TWO from the following list of exhibitions:
Picasso to Hockney: Modern Art On Stage
October 17 | December 29, 2019
Featuring more than 100 objects from the Tobin Collection of Theatre Arts, Picasso to Hockney explores how fine artists designed for performance and challenged conventional theatre design.
David Hockney, Parade, 1981. Screenprint. Collection of the McNay Art Museum, Gift of the Friends of the McNay. ©David Hockney.
Mary Cassatt's Women
October 31, 2019 | February 9, 2020
This fall, visitors have a special opportunity to view Mary Cassatt’s Impressionist masterpiece The Cup of Tea, on loan from the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. It is joined by the McNay’s own suite of Cassatt’s aquatints and other works on paper.
Mary Cassatt, The Cup of Tea (detail), ca. 1880-81. Oil on canvas. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, From the
Collection of James Stillman, Gift of Dr. Ernest G. Stillman, 1922 (22.16.17). ©️The Metropolitan Museum of
Art. Image Source: Art Resource, NY.
La Revolucíon Mexicana: 100 Years Later
August 29 | November 24, 2019
In 2010, Mexican printmaker Artemio Rodriguez created a portfolio of linoleum block prints to mark the 100th anniversary of the Mexican Revolution. These prints include portraits of prominent figures on both sides of the struggle, including dictator Porfirio Díaz and revolutionary leader, Emiliano Zapata. Complementing Rodriguez’s portfolio are prints from the McNay’s extensive collection of portraits of Zapata.
Artemio Rodriguez, Adelitas from Estampas de la Revolución Mexicana, 2010.
Linocut. Collection of the McNay Art Museum, Museum purchase.
What You See is What You See
November 21, 2019 | May 17, 2020
This exhibition presents the McNay’s strong collection of Minimalist and Conceptual prints, including a suite of four woodcuts by Donald Judd. Both the Minimalist and Conceptual art movements challenged the existing ideas about how art should be made, distributed, and viewed. Artists within these movements argued against the importance given to an art object, indicating it leads to an elitist art work enjoyed only be the privileged few.
Frank Stella, Honduras Lottery Co. from Multicolored Squares, State II, 1973.
Lithograph. Collection of McNay Art Museum, Gift of John M. Parker Jr.
© Frank Stella / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
Painting For Performance
September 12 | December 8, 2019
Organized as a companion exhibition to Picasso to Hockney: Modern
Art on Stage, Painting for Performance presents an array of designs by
five visual artists who ventured into the world of performance.
David Salle and Jeff Koons, costumes for Contempt, 1989. Courtesy of Armitage Gone! Dance, New York.
David Salle, Backdrop for Contempt, 1989. Courtesy of Armitage Gone! Dance, New York.
Photograph by E. Lee Smith
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.