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Upcoming Events

McNay Art Museum

Spotlight Celebration: School RSVP

San Antonio, TX
Spotlight is a yearlong salute to a single work of art in the McNay Art Museum's collection. Students are asked to develop creative responses inspired by the large-scale installation by Leonardo Drew, Untitled (Number 33A)... read more

Distinguished Lecture: Wanda Corn

San Antonio, TX
Wanda Corn, Robert and Ruth Halperin Professor Emerita in Art History, Stanford University, explores Indiana’s admiration for Gertrude Stein and her use of language in the lecture The Naked Word: Robert Indiana's LOVE and ... read more

Summer Teacher Institute: Connecting Science and Art

San Antonio, TX
Just as scientists investigate the world around them, artists and art historians similarly develop ideas, formulate theories, and test hypotheses. In anticipation of the fall exhibition "Intimate Impressionism from the Nat... read more

Workshop: Drawing with Scissors

San Antonio, TX
Artists Henri Matisse and Pablo Picasso are known for their works in a variety of mediums, including paper collage. View the exhibition Matisse and Picasso: A Friendly Rivalry and use your scissors to draw as you try your ... read more

Family Program: ArtStrolls

San Antonio, TX
Bring your stroller or baby carrier and join us for a themed tour of the museum collection and a related sensory playtime for little ones 18 months and under. Connect with other parents and caregivers to enjoy a morning at... read more

Workshop: Floral Fantasy

San Antonio, TX
Create a flower arrangement inspired by the highly decorative works in Beauty Reigns. Special event designer David Garcia of Statue of Design demonstrates his out-of-the-box approach and provides instruction and guidance a... read more

Workshop: Photogravure Printmaking

San Antonio, TX
Learn how artists expose light-sensitive plates to a photographic process and pull a photogravure print. Work with renowned printmaker Janet Flohr of Hare and Hound Press. This workshop is open to particpants ages 14 and u... read more
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Past Events

Free Teen Night: After Dark

Free Teen Night: After Dark

San Antonio, TX
For high school students only, this evening includes art, music, food & hanging out at the McNay after hours. Make art inspired by Robert Indiana's paintings, sculpture & prints. Symbolic Portraits with artist Chris Davila. Memorialize yourself or a friend with shapes and symbols. Paper LOVE with...
Friday, April 4 2014 7:00 PM 10:00 PM

Workshops: Drawing Uncensored

Workshops: Drawing Uncensored

San Antonio, TX
Discover the art of the figure in the exhibition, The Full Monty: Male Nudes from the Collection. During four sessions, experiment with different media while drawing live models in a series of poses. San Antonio artist David Alcantar provides strategies for drawing from life and an introduction t...
Thu, Mar 20 2014 6:00 PM Sat, Mar 29 2014 12:30 PM

Distinguished Lecture: Gloria Victis! From Defense to Revenge

Distinguished Lecture: Gloria Victis! From Defense to Revenge

San Antonio, TX
Purchased with donations made in celebration of William J. Chiego’s 20 years as Director, Marius-Jean-Antonin Mercié’s Gloria Victis! commemorates France’s crushing loss in the Franco-Prussian War of 1870. June Hargrove, Professor of Nineteenth-Century European Painting and Sculpture, University ...
Sunday, March 23 2014 2:00 PM 3:00 PM

Contemporary Crash Course: Adopting the Past: Robert Indiana and Early American Modernism

Contemporary Crash Course: Adopting the Past: Robert Indiana and Early American Modernism

San Antonio, TX
Unlike Pop artists Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein, who emphasized cultural amnesia that marked consumerism of the postwar era, Robert Indiana used his art to strike up dialogues with American modernist artists Charles Demuth, Marsden Hartley, Joseph Stella, and writers Herman Melville and Walt ...
Sunday, March 2 2014 2:00 PM 3:00 PM

Family Program: ArtStrolls

Family Program: ArtStrolls

San Antonio, TX
Bring your stroller or baby carrier and join us for a themed tour of the museum collection and a related sensory playtime for little ones 12 months and under! Connect with other parents and caregivers to enjoy a morning at the McNay. Diapers, blankies, and yoga pants welcome! Friday, February 7: ...
Fri, Feb 7 2014 10:30 AM Fri, Feb 28 2014 11:30 AM

Workshop: Out of the Ashes

Workshop: Out of the Ashes

San Antonio, TX
Experience the expansive installation Alice by Catherine Lee in the AT&T Lobby comprised of 105 ceramic elements. Then, with instruction from artist Ryan McKerley, glaze your own pot and participate in live raku firing. See pots pulled from the kiln while red-hot and placed in a container with co...
Saturday, February 15 2014 10:30 AM 3:00 PM

Performance: LOVE Sweet Love

Performance: LOVE Sweet Love

San Antonio, TX
Sway to music of the 1960s with your Valentine or favorite +1. This romantic evening includes champagne, hors d’oeuvres, dessert, dancing, and classic entertainment by the Allegro Stage Company directed by Tim Hedgepeth and Tom Masinter.Fee (includes champagne, hors d’oeuvres, and an anniversary ...
Friday, February 14 2014 6:30 PM 8:30 PM

Evening for Educators: WordArt SOLD OUT

Evening for Educators: WordArt SOLD OUT

San Antonio, TX
THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT. Mine the power of language in the exhibition Robert Indiana: Beyond LOVE. Special guests Eric Scott and David Modler, of Journal Fodder Junkies, discuss their innovative approach to art journaling in a keynote address. Choose two breakout sessions and experience the magic ...
Thursday, February 6 2014 5:00 PM 8:30 PM

Tobin Distinguished Lecture: Why Opera Matters

Tobin Distinguished Lecture: Why Opera Matters

San Antonio, TX
Marc A. Scorca, President and CEO of OPERA America, oversaw the organization’s relocation from Washington DC to New York City (2005) and the construction of the National Opera Center (2012), a space for both organizations and individual artists to hold auditions, rehearsals, and recordings. Curre...
Thursday, January 30 2014 6:30 PM 7:30 PM

Workshop: Collage Contradictions SOLD OUT

Workshop: Collage Contradictions SOLD OUT

San Antonio, TX
Inspired by collages in the exhibition ARTMATTERS 15: Rosalyn Schwartz: A Brief History of Seduction, combine found imagery and decorative motifs to create unexpected narratives. Techniques include stenciling, image transfer, and collage.   Teachers earn three hours of continuing professional edu...
Saturday, January 18 2014 10:30 AM 1:30 PM

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