TWO from the following list of exhibitions:
Pop América, 1965–1975
October 4, 2018 | January 13, 2019
Featuring art from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Cuba, Mexico, Peru, Puerto Rico, and the U.S.,
Pop América is a reconsideration and expansion of Pop Art. Artists such as Judith Baca, Luis Cruz Azaceta, Jorge de la Vega, Andy Warhol, and Roy Lichtenstein create a dialogue that crosses borders and offers bold contributions to social protest, political activism, justice movements, and debates about freedom.
Colombia Coca-Cola, 1976. Enamel on sheet metal. Collection of the MIT List Visual Arts Center, Cambridge, Massachusetts, Purchased with funds from the Alan May Endowment. Photo courtesy of the artist and Casas Riegner, Bogota, Colombia. © 2018 Antonio Caro.
Mel Casas: Human
September 20, 2018 | January 6, 2019
Six large paintings by the late San Antonio-based artist Mel Casas (1929-2014), co-founder of the Chicano art group Con Safo, are on view. Casas is best known for pointed visual statements that question cultural stereotypes and portrayals of Mexican Americans in the media.
Mel Casas: Human is presented in tandem with Pop América, 1965–1975, in which the artist is also represented, marking the premiere of the artist’s work at the McNay.
Mel Casas, Humanscape 36, 1967. Acrylic on canvas. Collection of the Mel Casas Family Trust. © 2018 Mel Casas Family Trust.
100 Years of Printmaking in San Antonio: Michael Menchaca
October 18, 2018 | January 6, 2019
Last in a series of exhibitions celebrating San Antonio printmaking during our city’s 300th anniversary, Michael Menchaca transforms the Lawson Print Gallery into an immersive environment of prints, paper installations, and video. Menchaca has created a highly individualistic lexicon of signs and symbols that speak to the Mexican American experience, including immigration and the melding of cultures in South Texas.
Michael Menchaca, Enter the Border 2 (detail), 2018. Digital print. Courtesy of the artist.
Captain Seth Eastman's Journey with a Sketchbook
The Trip to San Antonio July 5 | September 30, 2018
The Hill Country October 4 | December 20, 2018
Travel across Texas with the third and fourth installations of this exhibition series chronicling the journey of a West-Point-trained draftsman from Minnesota to San Antonio and the Texas Hill Country. The exhibition series is part of the McNay’s celebration of our city’s 300
th anniversary. An interactive digital map allows visitors to follow Eastman’s travels.
Seth Eastman, The Alamo, 1848. Watercolor on paper. Collection of the McNay Art Museum, Gift of Robert L. B. Tobin in memory of Madeline and John W. Todd.
LOL: The Art of Staged Comedy
November 8, 2018 | February 17, 2019
Explore hilarity on stage and screen, from slapstick and silent films, to rom-coms and sitcoms. Featuring the comical designs of Léon Bakst, Giorgio de Chirico, Susan Hilferty, Gregg Barnes, and many more!
Gregg Barnes, Costume design for Gangster 1’s Bathing Suit in The Drowsy Chaperone, ca. 2006. Gouache, metallic paint, graphite, and acrylic on paper. Collection of the McNay Art Museum, Gift of Robert L. B. Tobin.
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.