Exciting Changes in the McNay Galleries

What’s Going on at the McNay?

Get ready for a new roof, new floors in select galleries, fresh paint, reinvented lighting systems and transformed gallery installations. While we are making this happen behind the scenes, you may experience a few gallery closures on your visits to the McNay. There will always be plenty to see, do, and enjoy while these gallery updates are underway, and none of your favorite McNay programming will be affected. Closures are being staggered to make sure as little is closed for as short a time as possible. Scroll down for an extensive guide on what to expect and read through the helpful FAQ's. programming will be affected. Closures are being staggered to make sure as little is closed for as short a time as possible. Scroll down for an extensive guide on what to expect and read through the helpful FAQ's. 

Questions? Concerns? Reach out to  info@mcnayart.org for a prompt response.


OPEN NOW

Rashaad Newsome: KNOT

Tuesday, August 8 – Sunday, December 31, 2017, AT&T Lobby

Transnational: Migration, Memory, Home

Tuesday, August 29 – Sunday, December 31, 2017, Frost Octagon 

Chuck Ramirez: All This and Heaven Too

Thursday, September 14, 2017 – Sunday, January 14, 2018, Tobin Exhibition Galleries

Art & Activism: Political Prints by Goya, Orozco, and Shahn

Thursday, September 14, 2017 – Sunday, January 14, 2018, Butt Paperworks Gallery

Behind the Screen: Tim Burton’sThe Nightmare Before Christmas

Thursday, September 28 – Sunday, December 31, 2017, Brown Gallery

Stage Frights: Magic, Monsters, Mayhem

Thursday, September 28 – Sunday, December 31, 2017, Tobin Theatre Arts Gallery


OPEN AFTER OCTOBER 26

Across Borders: Crosscurrents in American Art

Thursday, October 26 – Sunday, December 24, 2017, Lawson Print Gallery

ARTMATTERS17: Mi McNay es su McNay

Thursday, October 26, 2017 – Sunday, July 1, 2018, Frost & Patio Galleries


GALLERY CLOSURES

Starting October 3

  • Upstairs Main Collection Galleries (Hamons, Oppenheimers)
  • Frost/Lawson/Patio Galleries

Weeks of October 9 & 16th

  • Downstairs Main Collection Galleries (Mays/Zoch/Zilker/Langs)*
  • Halff Orientation Room
  • Upstairs Main Collection Galleries (Hamons, Oppenheimers)
  • Frost/Lawson/Patio Galleries

Week of October 23rd

  • Downstairs Main Collection Galleries (Mays/Zoch/Zilker/Langs)
  • Halff Orientation Room
  • Upstairs Main Collection Galleries (Hamons, Oppenheimers)

The Main Collection Galleries will reopen beginning mid-November, with the downstairs opening first, then the upstairs spaces in late November. The final spaces to open are the Lang Galleries in December.

When the galleries reopen, visitors can expect to see the McNay collection transformed with old favorites in new juxtapositions, a few surprises, and a fresh approach to presenting our collection. We will be announcing official opening dates for the transformed galleries soon: stay tuned!

  

FAQ's

Q: Why is this happening now?

A: Last year, we experienced damage to our roof caused by hail. We have to replace our roof, and we are taking the opportunity afforded by these repairs to reinstall and transform our main collection galleries. 

Q: Will this affect admission?

A: Admission will remain the same as all special exhibitions will be open to guests.

Q: Will this affect Museum hours?

A: Hours will not be affected by gallery closures or construction.  Click here for McNay hours and more.

Q: Will this affect events or programming?

A: No events on our calendar will be canceled or rescheduled. Click here to find something to do at the McNay!

Q: I want to book an event rental. Will I still be able to do so?

A: Our Special Events team will be happy to walk you through all available options. Reach out to rentals@mcnayart.org or call (210) 805-1782 to get started.