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​Fashion Nirvana: Patrick Kelly

Posted on June 22, 2020

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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High School Senior Completes Mentorship Despite Roadblocks

Posted on June 18, 2020

McNay Teen Art Guide has to scrap mentorship project due to school and museum closure and instead creates an engaging online virtual experience related to installation art.

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Collection Connection: Niobe

Posted on June 12, 2020

One of my favorite objects in the collection is a small yet compelling painting by Alexey von Jawlensky entitled Mystical Heads: Niobe.

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Collection Connection: Helen Torr

Posted on June 01, 2020

A perfect example of an abstract American modernist landscape, this painting was created by one of the most under-appreciated of artists. I admired the rock formations extending above a low plain with a wisp of gray suggesting the arc of the sky.

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Spotlight: Creativity in Quarantine

Posted on May 29, 2020

Each year, Spotlight celebrates the amazing achievements of student artists inspired by a work in the Museum’s collection. When schools closed this spring, the culmination of the 2020 Spotlight on Sue Fuller’s String Composition #W-253 seemed uncertain.

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Get to Know Board President Don Frost

Posted on May 22, 2020

It is an honor and privilege to extend the values of the McNay’s predecessors within my family, as well as all previous board members. I treasured the time spent serving on the board with my father, and when I walk on the McNay campus I am proud to know my grandfather and great-grand Uncle also served the McNay.

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