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For Immediate Release

March 26, 2012

McNay Art Museum Offers Great Opportunities for Teens


On Friday, March 30, the McNay hosts the annual Free Teen Night: Art After Dark.

This year, from 7:00 to 10:00 pm, teens arrive to the museum after hours for an Andy Warhol-themed evening. Students bring their own Campbell's soup can for admission to music, food, and art activities. Activities include a photo booth, making a screenprint, and creating a collaborative Pop art sculpture. Actor Gloria Sanchez performs her

one-woman show 15 Minutes...and Then Some. Space is limited. For reservations,

call 210.805.1768 or e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Registration deadline is March 29.


The McNay is also currently taking applications for Teen Art Guides (TAGs) for the 2012-2013 school year. TAGs assist with programs for families, teachers and teens; help with media and technology programs; and encourage other teens and families to talk about art. To be a TAG, students must be a current sophomore or junior in the San Antonio area; sign a pledge of commitment to program and policies; have reliable transportation to and from the McNay; maintain at least a B average in school; and agree to work with the staff, families, and works of art. Media, technology, and Spanish language skills a plus.


Benefits of the TAG program at the McNay include a mentored experience in a museum setting, training for starting conversations about art, information about works of art at the McNay, and documentation of community service hours. Students must arrive early to all training sessions (6 summer, 3 fall, and 3 spring); commit to spending at least ten hours a month on Saturday, Sunday, or Thursday nights at the museum; and spend time facilitating teen events, such as this year's Free Teen Night: Art After Dark.


Click on the Education tab at for an application. Submit with a teacher recommendation by April 6, 2012, to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  or to McNay Art Museum, Post Office Box 6069, San Antonio, Texas 78209.




The McNay

Built by artist and educator Marion Koogler McNay in the 1920s, the Spanish Colonial Revival-style residence opened as Texas's first museum of modern art in 1954. Today more than 100,000 visitors a year enjoy works by modern masters including Paul Gauguin, Vincent van Gogh, Edward Hopper, Georgia O'Keeffe, Pablo Picasso, Jackson Pollock, and Pierre-Auguste Renoir.  In June 2008, the museum opened the 45,000-square-foot Jane and Arthur Stieren Center for Exhibitions designed by internationally renowned French architect Jean-Paul Viguier. Nearly doubling the McNay's exhibition space, the Stieren Center includes three separate outdoor sculpture galleries.



Tuesday-Friday, 10 am-4 pm;

Thursday, 10 am-9 pm*;

Saturday, 10 am-5 pm;

Sunday, noon-5 pm.

The McNay is closed on Mondays, New Year's Day, Independence Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.


*Free general admission from 4 to 9 pm.



Admission to the McNay ranges from $8 to $15 ( for adults) and $5 to $12 for (students, seniors and active military) depending on the exhibitions and galleries on view. Please visit for current admission prices. Entrance to Main Collection Galleries is FREE on H-E-B Thursday Nights(4-9pm) and on AT&T First Sundays of the Month. During FREE times there Is an optional admission charge that applies only for entrance to special exhibitions. 







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