Robert Indiana: A Legacy of Love

One of the most exciting aspects of art is its power to mirror and bring meaning to our times. The boldly imagined works of Robert Indiana have never been more timely or evocative of our lives today. This fall, the McNay will proudly present—in a major collaboration with the Whitney Museum of American Art—the exhibition Robert Indiana: A Legacy of Love. It is our honor to invite you to join us on the Host Committee in support of the McNay’s tribute to Indiana, his Pop art contemporaries, and Robert Tobin and The Tobin Theatre Arts Fund.

Robert Indiana
, running October 15, 2020 through January 24, 2021, examines Indiana’s art and innovative foregrounding of text and symbols within the visual arts during the postwar era. His use of words and images to form a complete message will be profoundly familiar in our current cultural moment with social media platforms such as Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, and more. The exhibition will also feature masterworks from the Whitney’s collection by Andy Warhol, Alex Katz, Roy Lichtenstein, Claes Oldenburg, and Wayne Thiebaud. The exhibition—with treasured objects from the Tobin Theatre Arts Fund—will also provide fascinating insights into the enduring friendship between Indiana and Robert L. B. Tobin.

Please join us on the Host Committee and receive the following: 

Please feel free to call us at 210.805.1794.

We hope to see you on the Host Committee as the McNay brings the transformational experience of Robert Indiana’s words and images to thousands of South Texans.

With warmest regards,

Mel Weingart, Linda Hardberger, and Robert Perdziola

Tobin Theatre Arts Fund Trustees

McNay Contemporaries Acquisition Fund

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the McNay Contemporaries (MC) will not host a live fundraiser as we have in years past. However, your gift is needed more than ever to support the Museum’s acquisition fund. With a gift of $250 or more, you can help further MC’s mission to acquire contemporary art for the McNay and to enhance the public’s understanding and appreciation of the art of today. In lieu of attending this year’s fundraiser, we insist you celebrate in your pajamas watching The Price of Everything, a Nathaniel Kahn documentary about the contemporary art world, where everything can be bought and sold.


In 2019, your contributions helped us purchase two video works for our collection: Jennifer Steinkamp’s Botanic 3 and Martine Gutierrez’s Clubbing.

Martine Gutierrez, Still from Clubbing, 2012. HD video. Collection of the McNay Art Museum, Museum purchase with funds from the McNay Contemporary Collectors Forum. © Martine Gutierrez
Jennifer Steinkamp, Still from Botanic 3, 2016. Video installation. Collection of the McNay Art Museum, Museum purchase with funds from the McNay Contemporary Collectors Forum. © Jennifer Steinkamp

Fund-a-Bus Program

Fund-a-Bus Program

Field trips are a memorable part of childhood, and we need your help to share the McNay with youth in our community. The McNay is proud to partner with every school district in Bexar County in addition to many more throughout South Texas. In fact, students from 270 schools visited the McNay on tours last year.

Contribute to the Fund-a-Bus program this year by funding one or more buses at $250 each. With your help, the McNay will reach its $60,000 goal for the program and continue this important service next school year.

Please contact Head of Development Katherine Trumble at 210.805.1773 or for more details.

Fund-a-Bus donations are fully tax-deductible since no substantial benefits have been promised or provided to you in exchange for your gift. The McNay Art Museum is a a nonprofit organization under IRS section 501(c)(3).

Cumulative Giving

Cumulative Gifts, July 1, 2020 – October 31, 2020

$1,000,000 and Above

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

$100,000 and Above

John L. Santikos Charitable Foundation Fund of the San Antonio Area Foundation

$25,000 and Above

Mr. Chris Cheever

Howard and Betty Halff Fund

$10,000 and Above

Amy Shelton McNutt Charitable Trust

Mr. Charles C. Butt

Kerr Family Charitable Foundation

Marcia and Otto Koehler Foundation

Metropolitan Methodist Hospital

Semmes Foundation, Inc.

Amy Stieren Smiley

Texas Commission on the Arts

The Tobin Theatre Arts Fund

$5,000 and Above

Alamo Colleges

Mr. and Mrs. William H. Atwell II

Broadway Bank

Mr. and Mrs. Jim Dicke II

Mr. and Mrs. Brooks Englehardt

Mr. and Mrs. John Feik

Mr. and Mrs. Don Frost


HEB Grocery Company

Dr. and Mrs. Robert L. Jones

McCombs Foundation

Mr. Todd A. Romano

The Brown Foundation, Inc.

The Jesse H. and Susan Oppenheimer Foundation

The Smothers Foundation

Trinity University

Drs. Sergio and Alice Viroslav

Wayne F. Yakes MD, FSIR, FCIRSE

$2,500 and Above

Mr. and Mrs. Curt Anastasio

Audi Dominion

Berman Family Fund

J M. Francis

Mr. and Mrs. John C. Korbell

Mr. and Mrs. Steve Q. Lee

Dr. and Mrs. Jon Maust

Mr. Epitacio R. Resendez and Mr. Hunter H. Resendez

Mr. and Mrs. Clay P. Richmond

Rose Marie and John L. Hendry III Charitable Trust

Ms. Wendy Stieren

Texas Youth Development Corporation

The Ruth and Roy Schapira Family Fund

William and Salomé McAllen Scanlan Foundation

$1,000 and Above

Anne Zanikos Art Conservation

Dr. Richard Aste and Mr. Max Goodman

Mrs. Ann K. Barshop

Benson Family Fund

Ms. Yvonne Broussard

Mr. Robert Brown and Mr. Dennis Karbach

Mr. and Mrs. Walter F. Brown Jr.

Mr. James S. Calvert

Mr. and Mrs. William C. Carrington

Dr. and Mrs. William J. Chiego

Jonathan Clarke

Ford Foundation

Susan Toomey Frost and Craig Bunch

Mr. Pat Frost and Dr. Kelley Frost

GPM Life Insurance Company

Hannah Foundation

Harry Halff Fine Art, Inc.

Keller Henderson

Christopher C. Hill

John E. Dempsey Fund

John Seidenfeld and Mary Barad

Dr. Johnny Clay Johnson

Mr. Michael L. Kreager

Mr. and Mrs. James M. McNeel

Mrs. Lewis J. Moorman III

Dr. James F. Nelson

Mr. Guillermo C. Nicolas and Mr. Jim Foster

Mr. Tim Seeliger and Mr. Bradley J. Parman

Mrs. Jane Cheever Powell

Jon and Beverly Purdy

Judy W. Renick

Rose Rodriguez

Ms. Ethel T. Runion

Mrs. Ferol E. Senter

Mr. Robin Teague and Ms. Sher L. Brooks

The Arch and Stella Rowan Foundation

Mr. and Mrs. James H. Travis

University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio

Dr. Karen A. Waldron

Dr. Elly Xenakis

Dr. Raul J. Yordan-Jovet and Ms. Norma C. Bodevin

Employee Benefits Business Partners

Catto and Catto LLP

City of San Antonio



Honorarium and Memorial Gifts


Gifts in honor provide a meaningful, living tribute to a friend, relative, or colleague by commemorating a special occasion. Celebrate birthdays, anniversaries, and other special events with an in-honor gift to the Museum in tribute to that special person. Your contribution will be acknowledged with a letter sent to the honored individual or their family. In addition, the name of the individual being honored along with your name will be listed on the McNay’s website. All gift amounts are confidential unless otherwise requested.


You can also remember a special person or express your sympathy with a memorial gift to the Museum. A memorial is a personal remembrance that honors a deceased friend, relative, or colleague. Your contribution will be acknowledged with a letter sent to the honoree’s family. In addition, the name of the individual being honored along with your name will be listed on the McNay’s website. All gift amounts are confidential unless otherwise requested.

You can make an honorarium or memorial gift in two ways:

1. Online

2. Mail in a check

McNay Art Museum

P.O. Box 6069

San Antonio, TX 78209

3. Call 210.805.1794

Please include the name of the person you are honoring or remembering. Please included the name and mailing address for the family to be acknowledged.

For inquiries concerning Honorarium and Memorial gifts, please call the Development Office at 210.805.1794.

Honorarium and Memorial gifts are fully tax-deductible since no substantial benefits have been promised or provided to you in exchange for your gift. The McNay Art Museum is a nonprofit organization under IRS section 501(c)(3).

Honorariums and Memorials
From July 1, 2020 to October 31, 2020


In Honor of Dr. Richard Aste

Mr. and Mrs. William Handmaker

In Honor of Ms. Julie McGarraugh

Mrs. Jane Cheever Powell


In Memory of Mrs. Nancy J. Daleiden

Mr. and Mrs. Christian Curry

Ann Daleiden

Dr. and Mrs. Jay H. Heizer

Mr. and Mrs. Donald N. Jordan

Ms. Terri Phillips

Rebecca Sosa

Eugene Terkel

In Memory of Tom C. Frost

Mr. and Mrs. James H. Travis

In Memory of Mr. James W. Gorman

Mrs. Jonathan C. Calvert

In Memory of Mrs. Betty Halff

Ms. Anne C. Alexander

Mr. Chad Carey and Mrs. Katharine Carey

Rose Mary Fry

Mrs. Marie Halff

Dr. and Mrs. Jay H. Heizer

Ms. Julie McGarraugh

Theresa M. Nycz and Gary L. Morrison

Mr. and Mrs. Harriet Oppenheimer

Ms. Ethel T. Runion

Mr. and Ms. Albert E. McCall

Mr. and Mrs. James H. Travis

Mrs. Nancy G. West

In Memory of Mr. James L. Hayne

Mr. and Mrs. Don Frost

In Memory of Gregory Roger Miller

McNay Docent Council

In Memory of Mrs. Dorothea C. Oppenheimer

Mr. James S. Calvert

Mr. Chad Carey and Mrs. Katharine Carey

Mr. and Mrs. James C. Chittim

Mr. and Mrs. Steve Holloway

Rev. and Mrs. Raymond Judd Jr.

Mr. and Mrs. Terry Lewis

Carol C. Matter

Mr. and Mrs. Harriet Oppenheimer

Ms. Ethel T. Runion

In Memory of Mrs. Ruth S. Schapira

Mr. and Mrs. Michael Baucum

Mr. and Mrs. Bill Robertson

In Memory of Marilyn Stovall

Ms. Amy Englehardt

In Memory of Jane F. Stricker

Ms. Carol M. Andersen

Joanne M. Foster

Mr. and Ms. Reid Hackney

Mrs. Susan Harrington

Pamela M. Lewnes

Linda Orff

Robert E. Petres

Beverly Schwink

Mr. Charles R. Work and Ms. Veronica A. Haggart

In Memory of Dr. Dale A. Wood

Mr. and Mrs. Michael Baucum

Mr. and Mrs. Joe M. Westheimer Jr.

McNay Excellence Fund - Give Love. Share Hope.

At the McNay we lean into our mission to engage a diverse community in the discovery and enjoyment of the visual arts. We are committed to bringing social-conscious exhibitions and programming to San Antonio and beyond, and to increasing accessibility and inclusivity at the Museum through transformative art experiences. Participate with your community in our Give Love. Share Hope. Campaign today! 


We all deserve more beauty, love, and hope in our lives.

No matter the size, you are making a lasting impact on San Antonio’s place of belonging. We hope that you will join countless others this season to Give Love and Share Hope at the McNay Art Museum.

Know your impact by reviewing what your gift to the McNay Excellence Fund can accomplish:

  • $10.00 helps toward the cost of keeping the museum grounds bursting with life for our community to experience as a safe oasis for FREE
  • $25.00 helps toward the cost of an artist/instructor-led program for teens, teachers, or families
  • $50.00 helps your neighbors stay connected through virtual programming that is both educational and meditative
  • $100.00 provides 10 children FREE admission to our world-renowned collection and travel-worthy exhibitions
  • $250.00 helps purchase cleaning supplies to maintain the McNay's high standards of cleanliness and safety for all visitors and staff
  • $500.00 could help conserve one of the 23,000+ works of art in the McNay's permanent collection
  • $1,000.00 helps toward the cost of bringing works of art from around the world, right here to your San Antonio community Museum. 

Thank YOU for giving Love and sharing Hope with your San Antonio community!




You can also give by mail or by phone
P.O. Box 6069
San Antonio, TX 78209

McNay Operations Relief Fund

Please consider a donation to the McNay Art Museum as we face unprecedented times and closure in response to COVID-19. Here are a few ways you can help:

  1. Please consider making a gift to the Museum to help us steward our resources, protect our art, and come back stronger. No amount is too small.
  2. If you are practicing self-distancing at this time, please consider donating your planned or unused admission ticket to the Museum.
  3. Stay informed. If you have plans to attend a program, exhibition, or event at the Museum, please check our website and social media channels for the latest updates, including information on when we will reopen.

Your donation makes a difference:

$50 helps offset buildings and grounds maintenance

$100 helps maintain the safety of our collection during this temporary closure

$250 helps fund future art education experiences when we reopen

$500 helps sustain staff working remotely to plan for the future