Get closer to art that you are passionate about by joining a McNay Affiliate Group. McNay Members at the Contributing level or above ($275+) have the opportunity to join Affiliate Groups. For an additional fee of $250 you can experience amazing benefits, participate in expanding the McNay collection, and foster relationships with McNay curators and other art enthusiasts. McNay Affiliate Group fees go entirely towards the acquisition of art that you help choose.
Dedicated to supporting the growth and expansion of the McNay’s renowned prints and drawings collection, the McNay Print Club is a dynamic Affiliate Group that engages its members to learn, experience, and explore print making and collecting. As lead sponsors of the annual McNay Print Fair, the McNay Print Club also provide fundraising support for museum acquisitions. Members enjoy unique educational and social events including hands-on workshops, curator-led exhibitions tours, artists talks, evenings in the Print Room, and visits to galleries and private collections.
The McNay Contemporaries (MC) helps grow the Museum’s contemporary art collection and strengthens connections between the McNay and San Antonio’s vibrant art community. Members enjoy learning about art and art collecting with René Paul Barilleaux, Head of Curatorial Affairs, and their membership benefits include exclusive viewings of exhibitions and private art collections, visits to artists’ studios, and distinctive educational presentations with critics, curators, and art historians.
Most notably, the McNay Contemporaries plays a critical role in the acquisition of new works of art for the Museum. Membership dues fund the purchase of new works of art, and each fall the McNay Contemporaries hosts an annual fundraising event that directly supports the McNay’s art acquisition fund. Furthermore, Members enjoy the unique privilege of collectively selecting acquisitions for the McNay’s permanent collection through a View & Vote event each year.
In addition to directly supporting the McNay’s acquisition of new works of art, the McNay Contemporaries initiated the Artists Looking at Art series, which features two artists each year and displays their work in the Museum.
Click the link below to join, or call 210.805.1756 for more information.