Founder’s Day 2024: Celebrating Marion Koogler McNay’s Birthday

Thursday, February 8, 2024 As part of the McNay’s 70th anniversary, we begin a year-long celebration As part of the McNay’s 70th anniversary, we begin a year-long celebration honoring our founder, Marion Koogler McNay (February 7, 1883–April 12, 1950), and our legacy of being San Antonio’s place of belonging. We invite the community to enjoy … Continued

Exploring Identity through Print: Printmaking Workshop

Inspired by our Prints by Contemporary Black Artists exhibition, this printmaking workshop will guide students through techniques, such as layers of color, texture, and collage materials, as a means to reflect their identity from their own lived experience. Materials will be provided. Students are only asked to bring a family photo to create a one-of-a-kind … Continued

Maquettes in the Making

Join us for an evening of creativity and design where you will make a small-scale stage model, also called a maquette, using prefabricated materials. The curator of the Tobin Collection of Theatre Arts and an architect will guide you through a collaborative building process inspired by the Tobin Exhibition “Big Little Stage”, so you can … Continued

Open Studio with Guadalupe Hernandez

Artist Guadalupe Hernandez utilizes Papel Picado, a traditional Mexican craft, to navigate the delicate balance of preserving his cultural heritage while embracing the influences of his surroundings. Join Hernandez for a live art-making workshop to learn more about this cultural art form and make your own papel picado. All ages welcome!

Open Studio with Guadalupe Hernandez

Expanding on the traditional model of Mexican Alebrijes, artist Guadalupe Hernandez will guide visitors of all ages through a clay molding process to create an original alebrije while teaching about the history and origin or the craft. All ages welcome. FREE for Member Adults, children & teens, and recipients of SNAP, WIC, and MAP through … Continued

Open Studio with Guadalupe Hernandez

As a first-generation Mexican immigrant living in the United States, artist Guadalupe Hernandez utilizes Papel Picado, a traditional Mexican craft, to navigate the delicate balance of preserving his cultural heritage while embracing the influences of his surroundings. Join Hernandez for a live art-making workshop to learn more about this cultural art form and make your … Continued

Workshop: Developing Personal Mythology Collage with Angela Fox

Create a booklet with your own mythical story in this collage workshop led by artist Angela Fox. About Angela Fox:“My work focuses on discovery of the self through the creation of a hero-warrior archetype. Mighty serpent women swing their maces while riding beasts that lead them into the unknown. They traverse strange inner landscapes, wading … Continued

The Gift of Words: A Merging of Art and The Written Word

Engage with poets and artists as they create an impromptu work of art paired with an original poem for someone you love. This event includes a tour of the exhibition The Art of Books by the McNay’s Curator of Prints and Drawings, Lyle Williams.

Open Studio with David

Create your own comic book splash page by reinterpreting figurative artwork from the McNay’s collection as graphic comics. Advance registration for this free workshop is required and space is limited. General admission is free on the first Sunday of every month from noon to 5 p.m., courtesy of the Dickson Allen Foundation. Special exhibition access … Continued

Workshop: Celebrity Collage (Famous or Not!)

Beautify, bedazzle, and bedeck a portrait in an intergenerational workshop led by René Paul Barilleaux, Head of Curatorial Affairs. Supplies provided by the McNay.    Prerequisite: Bring a printed photo portrait to fit within a 10 in x 10 in area.   Registration required and space is limited. This workshop takes place in person. Educators earn 1 hour continuing … Continued