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McNay Art Museum Acquires Painting by Vincent Valdez

Posted on January 06, 2017 by Daniela

"The Strangest Fruit 9" is a contemporary meditation on the tragic oppression of minorities across the United States.

The McNay Art Museum announces the addition of Vincent Valdez’s The Strangest Fruit 9 to its collection. The painting is part of the artist’s The Strangest Fruit series featuring large-format oil paintings. The series takes its title from the 1937 poem, Strange Fruit by Abel Meeropool, made popular through a song by Billie Holiday in 1939. The original text addressed the hanging of black Americans; for his series, Valdez adapted the poem to reference the obscured history of Mexican American lynchings from the late 1800s to the 1930s.

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McNay Art Museum Presents ARTMATTERS 16: John Fraser

Posted on November 08, 2016 by Daniela

The 16th presentation of the McNay Art Museum’s ARTMATTERS series focuses on contemporary assemblage, sculpture, and collages by artist John Fraser.

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The Tobin Collection of Theatre Arts Opens Fall Season

Posted on October 19, 2016 by Julie Ledet

The McNay Art Museum opens two new art exhibitions featuring work from the Tobin Collection of Theatre Arts.

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The Source: Aste Takes Over At McNay

Posted on September 20, 2016 by Julie Ledet

Rich Aste comes to San Antonio by way of the Brooklyn Museum, where he was Managing Curator of the Americas and Europe. What does he have planned for the future of the museum?

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Leigh Anne Lester: A Variety of Forms Recovering from Transubstantiated Clarity

Posted on September 19, 2016 by Julie Ledet

Leigh Anne Lester is the fifth artist to present work on the expansive entry wall in the McNay’s AT&T Lobby. For her year-long installation, A Variety of Forms Recovering from Transubstantiated Clarity, Lester premieres a monumental new assemblage that incorporates ideas and images of growing organic matter, a theme she has developed on a grand scale at the McNay.

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Telling Tales: Contemporary Narrative Photography

Posted on September 19, 2016 by Julie Ledet

Telling Tales: Contemporary Narrative Photography features the work of seventeen artists who interpret stories through pictures, whether real or imagined. Spanning nearly four decades, this survey begins with the art of ground-breaking photographers who emerged during the 1970s and 1980s and continues through today. The images present a wide range of styles and themes—familiar, mysterious, humorous, perplexing—yet they are always compelling to view.

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