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    McNay Art Museum

    6000 N. New Braunfels
    San Antonio, TX 78209

    Phone: 210/824-5368   |   Email

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    Housed in what was the home of the late Marion Koogler McNay, the McNay Art Museum focuses primarily on 19th- and 20th- century European and American art. Artists featured include Cézanne, Picasso, Gauguin, Matisse, O’Keeffe, Cassatt, and Hopper. The museum’s collection of prints and drawings is one of the finest in the Southwest. The Tobin Collection of Theatre Arts is one of the premier collections of its kind in the country. Contemporary...

    Housed in what was the home of the late Marion Koogler McNay, the McNay Art Museum focuses primarily on 19th- and 20th- century European and American art. Artists featured include Cézanne, Picasso, Gauguin, Matisse, O’Keeffe, Cassatt, and Hopper. The museum’s collection of prints and drawings is one of the finest in the Southwest. The Tobin Collection of Theatre Arts is one of the premier collections of its kind in the country. Contemporary art and modern sculpture are growing strengths of the McNay collection, which now numbers over 14,000 objects.

    The McNay was the first modern art museum in Texas. Marion Koogler McNay left her art collection, her Spanish Colonial Revival-style residence, and an endowment "for the advancement and enjoyment of modern art." The 23 acres of grounds, which include fountains, broad lawns and a Japanese- inspired garden and fishpond, are popular for picnics and photography. The museum also features a research library with 30,000 volumes, the 300-seat Leeper Auditorium, and a Museum Store. The McNay’s founder, for whom the museum is named, was "a discriminating collector, an earnest student of the fine arts and a philanthropist of the first magnitude." Steadfast in her commitment to "the advancement and enjoyment of modern art," Mrs. McNay’s original bequest included her important art collection, her 24-room Spanish Colonial Revival-style mansion, the 23 acres upon which it sits, and most of her fortune. The McNay was founded in 1950 and opened to the public four years later.


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    Upcoming Events

    Homeschool Day: Stories Told

    February 20, 2018

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    ArtFull Wednesday: Art-Making for Adults: Styrofoam Prints

    February 21, 2018

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    Evening for Educators: Social Justice/Injustice

    February 22, 2018

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    Get Reel: Film Series: 4 Little Girls

    February 22, 2018

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    Family Performance: Storytime Journey

    February 25, 2018

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    ArtFull Wednesday: Short Story Study

    February 28, 2018

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    Annie Labatt Lecture Series: Medieval Looking: Seeing Medieval Art

    March 1, 2018

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    ArtStroll: Little Us!

    March 2, 2018

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    ArtFull Wednesday: Food for Thought: American Pie

    March 7, 2018

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    Art at the Fountain: Romare Bearden Collage

    March 8, 2018

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    McNay Second Thursday

    March 8, 2018

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    Conversation and Brunch: Collecting African American Art

    March 11, 2018

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    Spring Break Free Family Days Community at Play

    March 13, 2018

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    Spring Break Free Family Days: Community at Play

    March 14, 2018

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    Spring Break Free Family Days: Community at Play

    March 15, 2018

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    ArtFull Wednesday: Art-Making for Adults: Self-Portrait Collage

    March 21, 2018

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    Concert: Ritmos de España

    March 22, 2018

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    Toddler Art Play: Little Us!

    March 23, 2018

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    Workshop: Sketch-and-Etch

    March 24, 2018

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    ArtFull Wednesday-Short Story Study: Alice Walker’s “Everyday Use” and “The Flowers”

    March 28, 2018

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    Distinguished Lecture: David C. Driskell Recurring Themes in African American Art

    March 29, 2018

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    Free Teen Night: Art After Dark

    March 30, 2018

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    ArtFull Wednesday: One-on-One: Deborah Roberts, Collages

    April 4, 2018

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    Artist Panel: 4 Texans: The Next Chapter

    April 5, 2018

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    ArtStroll: One Big Family

    April 6, 2018

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    ArtFull Wednesday: Short Story Study

    April 11, 2018

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    Art at the Fountain: Family Foam Prints

    April 12, 2018

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    McNay Second Thursday

    April 12, 2018

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    Workshop: Jacob Lawrence Storyboards

    April 14, 2018

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    Tobin Distinguished Lecture: Clint Ramos: Designing Through An Immigrant Lens

    April 15, 2018

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    ArtFull Wednesday-Food for Thought: Caribbean Cuisine

    April 18, 2018

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    2nd Verse: Renaissance Revealed

    April 19, 2018

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    Toddler Art Play: One Big Family

    April 20, 2018

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    ArtFull Wednesday: Art-Making for Adults: Printed Stories/Histories

    April 25, 2018

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    Get Reel: Purple Rain

    April 26, 2018

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    Family Performance: Sounds of Life

    April 29, 2018

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    Get Reel: Medicine for Melancholy

    May 6, 2018

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