American Dreams: Classic Cars and Postwar Paintings


Rev up those engines and help put on the show of the year by supporting the McNay Art Museum and the upcoming blockbuster exhibition, American Dreams: Classic Cars and Postwar Paintings. From art enthusiasts to car lovers, American Dreams will make an impact on our community, with a wonderful and exciting roster of educational programs as well as impressive works of art—whether painted on canvas or sculpted on wheels. Your contribution will support the first exhibition to pair paintings by iconic artists, including Robert Indiana and Joan Mitchell, with classic “dream cars” of the 1950s and 1960s. Imagine seeing cars in an art museum!


American Dreams explores the ingenuity and innovation of postwar America, also known as America’s Golden Age. This period witnessed the explosion of Abstract Expressionism, Pop art, and Op art; exaggerated tailfins, wrap-around windshields, and bold colors. Help us share with our community that there are no limits to the imagination and what art can be, in the sleek stylings of a 1963 Chevrolet Corvette or a monumental painting by Ed Ruscha.

With your contribution at one of the following levels, and with our sincere gratitude, we invite you to enjoy…

PERKS Cadillac ($1,000+) Corvette ($500) Thunderbird ($250)
Recognition on the exhibition wall

Invitations to the VIP Reception

Guest passes to see the exhibition

Invitations to the Patron Gallery Talk and Cocktail Reception

For more information, please call Bianca Alvarez, Grants and Sponsorships Officer, at 210.805.1787.

Thank you for your enthusiastic support of the McNay. We look forward to seeing you at the Museum!

Image: Tucker Torpedo, 1948. The Richard L. Burdick Collection. Photo by Trent Sherrill.

McNay Print Fair 2019

Become a Sponsor

Now in its 23rd year, the McNay Print Fair is still the only event of its kind in our state and region. More than a dozen dealers from all over North America will bring literally thousands of works of art for show and sale during this two-day public event. Participating dealers will have something for every taste and budget, from old master prints to contemporary drawings and photography. It’s a great opportunity for our community to learn from respected dealers, share in the pure joy of looking at art, and perhaps go home with a newfound discovery.

Over the years, the McNay Print Fair has placed high-quality art in the homes of our community, providing us with a solid and growing collector base. We look forward to welcoming you to our 23rd annual event!

Free for McNay members, included in Museum admission for non-members.


Saturday, March 2, 10 am–5 pm

Sunday, March 3, noon–5 pm

Leeper Auditorium

This year's dealers have something for every taste and budget, from old master prints to contemporary drawings and photographs.
- The Annex Galleries Santa Rosa, CA
- Armstrong Fine Art, Chicago
- William P. Carl Fine Prints, Durham, NC
- Davidson Galleries, Seattle
- Dolan/Maxwell, Philadelphia, PA
- Ruiz-Healy Art, San Antonio, TX
- Mary Ryan Gallery, New York, NY
- William R. Talbot Fine Art, Santa Fe, NM
- Tandem Press, Madison, WI
- Susan Teller Gallery, New York, NY
- Warnock Fine Arts, Palm Springs, CA

- Jan Johnson Old Master and Modern Prints, Chambly, Quebec

- Paulson Fountain Press, Berkeley, California

Become a Sponsor

Fund-a-Bus Program

Fund-a-Bus Program

Field trips are a memorable part of childhood, and we need your help to share the McNay with youth in our community. The McNay is proud to partner with every school district in Bexar County in addition to many more throughout South Texas. In fact, students from 270 schools visited the McNay on tours last year.

Contribute to the Fund-a-Bus program this year by funding one or more buses at $250 each. With your help, the McNay will reach its $60,000 goal for the program and continue this important service next school year.

Please contact Grants and Sponsorships Officer Bianca Alvarez at 210.805.1787 or for more details.

Fund-a-Bus donations are fully tax-deductible since no substantial benefits have been promised or provided to you in exchange for your gift. The McNay Art Museum is a a nonprofit organization under IRS section 501(c)(3).

Honorarium and Memorial Gifts

Honorarium Gifts

Gifts in honor provide a meaningful, living tribute to a friend, relative, or colleague by commemorating a special occasion. Celebrate birthdays, anniversaries, and other special events with an in honor gift to the museum in tribute to that special person. Your contribution will be acknowledged with a personalized card sent to the honored individual or their family. In addition, the name of the individual being honored along with your name will be listed in the McNay’s magazine, Impressions. All gift amounts are confidential unless otherwise requested.

Memorial Gifts

You can also remember a special person or express your sympathy with a memorial gift to the museum. A memorial is a personal remembrance that honors a deceased friend, relative, or colleague. Your contribution will be acknowledged with a personalized card sent to the honoree’s family. In addition, the name of the individual being honored along with your name will be listed in the McNay’s magazine, Impressions. All gift amounts are confidential unless otherwise requested. 


Click here to donate to the Tom Frost Education Fund

For inquiries concerning Honorarium and Memorial gifts, please call the Development Office at 
210.805.1755 or e-mail

Honorarium and Memorial gifts are fully tax-deductible since no substantial benefits have been promised or provided to you in exchange for your gift. The McNay Art Museum is a a nonprofit organization under IRS section 501(c)(3).

Annual Fund

Mi McNay es Su McNay!

Thank you for making the McNay a special part of your life. We encourage you to spend time with your loved ones at the McNay, making memories inspired by the very best of the visual arts. We are committed to bringing socially-conscious exhibitions and programming to San Antonio and beyond, and to increasing accessibility and inclusivity at the McNay through transformative art experiences.

You make it happen!

Please consider making a donation to the McNay’s Annual Fund. Your gift makes these life-changing moments possible.

  • $10.00 helps toward the cost of keeping the museum grounds bursting with life for our community to experience for FREE
  • $25.00 helps toward the cost of an artist/instructor-led program for teens, teachers, or families
  • $50.00 covers the cost of one family to participate in McNay Free Family Days
  • $100.00 covers the cost of an art-making session for at-risk students in partnership with Communities In Schools outreach program
  • $250.00 covers the cost of transporting one school bus of 50 students to the McNay
  • $500.00 covers the cost of art-making materials for Family Art Play
  • $1,000.00 helps toward the cost of programming for free events such as Teen Night




You can also give by mail or by phone
P.O. Box 6069
San Antonio, TX 78209

Give Now

Give now!

The McNay relies on the generosity of individuals like you to support the museum’s diverse programming and exhibitions, as well as to continue strengthening our community through art.
Your support is appreciated so much. Thank you!