Robert L. B. Tobin:  Collector, Curator, Visionary

January 9, 2020 to April 26, 2020

Located in the Brown Gallery and Tobin Theatre Arts Gallery.


“Designs come to life only when they are used.” - Robert L. B. Tobin


Robert L. B. Tobin: Collector, Curator, Visionary
reintroduces the late San Antonio arts advocate and The Tobin Collection of Theatre Arts to new generations of San Antonians. Through a mix of unparalleled artworks acquired by the exhibition’s namesake, this presentation will focus on the visionary contributions Tobin made to San Antonio and beyond.


Through this exhibition, the McNay hopes the world-renowned collection continues to educate and inspire future generations of theatre-makers for years to come.


Robert L. B. Tobin: Collector, Curator, Visionary is organized for the McNay Art Museum by R. Scott Blackshire, PhD, Curator, Tobin Collection of Theatre Arts, and Timothy J. Chagolla Retzloff, Tobin Theatre Arts Fund Assistant Curator, Tobin Collection of Theatre Arts.


This exhibition is a program of The Tobin Theatre Arts Fund.


Image: Portrait by Yousuf Karsh of Robert L. B. Tobin as a young man in his library at Oakwell, ca. 1964. © Karsh