Evening for Educators: Modern Art on Stage

Thursday, October 17, 2019 - 5:00 PM - 8:30 PM


Evening for Educators: Modern Art on Stage

Online registration has closed for this event. To inquire about the remaining spaces, call 210-805-1768 or email education@mcnayart.org.


Throughout history, artists have drawn inspiration from the work of writers, musicians, and performers. Learn more about the collaborations between the theatre and artists in the exhibition, Picasso to Hockney: Modern Art on Stage. Following the keynote address by Dr. Scott Blackshire, Curator of the Tobin Theatre Arts Collection, tour the exhibition, and attend hands-on workshops.


Choose from these workshops:


Deciphering Portraiture

Kimberly Stephenson, PhD, Director of Education

The Tobin Center for the Performing Arts

Unlock the mysteries of portraiture and learn to read them as biographies. Connect visual images with bigger ideas during this in-gallery session.


XL Theatrical Portraits

Katie Pell, Artist

Construct bigger than life size mixed-media characters with all the dramatic potential of the stage.


Cardboard Swords

John Dalton Atkins, Artist

Learn how to make convincing light-weight props that mimic metal with household materials.


Teachers receive three hours of continuing professional education credit. Space is limited and registration is required. Fee (includes refreshments and teacher packet): McNay members $20; nonmembers $25. For more information, email education@mcnayart.org.