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Find unique McNay stories here. Staff, interns, volunteers, and others share insights and stories that provide a closer look at the McNay's Collections.

Collection Connection: Niobe

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One of my favorite objects in the collection is a small yet compelling painting by Alexey von Jawlensky entitled Mystical Heads: Niobe.

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Collection Connection: Helen Torr

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A perfect example of an abstract American modernist landscape, this painting was created by one of the most under-appreciated of artists. I admired the rock formations extending above a low plain with a wisp of gray suggesting the arc of the sky.

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Spotlight: Creativity in Quarantine

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Each year, Spotlight celebrates the amazing achievements of student artists inspired by a work in the Museum’s collection. When schools closed this spring, the culmination of the 2020 Spotlight on Sue Fuller’s String Composition #W-253 seemed uncertain.

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Get to Know Board President Don Frost

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It is an honor and privilege to extend the values of the McNay’s predecessors within my family, as well as all previous board members. I treasured the time spent serving on the board with my father, and when I walk on the McNay campus I am proud to know my grandfather and great-grand Uncle also served the McNay.

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Collection Connection: Joan Mitchell

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A lot of people say abstract art (and Abstract Expressionism in particular) looks so easy, but I think it’s much harder than representational art. How do you come up with a composition, and how do you decide when a work is completed?

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Collection Connection: Ian Dawson​

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On my very first day working at the McNay, I was assigned a research project on the artist Ian Dawson. Several months later, the artwork Henri and Henrietta joined the McNay’s permanent collection as a gift.

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Designer Todd Oldham & Fashion Nirvana

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Oldham’s kitsch-embracing styles sent hearts swooning from Los Angeles to New York City during his fashion house’s heyday. Todd Oldham Studios produced colorful, vibrant, innovative collections from 1989 to 1998.

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Collection Connection: Edward Hopper

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Although Edward Hopper is perhaps best-known for his realist paintings depicting urban isolation, he painted scenes of the New England countryside throughout his life.

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Fashion Nirvana Curators Chat with Student Designers

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McNay curators video chat with students from Bracken Christian School about the exhibition Fashion Nirvana and their own fashion creations.

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​Calling Art Lovers, Museum Nerds, and Curious Questioners

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McNay docents are now accepting applications for the 2020–2021 class.

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