Fashion Nirvana: Runway to Everyday


“I always find beauty in things

that are odd and imperfect—they

are much more interesting.”

-Marc Jacobs

From gowns to grunge, classics to cutting edge, and creations that defy description, Fashion Nirvana celebrates designers, models, photographers, and video artists. The McNay is celebrating Jacobs’ inclusive statement through its first fashion exhibition ever in its 67-year history—taking inspiration from 1990s fashion in all its glitter, glam, grit, and glory.

Fashion Nirvana
: Runway to Everyday exhibition, January 30 through May 17, 2020:

  • More than 50 showstopping garments by designers Christian Dior, Tom Ford, Oscar de la Renta, Gianni Versace, Vera Wang, Todd Oldham, Isaac Mizrahi, and many more.
  • Creating a multisensory experience, fashion ensembles will be paired with projections by 1990s video artists Rineke Dijkstra, Anthony Discenza, and Pipilotti Rist.
  • Bold dialogue will be generated by artwork from the 1990s addressing fine art and fashion.

Please join me on the Fashion Nirvana Host Committee and be a trailblazer for the McNay’s first large-scale fashion and video exhibition.

Host Committee members will receive the following:

For more information, please call Kimberly Kalmus, Grants and Sponsorships Officer Development, at 210.805.1787.

Be a part of the excitement!

A million thanks,

Alice Carrington Foultz

Host Committee Chair

Todd Oldham
, Cocktail dress and skirt,1996. Silk ribbon. Texas Fashion Collection, University of North Texas, Gift of Todd Oldham Studios, 1999.003.017, 018.

Picasso to Hockney: Modern Art on Stage


It’s time to break a leg! For the first time, the McNay Art Museum is proudly devoting its entire 7,000-square-foot Tobin Exhibition Galleries in the Stieren Center for Exhibitions to exquisite designs for opera, ballet, theatre, and other performances all acquired by Robert Tobin. Picasso to Hockney: Modern Art on Stage will be on view at the McNay October 17 through December 29, 2019.

We would be honored if you would consider helping us rewrite history by joining us as a member of the Picasso to Hockney Host Committee. The exhibition features more than 100 works by Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, Louise Nevelson, David Hockney, and Jim Dine. It highlights their brilliant collaborations with the most exciting writers, musicians, and dancers of their day: Jean Cocteau, Igor Stravinsky, Gertrude Stein, and George Balanchine. The McNay’s galleries will be transformed with a full-scale re-creation of Picasso’s celebrated Pulcinella set design. This stage centerpiece, along with many interactive moments, will provide a backdrop to showcase iconic treasures from the Tobin Collection of Theatre Arts.

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

For more information, please call Terri Landez, Revenue Department Assistant, at 210.805.1794.

Thank you for your enthusiastic support of the McNay and this marriage of the long overdue celebration of visual and theatre arts. We look forward to celebrating with you at the Museum this fall!

Image: Pablo Picasso, Scene design for Pulcinella, ca. 1920. Watercolor and gouache on paper. Collection of the McNay Art Museum, Gift of The Tobin Endowment. © Estate of Pablo Picasso/ Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

McNay Print Fair 2020

The McNay Print Fair will be celebrating its 24th year March 6-8th and is sure to attract even more art lovers than last year’s successful Fair. Interest is mounting for all collectors—seasoned and novice—to meet with respected dealers offering thousands of the highest quality prints, drawings, watercolors, and photographs. As a Print Fair devotee, we ask not only that you join us for this spectacular event, but also consider becoming a McNay Print Fair Sponsor or Patron.

McNay Print Fair: Be a Part of the Best in Texas

The McNay Print Fair has established itself as an important art event—the only one of its kind in Texas and the region. You can help make the first Print Fair of the new decade a resounding success when you become a Sponsor or Patron. With your contribution you will have special access to these exciting Fair events:

Your Participation Enriches Our Art Community

Know that your participation helps ensure the Fair’s continued success and raises the McNay’s profile among collectors, dealers, and museums as a respected center for prints and drawings. Fair proceeds help the McNay acquire and deepen our print and drawing collections for the enjoyment of everyone. The Fair is also an important catalyst for collecting in our community. But most importantly, the Fair is a great opportunity for our audience to learn more about art, collecting, and the art market.

Thank you for your consideration of Sponsor or Patron participation to make the 2020 McNay Art Fair our best yet. If you have questions, please reach me at or call 210.805.1731. 

Free with Membership or Museum admission.


Saturday, March 7, 10 am–5 pm

Sunday, March 8, noon–5 pm

Leeper Auditorium

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).

Honorarium and Memorial Gifts

Honorarium 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 personalized card sent to the honored individual or their family. In addition, the name of the individual being honored along with your name will be listed in the McNay’s magazine, Impressions. All gift amounts are confidential unless otherwise requested.

Memorial Gifts

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 personalized card sent to the honoree’s family. In addition, the name of the individual being honored along with your name will be listed in the McNay’s magazine, Impressions. All gift amounts are confidential unless otherwise requested.

For inquiries concerning Honorarium and Memorial gifts, please call the Development Office at 
210.805.1773 or e-mail

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 a nonprofit organization under IRS section 501(c)(3).

Annual Fund

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. Please consider making a donation to the McNay’s Annual Fund.

Your gift makes these life-changing moments possible.

  • $10.00 helps toward the cost of keeping the museum grounds bursting with life for our community to experience for FREE
  • $25.00 helps toward the cost of an artist/instructor-led program for teens, teachers, or families
  • $50.00 covers the cost of one family to participate in McNay Free Family Days
  • $100.00 provides 10 children or teens with free admission to our world-renowned collection and travel-worthy exhibitions
  • $250.00 covers the cost of transporting one school bus of 50 students to the McNay
  • $500.00 covers the cost of art-making materials for Family Art Play
  • $1,000.00 helps toward the cost of programming for free events such as Teen Night



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