Conversations, Gallery Talks, Lectures
Contemporary Crash Course: Luis A. Jiménez Jr.’s Man on Fire
Thursday, October 3, 6:30 pm, Chiego Lecture Hall
Delilah Montoya, Professor of Art, University of Houston, discusses Luis A. Jiménez Jr.’s large-scale sculpture in celebration of the McNay’s recent acquisition Man on Fire. This program offers continuing professional education credit (CPE).
3views: Fashioning a Character Inside and Out
Thursday, October 10, 6:30 pm, Brown Gallery
When does an actor become a character? Three experts offer mini talks focused on revealing a character for stage and for screen.
■ Costume Drama: Jody Blake, Curator, Tobin Collection of Theatre Arts
■ Underpinnings: Michaele Haynes, former Witte Museum Curator
■ Excerpt from A Streetcar Named Desire: Rick Frederick and Sam Carter Gilliam, actors
This program offers continuing professional education credit (CPE).
Exhibition Talk: Conversation with Rosalyn Schwartz
Thursday, November 14, 6:30 pm, Chiego Lecture Hall
In a conversation with René Paul Barilleaux, Chief Curator/Curator of Art after 1945, Rosalyn Schwartz discusses her installation for the McNay’s contemporary exhibition series ARTMATTERS.
Distinguished Lecture: Martin Filler
Makers of Modern Architecture: Architects, Patrons, and Communities
Tuesday, November 19, 6:30 pm, Chiego Lecture Hall
Drawing upon two volumes of critically acclaimed essays, Martin Filler, Architecture Critic for New York Review of Books, offers a lecture focused on the effect architects, patrons, and communities have on what gets built and why. Filler discusses architects with strong Texas connections such as Philip Johnson and Renzo Piano, as well as recent controversial projects including The Barnes Foundation in Philadelphia and the National September 11 Memorial and Museum in New York.
Martin Filler signs books purchased through the Museum Store immediately following talk.
Tickets are available for McNay members for free, nonmembers $10, educators and students with an I.D. $5. Reserve space by e-mailing
or calling 210.805.1768. Registration deadline: November 18, noon.
This lecture is a program of the Louis A. and Frances B. Wagner Lecture Series.
Distinguished Lecture: Jenny Beavan
Storytelling with Clothes: Creating Characters
Thursday, December 5, 6:30 pm, Chiego Lecture Hall
From Casanova and Dr. Watson to Kate Winslet and Maggie Smith, Jenny Beavan designs costumes for Hollywood’s best loved period films. Known for her work in The King’s Speech, Alexander, and Sherlock Holmes, Beavan also designed the costumes for Sense and Sensibility, Jane Eyre, Gosford Park, Howards End, and Defiance, all on view in CUT! Costume and the Cinema. Beaven discusses her career, beginning with producer Ismail Merchant and director James Ivory, her many Academy Award nominations including an Oscar for A Room With a View, and her costumes featured in Cut! Costume and the Cinema.
This lecture is a program of the Louis A. and Frances B. Wagner Lecture Series. Tickets are available for McNay members $10, nonmembers $20, educators and students with an I.D. $5. Scholarships available for two SAY Sí students. Reserve space by calling 210.805.1768 or e-mailing
. Registration deadline: December 5, noon.
Exhibition Talk: C. Thomas Wright: Patron and Collector
Thursday, December 12, 6:30 pm, Lawson Print Gallery
Lyle Williams, Curator, Prints and Drawings, discusses the collection of McNay supporter Tom Wright.