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

Tobin Distinguished Lecture | Character Culture Craft: Susan Hilferty

Imagination, creativity, vision, and play combine in a talk by Tony-award winning designer Susan Hilferty, best known for costume designs for Into the Woods, Spring Awakening, and Wicked. This closing event pays homage to the exhibition Something Wicked: Susan Hilferty Costumes on view through Sunday, March 26, 2023. Lecture Registrants– The lecture is now SOLD … Continued

Virtual Field Trip: Toys

This month puppets, toys, and dolls combine for a joyful take on museums and play. Virtual Field Trips offer a safe way to engage and share experiences through art. Invite a friend from of out of town, out of state, or out of the country! This three artists offer three powerful pictures of young adulthood.    … 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

Bilingual Workshop: Stitching Our Stories Together

Collaborate and co-create with artist Margarita Cabrera in a one-of-a-kind art experience. With expert stitch guidance, translate a story from images to stitches. Space is limited and registration is required. Prerequisite: Using symbols, images, and simple shapes, draw a personal migration story on paper and bring to workshop (10 x 10 in.). Outline works best.

Virtual Field Trip: Storytelling

Virtual Field Trips offer a safe way to engage and share experiences through art. Invite a friend from of out of town, out of state, or out of the country! This month shared experiences, dramatic moments, and quiet reflection combine in a close-up view of three artworks where visuals draw viewers in to discover fascinating … 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

Virtual Field Trip: YA Young Adults

Virtual Field Trips offer a safe way to engage and share experiences through art. Invite a friend from of out of town, out of state, or out of the country! This three artists offer three powerful pictures of young adulthood.   Registration is required and closes two hours before the program start time. After registering, you’ll … Continued