottymouth , here’s some #bathroomhumor . #barneysmith #toiletseatartmuseum . #sanantonio #texas . #noshit . #ishityounot . So many years of #history here!
We’ve had the great pleasure of working with the artist #barneysmith and his #toiletseatartmuseum for the past few months. Our partners in crime @cattywampuspress will be producing an artist monograph entitled King of the Commode: Barney Smith and his Toilet Seat Art Museum that will be available Spring of 2018. We’ll also be launching a Kickstarter with @cattywampuspress in December to raise funds for the printing and distribution of the book. Keep your eyes peeled and your wallets open as we reach the finish line of this project. We’ll need your help to make this book a reality and persevere the life’s work of a true Texas treasure.
Barney Smith, updating his visitor log at the end of another day showing the world his Toilet Seat Art Museum, San Antonio TX. #museumassistant #barneysmith #barneysmithtoiletseatartmuseum #offbeatart #weirdart #outsiderart #museum #sanantonio #alamoheights #toiletseatartmuseum #friendsofBES
Barney Smith, 96, the ringmaster of his circus, aka the Toilet Seat Art Museum, San Antonio TX. #museumassistant #barneysmith #barneysmithtoiletseatartmuseum #offbeatart #weirdart #outsiderart #museum #sanantonio #alamoheights #toiletseatartmuseum #friendsofBES
Barney Smith, the ringmaster of his circus, aka the Toilet Seat Art Museum, San Antonio TX. #museumassistant #barneysmith #barneysmithtoiletseatartmuseum #offbeatart #weirdart #outsiderart #museum #sanantonio #alamoheights #toiletseatartmuseum
Barney Smith's Toilet Seat Art Museum https://m.facebook.com/SATXTSAM/ #sanantoniotx #guinisbookofworldrecoards #curiouscollection #toiletseatartmuseum
It was a busy day at Barney Smith's Toilet Seat Art Museum for the Fiesta Pooch Parade rest stop! Museum Assistant Carye with Barney, the legend. The museum now has 1291 exhibits on toilet seats by retired master plumber, Barney Smith. #barney smith #toiletseatartmuseum
Fiesta Pooch parade  passes by Barney's Toilet Seat Art Museum. Many people stopped to sign this year's toilet seat! #Fiesta #Poochparade #toiletseatartmuseum
"Toilet Seat Vortex: Tribute to Barney Smith" . . #toiletseatartmuseum #SanAntonio #outsiderart #folkart #visionaryart #vortex #barneysmith
【廁所板博物館】 . [駐場博客 @pric_travelblog ] 又一個特地找的秘境,嚴格來說不算什麼景點,而是一個...95歲老伯伯 Barney Smith 家中的車庫。內裡乾坤是他一生中設計過的廁所板展覽,共1239個! . 吊起來的,牆上的,重疊的不同主題,不同材料,不同年份,一個個廁所板盛載著95年的人生故事,由故事主人翁娓娓道來箇中的一點一滴。絕對是個最有創意最有溫度的景點! . PS: 跟他合照時記得說 "toilet seat!" 不然他會假裝生氣喔~ . 地點: Barney Smith's Toilet Seat Art Museum 地址: 239 Abiso Ave, San Antonio, TX 78209 時間: 沒定, 打電話約時間 電話: ‪(210) 824-7791‬ 入場費: $0; 建議捐款支持 小貼士: 請提前打電話預約; 自備蚊怕水 . 圖片來源: @pric_travelblog #香港人歎世界 #香港人歎美國 #barneysmith #ToiletSeatArtMuseum #廁所板博物館
The Toilet Seat Art Museum in San Antonio, TX, is the life’s work of 95-year-old retired plumber Barney Smith. He started decorating discarded toilet seat lids 50 years ago and now he has 1,230 of them in his collection. They're on display in a detached garage just a few paces behind his suburban home. With seat covers as his canvas, his art is best described as found object assemblage. The breadth of Barney’s interests is astonishing: He has seats devoted to cosmetology, ophthalmology, gastroenterology, soccer, ties, pipes, pocket watches, therapy animals, The Wizard of Oz, Scrabble, Obama, Iraq, Nascar, the Taco Bell Chihuahua, petrified wood, faucet handles, clowns, archery, Michael Jackson, Troll Dolls, Pez dispensers, Ford Model Ts, 'Candid Camera,' the Holocaust, and Montel Williams (whose show he appeared on multiple times in the 1990s). Barney uses a bamboo cane to guide visitors through the museum and point out his favorite works—like the seat decorated with what he claims is a million dollars in shredded bills from the Federal Reserve Bank of San Antonio. There’s a seat about @ediblearrangements (yes, like the fruit bouquets) and another about @greatclips , featuring real human hair. The most sentimental seats are dedicated to anniversaries spent with his beloved wife, Louise, who passed away in 2013. Barney is charming and quick with a joke; you could easily spend an hour with him perusing the collection. He loves posing for pictures with guests and asks every visitor to sign a toilet seat themed to their home state or country. (There are “overflow” seats for states with excess visitors, like Texas and New York.) The museum is free to enter but visitors must call ahead (210-824-7791) so Barney can get the place in top running order. #barneysmith #toiletseatartmuseum #toiletartmuseum #sanantonio #CGsanantonio #texas #CGtexas #lonestarstate #toilet #museum #art #contemporaryart #outsiderart #folkart #assemblage #foundobject #quirky #weird #roadsideattraction #travel #findtheawesome
This #toiletseatartmuseum has over 1,000 covers, each with unique artwork by the lovely gentleman #barneysmith Born in 1921, Barney tells people to come sooner than later. Yours truly just became a "museum donor" thanks to having to replace a toilet seat. #art #history #sanantonio #texas #simplethings #culture #collection #alamoheights
It's never too early to plan for the #weekend ! Need some ideas? We present 5 places to check out in #SA and around #Texas ! Link to #blog in our bio. 🚙🗿🚽 #Barbacoapparel #travel #explore #exploretexas #satx #stonehenge2 #fortsamhouston #toiletseatartmuseum #virgendeguadalupe #cathedralofjunk
Don't live the SAME year 75 times and call it a LIFE!😑 Hoping to be more like Barney when I turn 94.❤️ San Antonio finally up on the blog today. #ohtheplaceswellsee #barneysmith #toiletseatartmuseum #visittexas #visitsanantonio #travelgram #instatravel #discovertheroad #welivetoexplore