Picasso to Hockney: Modern Art on Stage


It’s time to break a leg! For the first time, the McNay Art Museum is proudly devoting its entire 7,000-square-foot Tobin Exhibition Galleries in the Stieren Center for Exhibitions to exquisite designs for opera, ballet, theatre, and other performances all acquired by Robert Tobin. Picasso to Hockney: Modern Art on Stage will be on view at the McNay October 17 through December 29, 2019.

We would be honored if you would consider helping us rewrite history by joining us as a member of the Picasso to Hockney Host Committee. The exhibition features more than 100 works by Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, Louise Nevelson, David Hockney, and Jim Dine. It highlights their brilliant collaborations with the most exciting writers, musicians, and dancers of their day: Jean Cocteau, Igor Stravinsky, Gertrude Stein, and George Balanchine. The McNay’s galleries will be transformed with a full-scale re-creation of Picasso’s celebrated Pulcinella set design. This stage centerpiece, along with many interactive moments, will provide a backdrop to showcase iconic treasures from the Tobin Collection of Theatre Arts.

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

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Thank you for your enthusiastic support of the McNay and this marriage of the long overdue celebration of visual and theatre arts. We look forward to celebrating with you at the Museum this fall!

Image: Pablo Picasso, Scene design for Pulcinella, ca. 1920. Watercolor and gouache on paper. Collection of the McNay Art Museum, Gift of The Tobin Endowment. © Estate of Pablo Picasso/ Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York