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Art to the Power of Ten: Advice on Acquiring Art

Posted on September 09, 2014

“Don’t be afraid to take the plunge and just buy something that you like and want to live with.” --René Paul Barilleaux, Chief Curator and Curator of Art After 1945, McNay Art Museum

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McNay Moments: From Mansion to Museum: The Metamorphosis of Mrs. McNay’s Home

Posted on February 21, 2014 by Tommie Ethington, Communications Assistant

The McNay Art Museum’s building and grounds are often thought to be a work of art in and of themselves. In 1927, Mrs. McNay and her then-husband, Dr. Donald Taylor Atkinson, a renowned San Antonio ophthalmologist, began building the Spanish Colonial-Revival home on 23 acres in an area known as Sunset Hills.

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McNay Moments: Diego Rivera’s Delfina Flores

Posted on February 15, 2014 by Tommie Ethington, Communications Assistant

This oil painting by Diego Rivera was a prized piece in Mrs. McNay’s collection and one of her first major purchases.

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Museum Reads: “The Nightmare Before Christmas”

Posted on December 05, 2013 by Craig Bunch, Assistant Librarian

​In recognition and support of The Nightmare Before Christmas, currently on exhibit in the Tobin Theatre Arts Gallery, the McNay Art Museum Library has mounted a small display of books for browsing at the foot of the spiral staircase.

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