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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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.

What is Chicano?

Dec 6, 2012

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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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.  

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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Vincent Valdez

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

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