TWO from the following list of exhibitions:
American Dreams: Classic Cars and Postwar Paintings
February 14 | May 19, 2019
Explore the ingenuity and innovation of postwar America. Also known as America’s Golden Age, this period witnessed the explosion of Abstract Expressionism, Pop art, and Op art, as well as the mass production and styling of automobiles.
American Dreams presents 10 classic cars from the 1950s and 1960s alongside paintings from the same era. For the first time in history, Corvette and Camaro share space with Robert Indiana and Ed Ruscha.
Chevrolet Camero, 1969. Collection of Larry Mills.
Van Gogh to Munch: Seduction and Anxiety
February 14 | May 5, 2019
The end of the 19th century gave rise in Europe to heightened anxiety about the future. Trace the development of art focused on the inner world of the human mind, from Vincent van Gogh’s penetrating portrait of his last medical doctor, Paul-Ferdinand Gachet, to a claustrophobic interior by Edvard Munch.
Vincent van Gogh, Portrait of Dr. Gachet, 1890. Etching. Collection of the McNay Art Museum, Gift of the Friends of the McNay, 1980.19.
January 17 | May 5, 2019
Meet the Chicana artists who have had to fight to make their voices and perspectives heard in important conversations about social progress. Artworks in this exhibition include works by Judy Baca, Patssi Valdez, Barbara Carrasco, Ester Hernández, Alma López, and others.
Barbara Carrasco, Dolores, 2002. Screenprint. Collection of the McNay Art Museum, Gift of Harriett and Ricardo Romo, 2013.27.
Cande Aguilar: barrioPOP
Through March 17, 2019
South Texas-based artist and musician Cande Aguilar brings his distinctive barrioPOP style to the McNay with an immersive installation featuring large-scale paintings, collages, and digital video elements. Inspired by graffiti and street art, popular culture, and border politics, Aguilar’s vibrant artworks reflect the artist’s experience of living and working in the Rio Grande Valley. Cande Aguilar, Land of Peace, 2007. Oil, acrylic, oil stick, fabric paint, spray paint, and found object on panel.
Cande Aguilar, Land of Peace, 2007. Oil, acrylic, oil stick, fabric paint, spray paint, and found object on panel. Courtesy of the artist.
America on Stage
March 21 | June 30, 2019
From the windswept plains of
Oklahoma! to the densely packed apartments of New Year City's In the Heights, America remains a source of inspiration for many landmark productions. Drawn from the renowned Tobin Collection of Theatre Arts, America on Stage celebrates the uniquely diverse work of 20th- and 21st-century American designers on stages at home and abroad.
Douglas Schmidt, Scene design for Grease, 1972. Collage on board with acrylic, ink, and varnish. Collection of the McNay Art Museum, Gift of Robert L. B. Tobin, TL1999.287.
Major support of the McNay’s educational programs is provided by Semmes Foundation, Inc., Mays Family Foundation, Valero Energy Foundation, the Dan and Gloria Oppenheimer Fund, and the F.B. Doane Foundation. Additional funding is provided by the Dickson-Allen Foundation, Jack H. and William M. Light Charitable Trust, the Faye L. and William L. Cowden Charitable Foundation, Rackspace, and the Director’s Circle.