Curator's Corner

Picasso to Hockney | The Making of an Exhibition

Posted on December 11, 2019

Curator, Tobin Collection of Theatre Arts R. Scott Blackshire describes what it means to "put on a show" at the Museum.

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Conversations with a Curator: R. Scott Blackshire

Posted on July 24, 2019

Scott joined the McNay family in January 2019. Learn more about where the Tobin Collection of Theatre Arts is headed in our latest blog.

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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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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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Fait Accompli: Charles Dulac’s Masterpieces Reunited A conversation with the McNay’s Lyle W. William

Posted on March 23, 2016 by Lyle W. Williams,Curator of Prints and Drawings

Hailed by his contemporaries as one of the greatest lithographers of the late nineteenth century, Charles Dulac managed to produce only two complete portfolios of his technically accomplished and hauntingly beautiful prints before his untimely death at the age of 33. A conversation with Lyle W. Williams, the McNay's Curator of Prints and Drawings, gave us more knowledge and understanding about the artist's intriguing life and approach to printmaking.

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