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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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Longtime McNay Director Chiego Passes Baton to Aste

Posted on September 12, 2016 by Julie Ledet

The Rivard Report sat down with outgoing and incoming McNay directors inside the former Spanish-Colonial Revival mansion Friday and had them ask each other questions, provided by our freelance and editorial staff. They reflected on their shared passion for art, the museum’s transition over the years, and its bright future.

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McNay Receives $1 Million donation from G.A.C. Halff Foundation

Posted on August 24, 2016 by Julie Ledet

At the Tribute Celebration for William Chiego’s 25 years as leader of the McNay Art Museum, Marie Halff, emeritus museum trustee and trustee of the G.A.C. Halff Foundation, announced a $1 million donation to the McNay to establish an endowment for the acquisition of American art.

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McNay Art Museum Announces Rich Aste as New Director

Posted on August 02, 2016 by Daniela

Rich Aste is a socially conscious cultural leader and a dynamic art historian with wide-ranging experience in managing, curating, teaching, and publishing. In addition, he bears a deep knowledge of the art market. He comes to the McNay from the Brooklyn Museum in New York, where he served as Managing Curator, Arts of the Americas and Europe, and Curator of European Art

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