Artists Looking at Art: Melissa Gamez Herrera

Melissa Gamez Herrera’s artworks contemplate issues of identity, community, and justice through photography, bookmaking, and multimedia practices. In the McNay’s newest Artist Looking at Art installation, Herrera showcases a conceptual altar dedicated to the unnamed migrants crossing hostile terrain along the Texas-Mexico border. Join in on a conversation with Herrera and Mia Lopez, the McNay’s Curator of … Continued

Artist Talk: Alice Aycock

Join us for a special presentation as Alice Aycock takes us through highlights of her 50-year career as one of America’s leading conceptual artists. Her monumental sculpture Devil Whirls now greets visitors to the McNay campus and the current exhibition Alice Aycock: Moving Through Time explores her artistic vision and creative process.

Artists Looking at Art: Allison Gregory

Allison Gregory’s Pop-inspired works take the form of paintings, sculptures, and functional objects. At the McNay, Gregory premiers a new painting employing a psychedelic palette accompanied by a bench covered in some of the artist’s signature motifs. René Paul Barilleaux, Head of Curatorial Affairs, talks with Allison Gregory about her artworks. Allison Gregory is featured … Continued

Artist Talk: Lance Letscher

It’s always been really important to me to be an artist. Once I realized that I could be an artist then that was the main goal in my life. I couldn’t imagine anything better than that. – Lance Letscher  Austin based artist, Lance Letscher, constructs dynamic dizzying designs that draw the viewer into infinite narratives. … Continued

Distinguished Lecture Conversation: Deborah Roberts & Connie Choi

When you look at my work, you have to look at every part of the face and make something out of those fragments. –Deborah Roberts Blending techniques of collage and painting, artist Deborah Roberts centers Black youth in power and vulnerability, heroism, and insecurity. Roberts digs deep into histories of art, history, and popular culture … Continued

Conversation: Blurring Borders

Artist Margarita Cabrera examines themes of sacrifice, migration, community connection, and storytelling in her artwork. Four bodies of work converge in the current immersive exhibition Margarita Cabrera: Blurring Borders on view through January 22, 2023. Join for a conversation with Margarita Cabrera and Norma Martinez, announcer with Texas Public Radio. Margarita Cabrera was born in … Continued

Artists Looking at Art: Michael Patterson

Powerful women warriors dominate the urban environments of Michael Patterson Jr.’s portraits at the McNay. Standing as guardians of memories, Patterson’s female figures resemble superheroes with their powerful body language and swords.  René Paul Barilleaux, Head of Curatorial Affairs, talks with Michael Patterson about his artwork, themes, and references. Michael Patterson Jr. is featured in … Continued

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