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Collection Connection: Joan Mitchell

Posted on May 19, 2020

A lot of people say abstract art (and Abstract Expressionism in particular) looks so easy, but I think it’s much harder than representational art. How do you come up with a composition, and how do you decide when a work is completed?

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Collection Connection: Ian Dawson​

Posted on May 12, 2020

On my very first day working at the McNay, I was assigned a research project on the artist Ian Dawson. Several months later, the artwork Henri and Henrietta joined the McNay’s permanent collection as a gift.

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Designer Todd Oldham & Fashion Nirvana

Posted on May 08, 2020

Oldham’s kitsch-embracing styles sent hearts swooning from Los Angeles to New York City during his fashion house’s heyday. Todd Oldham Studios produced colorful, vibrant, innovative collections from 1989 to 1998.

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Collection Connection: Edward Hopper

Posted on May 06, 2020

Although Edward Hopper is perhaps best-known for his realist paintings depicting urban isolation, he painted scenes of the New England countryside throughout his life.

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Fashion Nirvana Curators Chat with Student Designers

Posted on April 30, 2020

McNay curators video chat with students from Bracken Christian School about the exhibition Fashion Nirvana and their own fashion creations.

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​Calling Art Lovers, Museum Nerds, and Curious Questioners

Posted on April 29, 2020

McNay docents are now accepting applications for the 2020–2021 class.

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