Conversation: Minding the Gap: Art and Ecology Collide

An artist and an ecologist walk into a Museum. Witness the collision as artist Donald Moffett converses with scientist and bird expert Jennifer Smith, PhD. Moffett and Smith nurture common ground between visual art and environmental science, sharing perspectives about overlapping topics of birds, South Texas, and migration.  Registration is required for this free program.  

Gallery Talk: Drawn in San Antonio—Today

Drawn In San Antonio—Today features an array of diverse artworks on paper by 22 artists living and working in San Antonio. Join in on the conversation with Curator of Prints and Drawings, Curator of Modern Art, Lyle W. Williams, and Douglass Foundation Intern in Curatorial Studies Rafael Gutierrez as they engage with this group of … Continued

Distinguished Lecture Conversation: Willie Cole and Jenny Browne 

I believed that everything I wanted was already in the world and that it was my job to be aware enough to see opportunity when it’s headed my way. —Willie Cole Ironing boards, hair dryers, plastic bottles, and shoes play starring roles in the sculpture of Willie Cole. In his bronze sculpture The Sole Sitter at the McNay, high heels bend and blend to form … Continued

Artists Looking at Art: Lyle Williams

Lyle W. Williams is Curator of Prints and Drawings, Curator of Modern Art at the McNay and he paints. He describes his paintings of everyday objects, such as a brightly-colored sneaker or an unraveling bowtie, as symbolic portraits. Hear more from Lyle and René Paul Barilleaux, Head of Curatorial Affairs, in this virtual conversation. The … Continued

Virtual Conversation with Martine Gutierrez: Indigenous Woman

Artist Martine Gutierrez creates confident and charismatic characters in her high fashion photographs and videos. Playing the lead role both in front of and behind the camera, Gutierrez investigates race, culture, identity, gender, and appearance. Join Martine Gutierrez for a virtual conversation with McNay curators René Paul Barilleaux, Head of Curatorial Affairs, and Lauren Thompson, … Continued

Virtual Conversation: Texas Talks Art

Beginning in January of 2021, Texas Talks Art features 50 artist speaking with 50 curators across the state. The series features an intergenerational roster of artists working across a variety of mediums. Texas Talks Art presents a conversation with San Antonio-based artist Jenelle Esparza and Assistant Curator Lauren Thompson, McNay Art Museum, San Antonio—both on … Continued

Virtual Conversation with Artist Sandy Skoglund: Outtakes from Icons

Known for surreal photographs of multiplying animals, addictive snack food, and monochromatic interiors, Sandy Skoglund joins for a virtual conversation with McNay curators René Paul Barilleaux and Lauren Thompson. Skoglund’s artwork is featured in the current exhibition, Limitless! Five Women Reshape Contemporary Art, including two major three-dimensional installations each accompanied by large vivid, color photograph. In this conversation, Skoglund revisits her iconic photographs and explores the new body of artworks … Continued

Artists Looking at Art: Dan Guerrero

Artist and McNay Associate Registrar Dan Guerrero blends elements of religion and Pop/Hispanic culture in his painting. He joins René Paul Barilleaux, Head of Curatorial Affairs, for a virtual conversation about his influences, process, and paintings on view in the Oppenheimer Gallery through June 6, 2021. The Artists Looking at Art series features contemporary San … Continued

Virtual Conversation: Demystifying Folk, Fine, and Popular Art

Inspired by both the current exhibition Folk Pop: Victoria Suescum’s Tienditas (McNay) and the reopening of the Latin American Popular Art Galleries (San Antonio Museum of Art), two curators and one visual artist share perspectives on the spectrum of terms, spaces, challenges, and traditions on view. Tune in for a virtual conversation via Zoom to find out more. … Continued

Members Preview Virtual Tour: Robert Indiana: A Legacy of Love

Join Head of Curatorial Affairs, René Paul Barilleaux, on a special tour of our fall exhibition, Robert Indiana: A Legacy of Love, which honors the life and art of the late Pop icon and his resounding legacy. Surveying Indiana’s art in conversation with works by his contemporaries and successors, this exhibition invites you to dive into … Continued