Immersed: Local to Global Art Sensations

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Organized in conjunction with the San Antonio Tricentennial celebrations and the 50th anniversary of HemisFair ’68, this exhibition focuses on San Antonio as a place of deep history, local values, and global thinking. Immersive, environmental installations by Yayoi Kusama and Philip Worthington, a film by Andy Warhol, and a new commission by San Antonio-based artist Chris Sauter transform the McNay’s Tobin Exhibition Galleries.

Image: Yayoi Kusama, Aftermath of Obliteration of Eternity, 2009. Wood, metals, glass mirrors, plastic, acrylic paint, and LED lighting system. Edition 3/3. The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Museum purchase funded by the Caroline Weiss Law Accessions Endowment Fund, 2016.34. Copyright Yayoi Kusama. Photography by Carrithers Studio / Courtesy of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.


Something To Say: The McNay Presents 100 Years of African American Art

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Pioneering collectors Harmon and Harriet Kelley paved the way for the collecting of African American art across San Antonio, Texas, and the United States. Something to Say: The McNay Presents 100 Years of African American Art illustrates the Kelley Collection’s impact by juxtaposing works from their renowned holdings with loans from the burgeoning collections of Guillermo Nicolas and Jim Foster, John and Freda Facey, and the McNay. Something to Say is the first survey of modern and contemporary African American art at the McNay.


Drawn primarily from the Kelleys' groundbreaking collection, Something to Say presents more than 50 artworks by a range of 20th- and 21st-century artists. Featuring masterpieces by such iconic figures as Charles Alston, Elizabeth Catlett, Lois Mailou Jones, Jacob Lawrence, Norman Lewis, and Charles White, the exhibition and related programs allow visitors to reflect on a range of African American experiences, and examine how artists have expressed personal, political, and racial identity over approximately 100 years. Something to Say exemplifies the McNay’s commitment to equity, inclusion, and social consciousness as well as artistic excellence.


Serving as curatorial advisor is Lowery Stokes Sims, former director of the Studio Museum in Harlem. The exhibition is accompanied by an illustrated catalogue featuring two essays by Sims.


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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 McNay Development Office at 210.805.1772 or sandie.krywoszej@mcnayart.org 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. 


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



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).


Exhibition Sponsorship

Sponsor an Exhibition


Each year, selected special exhibitions and their related programs are sponsored by individuals, corporations, and foundations. In appreciation of exhibition sponsorships, the names of the donors are listed on a panel that is displayed in the exhibition while it is on view at the McNay.


Current sponsorship opportunities include:

Something to Say: The McNay Presents 100 Years of African American Art



For questions or information on sponsorship opportunities, please contact 
development@mcnayart.org or call 210.805.1794. 



Annual Fund




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Thank you for making the McNay a special part of your life. This holiday season 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
  • $25.00helps 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 College Night and Teen Night

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You can also give by mail or by phone
P.O. Box 6069
San Antonio, TX 78209
210.805.1772

Image: Chuck Ramirez, 1964-2010. Christmas Trees, 2005-2006. Mixed media. Courtesy of Linda Pace Foundation. 


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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!


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