American Dreams: Classic Cars and Postwar Paintings


Rev up those engines and help put on the show of the year by supporting the McNay Art Museum and the upcoming blockbuster exhibition, American Dreams: Classic Cars and Postwar Paintings. From art enthusiasts to car lovers, American Dreams will make an impact on our community, with a wonderful and exciting roster of educational programs as well as impressive works of art—whether painted on canvas or sculpted on wheels. Your contribution will support the first exhibition to pair paintings by iconic artists, including Robert Indiana and Joan Mitchell, with classic “dream cars” of the 1950s and 1960s. Imagine seeing cars in an art museum!


American Dreams explores the ingenuity and innovation of postwar America, also known as America’s Golden Age. This period witnessed the explosion of Abstract Expressionism, Pop art, and Op art; exaggerated tailfins, wrap-around windshields, and bold colors. Help us share with our community that there are no limits to the imagination and what art can be, in the sleek stylings of a 1963 Chevrolet Corvette or a monumental painting by Ed Ruscha.

With your contribution at one of the following levels, and with our sincere gratitude, we invite you to enjoy…

PERKS Cadillac ($1,000+) Corvette ($500) Thunderbird ($250)
Recognition on the exhibition wall

Invitations to the VIP Reception

Guest passes to see the exhibition

Invitations to the Patron Gallery Talk and Cocktail Reception

For more information, please call Bianca Alvarez, Grants and Sponsorships Officer, at 210.805.1787.

Thank you for your enthusiastic support of the McNay. We look forward to seeing you at the Museum!

Image: Tucker Torpedo, 1948. The Richard L. Burdick Collection. Photo by Trent Sherrill.