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Guest Blog: Your Big Day at the McNay

Posted on March 31, 2017

As you may already know, the McNay is a fantastic venue for weddings. Lisa Morales of ​Haute Weddings has planned her fair share of occasions on our grounds and was kind enough to answer a few questions in our first ever guest blog!

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Family Art Play @ Home: Paper Marbling

Posted on December 05, 2016

DYI Paper Marbling with shaving cream. Adults have enjoyed this simple technique at the McNay's "ArtMaking for Adults" and our youngest visitors have had fun with it too at "Toddler Art Play," It is a great sensory activity for little ones. Here’s how your family can try it at home...

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McNay Director, Rich Aste, Takes a Stand on Bullying in the LGBTQ Community

Posted on October 20, 2016 by Julie Ledet, Coordinator of Communications and Marketing, and Rich Aste, Director of the McNay

Rich Aste and the McNay join the global effort as an ally to promote the McNay as a safe environment for all to dream, grow, and be inspired.

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A Fond Farewell to Charles B. Thompson, Longtime Library Assistant at the McNay

Posted on September 20, 2016 by Heather Ferguson, Archivist

On August 31, Library Assistant ​Charles B. Thompson passed away leaving a hollowed sense of void within the library department, and museum as a whole. How does one appropriately pay respect to an individual such as Charles Thompson who, though many may not realize, had a life-long engagement with the McNay? What sort of tribute is fitting for such a humble, generous, and special individual?

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Uncovering Ruloff Kip’s Toy Theatre

Posted on August 22, 2016 by Liz Paris, Collections Database Assistant

We sat down with Liz Paris, Collections Database Assistant and the exhibition’s curator, to learn a little bit more about the toy theatre that is currently on view. The large, elaborate theatre features moving mechanisms, several working lighting schemes, and an array of set drops and cut-out characters, based on Ruloff Kip’s house and family members.

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Coney Island: Visions of an American Dreamland: An Interview with Chief Curator René Paul Barilleaux

Posted on July 12, 2016 by Shelby Adelsen Marketing and Communications Intern

An interview with Chief Curator René Paul Barilleaux about the McNay's current exhibition, Coney Island: Visions of an American Dreamland.

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