Annual Fund

McNay Art Museum Annual Fund for Museum Education

The Annual Fund for Museum Education supports one of the key goals of our museum—to create

engaging educational opportunities for San Antonio and Texas children and adults. School field trips,

public programs and exhibitions, teacher training, development of interactive websites and state

approved curriculum materials are made possible through your annual support. The McNay Art Museum

offers hundreds of free programs throughout the year to more than 134,000 visitors of all ages. Some of

the highlights include:

  • Free admission for student field trips to the museum, including free bus transportation
  • Educator Workshops
  • Free Family Days and Family Activities
  • Exhibition performances, discussions, and lectures
  • Adult Workshops
  • Free admission to exhibition related films and lectures
  • Teacher training and materials


The McNay supplies a wealth of resources online for times when San Antonians aren’t able to visit the

museum. Virtual collections and online videos provide access to the collection and other resources in

ways that are convenient from home, the classroom, or office.


Your contribution ensures that the McNay provides educational enjoyment for you and our

community in 2016 and beyond.


According to studies, children exposed to strong arts and history education programs perform higher on

standardized tests, are less likely to engage in negative behaviors and truancy, and are more likely to

think critically and act creatively. Educators from the San Antonio area have the following to say about

student visits to the museum:


“We were so impressed with the welcoming and stimulating-to-our-hearts-and-souls tour. Thank you so much.”
—Olmos Elementary             


“Students thoroughly enjoyed the experience and I’m sure will apply the critical thinking skills in other

areas. Thanks so much for making this trip available to all students.”

—Leon Springs Elementary            


“Our students had a WONDERFUL time and I was impressed with the docents as well as how organized

everything was. Kudos to you guys for allowing students this amazing opportunity! Only 2 of the 63

students had ever been to the McNay or any other museum.”
—Lieck Elementary


It is important to recognize how vital our education programs are to Bexar County, where high dropout

rates and poverty persist. Between 2005–06 and 2008–09, 39% of high school students were lost to

attrition. In 2011 nearly 25% of the population under the age of 18 was living in poverty. Your support

is much appreciated. Please help to continue our essential programs by making a gift to the McNay Art

Museum’s Annual Fund for Museum Education. Contributions are 100% tax deductible.


Your gift of any amount makes a difference! 


Annual Fund 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 nonprofit organization under IRS section 501(c)(3).