McNay Art Museum

Built by artist and educator Marion Koogler McNay in the 1920s, the Spanish Colonial Revival residence opened as Texas's first museum of modern art in 1954. Today more than 100,000 visitors a year enjoy works by modern masters including Paul Gauguin, Vincent van Gogh, Edward Hopper, Georgia O'Keeffe, Pablo Picasso, Jackson Pollock, & Pierre-Auguste Renoir.  In June 2008, the museum opened the 45,000-square-foot Jane and Arthur Stieren Center for Exhibitions designed by internationally renowned French architect Jean-Paul Viguier. Nearly doubling the McNay's exhibition space, the Stieren Center includes three separate outdoor sculpture galleries.

 

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11:18 am
Mon February 17, 2014

Why Opera Matters

Marc Scorca
Dario Acosta

The McNay Art Museum's Tobin Distinguished Lecture Series presented Marc Scorca, speaking on January 30, 2014. The title of his presentation is "Why Opera Matters."

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4:40 pm
Thu April 18, 2013

The Royal Coronation with Sir Roy Strong

BBC 4

A leading expert in royal festivals and celebrations, Sir Roy Strong is an art historian, broadcaster, diarist, gardener, and writer, who has served as director of the National Portrait Gallery (1967–1973) and Victoria and Albert Museum (1974–1987), both in London. His talk focuses on the evolution of coronations in recent yearsand coincides with the exhibit fiesta, fete, festival.

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5:18 pm
Fri April 5, 2013

The Man Who Built The Stieren

Jeff Goldberg ESTO

Jean-Paul Viguier, architect for the Jane & Arthur Stieren Center for Exhibitions, returns for a special collaboration between the museum and UTSA’s College of Architecture.

Viguier’s talk marks the fifth anniversary of the opening of the Stieren Center.

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2:54 pm
Tue March 26, 2013

Isabelle Dervaux On American Surrealism

American Surrealism differed from the movement that originated in France in the 1920s as artists reinterpreted Dalí's dreamlike imagery in the context of the Great Depression and under the influence of the American realist tradition.

Isabelle Dervaux is the Acquavella Curator of Modern and Contemporary Drawings at the Morgan Library & Museum in New York. In 2005, she organized Surrealism USA, a major survey on Surrealism in the United States.

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11:19 am
Mon February 11, 2013

Contemporary Art Crash Course

A piece from Leonardo Drew's number series
Flickr user Juliegomoll cc

Contemporary Art is both a maligned and lauded movement. For the average person, it is taxing to try and meet an artist halfway in a piece of art that is designed to be as much a dialogue as an expression.  

Dr. Andrew Cambell, who teaches art at Texas State University in San Marcos,  isn't put off by Morley Safer and wants to demystify the form.  Touching on authorship and appropriation, materials, identity, and how his own work fits into the mix, he lays out a series of understandable explanations that will have you wanting to engage with your next contemporary art exhibit.

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1:57 pm
Thu December 6, 2012

What is Chicano?

Carlos Fuentes Jackson

Carlos Francisco Jackson, professor of chicana/o studies at the University of California-Davis, and George Vargas, professor of art history at Texas A & M University-Kingsville, discussed the meaning of the term "Chicano" in 2012. Ricardo Romo, President, The University of Texas at San Antonio, moderated the conversation.

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11:26 pm
Thu November 1, 2012

Acclaimed African American Costume Designer Myrna Colley-Lee

Myrna Colley-Lee's costume design at the McNay Art Museum
Paul Flahive

Myrna Colley-Lee discussed her designs for the production of Wedding Bands, The Ballad of Emmett Till and other plays in the Songs of Social Significance exhibition with Jody Blake, Curator of the Tobin Collection of Theatre Arts at the McNay on November 1, 2012.  

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12:35 pm
Mon October 29, 2012

Art and Commerce: Painting in 16th-Century Antwerp with John Hand

Jan Gossaert, Portrait of Anna de Bergh, Marquise de Veere (detail), ca. 1530. Oil on panel. Collection of the McNay Art Museum, Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Frederic G. Oppenheimer.

Sunday, October 28th 6:30pm at the McNay Art Museum. John Hand, Curator of Northern Renaissance Paintings for the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC discusses the golden age of Netherlandish painting during the 16th-century boom in trade, finance, and textiles that made Antwerp the cultural capital of the Northern Renaissance.

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8:41 am
Thu October 4, 2012

Vincent Valdez at the McNay Art Museum

Vincent Valdez

Artist Vincent Valdez discusses the motivations, processes, and stories behind works of art in his solo exhibition.

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