McNay Art Museum

Magik Theatre

From innovative art pop-ups to a children's stage performance to big time Jazz -- the weekend's packed with fun.  First off, this weekend at the McNay Art Museum, it's the Meet The Future Pop-Up.

"We are celebrating six Texas-based artists," explains Julie Ledet, these exhibits aren't the long term kind.  

McNay Art Museum

The McNay Art Museum is running a series of weekday art education events and I got a preview of one. It's called ArtFULL Wednesdays, and they happen each Wednesday at noon.

"It gives people their weekly cultural dose," says Rosemary Hickman, the McNay's Semmes Foundation Museum Educator.


The question I had for Ms. Hickman is if someone comes on Wednesday at noon, what can they expect?

Matching music with visual art can be a challenge. In some instances the two are intertwined by intention, by design, such that the work is already done. But in the case of providing a sound track to some of the contemporary art displayed at The McNay, specifically the visiting show titled Miro: The Experience of Seeing, and the concurrent exhibition in The McNay's Lawson Print Gallery, titled Picasso, Braque and the Cubist Legacy, one is confronted with the question of whether visual art can sing and, conversely, whether music can paint a picture.

Slideshow: Modernists at The McNay - Part Three

Nov 20, 2015
Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía. © Successió Miró / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris 2015.

The over 50 works which make up the current exhibition Miro: The Experience of Seeing represent the final two decades of work by Joan Miro. Of those 50-plus works, it's about a 50/50 split between flat, wall-mounted pieces and three-dimensional sculptures. Of those sculptures most, if not all, feature at least one or two found objects. These found objects range from parts of old rakes, tree stumps, animal horns, and even a wooden cooking spoon. But don't expect to see all the disparate objects at first glance.

Modernists At The McNay, Part One

Nov 6, 2015
Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia. © Sucessio Miro / Artists Right Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris 2015

Modernists at The McNay takes a long view of two exhibitions currently showing at The McNay. First is the important visiting exhibition, Miro: The Experience of Seeing. Second is the parallel exhibition, Picasso, Braque, and the Cubist Legacy: Prints and Drawings from the Collection.