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Find unique McNay stories here. Staff, interns, volunteers, and others share insights and stories that provide a closer look at the McNay's Collections.

2021 Ekphrastic Poetry Winners

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View poems by National Poetry Month San Antonio winners.

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Remembering Ming Cho Lee

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The McNay Art Museum marks the sad passing of Ming Cho Lee (1930-2020), esteemed stage and scenic designer and lifelong friend of Robert L. B. Tobin, the namesake of The Tobin Collection of Theatre Arts.

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​Top 5 Apple Pie Tips from Award-winning Baker & Museum Educator

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Here’s what Rosemary Hickman, Semmes Foundation Education Manager has learned about pie over the years.

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​The McNay Celebrates the Centennial of Women’s Suffrage

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On #WomensEqualityDay we celebrate a local teen who designed the 2020 voting sticker for Bexar County.

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Collection Connection: Catherine Lee

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Juan Zavala Castro, Education Assistant for Learning & Engagement interviews artist Catherine Lee about ‘Lewis (Hebrides 3)’ and the nature of museums.

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Clueless, Fashion Fantasy, and Aggressive Plaid

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On the 25th anniversary of “Clueless,” Curator of ‘Fashion Nirvana: Runway to Everyday’ Kate Carey pays homage to Cher, Dionne, and coordinating plaid ensembles.

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Collection Connection: Sun Raid

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Eddie Hayes, Exhibitions Senior Manager / Registrar discusses Ester Hernandez’s limited edition screenprint Sun Raid (2007).

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Our Sculpture Garden is Growing

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The next time you visit the McNay, keep an eye out for three new outdoor sculptures.

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Collection Connection: Kehinde Wiley

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Art Preparator Rhys Munro describes her admiration for Kehinde Wiley’s and Kanye West’s iconic artistic journeys.

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​Fashion Nirvana: Patrick Kelly

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Characterized by oversized-buttons, animal print, body-conscious silhouettes, an abundance of dots, hearts, and stripes, Patrick Kelly’s joyful designs practically danced down the runway.

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