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For Immediate release

January 22, 2009


McNay Art Museum Presents

Two-part Exhibition from AT&T’s Corporate Art Collection

SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS (January 22, 2009) - Thanks to AT&T Inc.’s generosity, the McNay is pleased to present a two-part exhibition of AT&T’s collection of 20th- and 21st-century American art, February 11 – May 17.

The exhibition, with the overall title


American Concepts and Global Visions / Selections from the AT&T Collection, explores the breadth and range of the corporation’s art collection. A selection of nearly 100 works of art is divided in two parts: Contemporary Paintings and Sculpture and Masterworks of Photography


Contemporary Paintings and Sculpture

focuses on paintings, sculpture, and large-scale works on paper by leading figures of postwar art. Realism, representation, and figuration are presented side-by-side with abstraction, emphasizing AT&T’s broad collecting interests.

Among the numerous and diverse artists whose works are included in this survey are Lynda Benglis, Jim Dine, Janet Fish, Alex Katz, Jacob Lawrence, Elizabeth Murray, Phillip Pearlstein, David Salle, and Frank Stella. Artists associated with Texas are well represented, including John Alexander, David Bates, Vernon Fisher, and James Surls, as well as San Antonio’s own César Martinez and Alberto Mijangos.

Masterworks of Photography includes classic black-and-white imagery, color photographs, and alternative approaches to the medium. For example, Barbara Kruger’s

lenticular photograph broaden traditional definitions of photography. The exhibition features images by historical figures such as Ansel Adams, Walker Evans, Lewis Hine, and Man Ray, as well as contemporary artists exploring the boundaries of photography including Kruger, Richard Prince, Sandy Skoglund, and Andy Warhol. Of particular note is a group of 10 early black-and-white photographs by 20th-century master Ansel Adams that gives viewers a deeper appreciation of this artist’s vision.

Connecting the World Through Art

American Concepts and Global Visions/Selections from the AT&T Collection

was organized by AT&T Inc. and the McNay Art Museum.

The McNay

Built by artist and educator Marion Koogler McNay in the 1920s, the Spanish Colonial Revival-style home opened as Texas’ first museum of modern art in 1954. Today more than 100,000 visitors a year enjoy works by 20th-century 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 galleries in the first sculpture garden in South Texas.

Hours: Tuesday through Friday, 10 am – 4 pm; Thursday, 10 am – 9 pm; Saturday, 10 am – 5 pm; and Sunday, noon – 5 pm. The McNay is closed on Mondays, New Year’s Day, Independence Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.

General admission: McNay members – free; Adults – $8; Students over 12 – $5; Seniors – $5; Active military – $5; Children 12 and under – free. An extra admission

charge applies during select exhibitions. There is no charge for general admission on Thursday nights and on the first Sunday of the month. At these times, the extra admission charge applies only for entrance to select exhibitions.

About AT&T

AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) is a premier communications holding company. Its subsidiaries and affiliates, AT&T operating companies, are the providers of AT&T services in the United States and around the world. Among their offerings are the world's most advanced IP-based business communications services, the nation’s fastest 3G network and the best wireless coverage worldwide, and the nation's leading high speed Internet access and voice services. In domestic markets, AT&T is known for the directory publishing and advertising sales leadership of its Yellow Pages and YELLOWPAGES.COM organizations, and the AT&T brand is licensed to innovators in such fields as communications equipment. As part of their three-screen integration strategy, AT&T operating companies are expanding their TV entertainment offerings. In 2008, AT&T again ranked No. 1 in the telecommunications industry on

FORTUNE® magazine’s lists of the World’s Most Admired Companies and America’s Most Admired Companies. Additional information about AT&T Inc. and the products and services provided by AT&T subsidiaries and affiliates is available at

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