School at Sunset Hills

August 20, 2014 to February 15, 2015

During World War II, the San Antonio Art Institute was threatened with impending closure due to financial limitations. In turn, Marion Koogler McNay invited the Institute to move to the grounds of her Sunset Hills mansion. From 1943 to 1992, instructors conducted classes in painting, drawing, and ceramics, with hundreds of students graduating from the art program. Concentrating on the artists who were active with the Institute during its first decade of operation at the McNay residence, from 1943 to 1953, this exhibition presents selected examples of their work included in the collection.