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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#5WomenArtists: Mary Lee Bendolph

Posted on March 15, 2018

As part of our participation in the #5WomenArtists campaign, our current Semmes Foundation Intern in Museum Studies, Bianca Alverez, researched an artist currently on view in our banner exhibition Something to Say: The McNay Presents 100 Years of African American Art.

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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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​A Conversation with Curator Jody Blake: Dressed to Kill: Glam and Gore in Theatre

Posted on March 11, 2016 by Jody L. Blake, Curator, Tobin Collection of Theatre Arts

Dressed to Kill explores the provocative pairing of glamour and gore in the theatre. We sat down with Jody L. Blake, Curator of the McNay’s Tobin Collection of Theatre Arts, to learn more about the exhibition’s visual exploration of the costumes worn by some of the most memorable seductresses of the musical stage.

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