Choose TWO from the following list of exhibitions:
September 14, 2017 | January 14, 2018
After years of working in commercial design for H-E-B super market company brands, Chuck Ramirez was gaining international recognition for his thematic photographic series when he died in 2010. His photographs of items that others might consider cast aside (candy boxes, tattered brooms, broken piñatas) explore opposing themes of life/ death, humor/ despair, and consumption/ excess.
Chuck Ramirez, 1964–2010. Dia de los Muertos from Seven Days, 2003. Digital print. © Estate of Chuck Ramirez. Image courtesy of Ruiz-Healy Art, San Antonio, Texas.
Across Borders: Crosscurrents in American Art
October 26 | December 24, 2017
Students explore how artists on both sides of the United States/ Mexico border created masterpieces of social realism in the early 1900s through the United States’ Works Progress Administration Federal Art Project and the Mexican muralist movement, and how these artists shared American stories.
Elizabeth Catlett, Sharecropper, 1952. Linocut. Collection of the McNay Art Museum. © Catlett Mora Family Trust/ Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY.
This exhibition is organized by the McNay Art Museum.
Art & Activism: Political Prints by Goya, Orozco, and Shahn
August 24, 2017 | January 18, 2018
Prints are among the most democratic of all art forms because they exist in multiple impressions and can be seen by more people. This exhibition compares significant activist printmakers during the aftermath of the Mexican Revolution and World War II, an active time for socially aware printmaking.
Ben Shahn, Warsaw 1943, 1963. Screenprint. Collection of the McNay Art Museum. © Estate of Ben Shahn/Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY.
September 28 | December 31, 2017
From its origins in sacred ritual, theatre has always expressed the supernatural. Stage Frights features scene and costume designs for plays, operas, and ballets by writers and composers that entice both children and adults to explore the dark side of their imaginations and the world.
Franco Colavecchia, Scene design with projected image for The Tales of Hoffmann, 1999. Printed paper with ink and acrylic, mounted on board. Gift of the Tobin Foundation for Theatre Arts.
This exhibition is organized by the McNay Art Museum and is a program of the Tobin Theatre Arts Fund.
September 28 | December 31, 2017
“Everybody scream!” Jack Skellington, Pumpkin King of Halloween Town, and other character puppets along with set pieces from The Nightmare Before Christmas return to the McNay in an imersive new installation of works from the Tobin Collection of Theatre Arts.
Jack Skellington and his dog, Zero, in Jack’s Tower from The Nightmare Before Christmas (detail), 1993. Painted wood, metal, plastic, glass, paper, and styrofoam, with fabric and found objects.
Gift of Robert L.B. Tobin. This exhibition is organized by the McNay Art Museum and is a program of the Tobin Theatre Arts Fund.
Major support of the McNay’s educational programs is provided by the Semmes Foundation, Inc., the Valero Energy Foundation, the Mays Family Foundation, and the F.B. Doane Foundation. Additional funding is provided by the Valero Benefit for Children, Rackspace, the Faye L. and William L. Cowden Charitable Foundation, and the Director’s Circle. Support for bus reimbursement is provided by donors to the McNay’s Fund-A-Bus program.