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Posted on December 05, 2016
DYI Paper Marbling with shaving cream. Adults have enjoyed this simple technique at the McNay's "ArtMaking for Adults" and our youngest visitors have had fun with it too at "Toddler Art Play," It is a great sensory activity for little ones. Here’s how your family can try it at home...
Posted on October 20, 2016 by Julie Ledet, Coordinator of Communications and Marketing, and Rich Aste, Director of the McNay
Rich Aste and the McNay join the global effort as an ally to promote the McNay as a safe environment for all to dream, grow, and be inspired.
Posted on September 20, 2016 by Heather Ferguson, Archivist
On August 31, Library Assistant Charles B. Thompson passed away leaving a hollowed sense of void within the library department, and museum as a whole. How does one appropriately pay respect to an individual such as Charles Thompson who, though many may not realize, had a life-long engagement with the McNay? What sort of tribute is fitting for such a humble, generous, and special individual?
Posted on August 22, 2016 by Liz Paris, Collections Database Assistant
We sat down with Liz Paris, Collections Database Assistant and the exhibition’s curator, to learn a little bit more about the toy theatre that is currently on view. The large, elaborate theatre features moving mechanisms, several working lighting schemes, and an array of set drops and cut-out characters, based on Ruloff Kip’s house and family members.
Coney Island: Visions of an American Dreamland: An Interview with Chief Curator René Paul Barilleaux
Posted on July 12, 2016 by Shelby Adelsen Marketing and Communications Intern
An interview with Chief Curator René Paul Barilleaux about the McNay's current exhibition, Coney Island: Visions of an American Dreamland.
Posted on June 20, 2016 by Shelby Adelsen Marketing and Communications Intern
All summer, the McNay is hosting events that highlight some of the surrounding culture of our current exhibition Coney Island: Visions of an American Dreamland with different activities, sideshows, art making and food. The latest of these events was Food for Thought, which focused on a long-time popular food: popcorn!