Photograph of Brady Haynes. Photographer Josh Huskin. Courtesy of the McNay Art Museum.

Photograph of Brady Haynes. Photographer Josh Huskin. Courtesy of the McNay Art Museum.

McNay Art Museum Appoints New Head of Operations

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Brady Haynes takes the helm leading Safety and Security, Information Technology, and Buildings and Grounds

(San Antonio, TX) April 25, 2024 — The McNay Art Museum appointed Brady Haynes as head of operations on March 4, 2024. In his role, Haynes is charged with overseeing the operational effectiveness for Safety and Security; Information Technology; and Buildings and Grounds, including HVAC and landscaping.

“I am pleased to welcome Brady Haynes as our new head of operations,” said Matthew McLendon, director and CEO of the McNay. “We are confident that Brady’s wealth of experience and passion for the community will play a key role in enhancing the visitor experience and ensuring an ideal environment for our collections.”

Brady has over 15 years of experience in finance, project management, and operations leadership. He comes to the McNay from the Witte Museum, where he served as chief of operations and oversaw $10 million in capital projects over the last seven years and developed a comprehensive 10-year capital improvement budget. He previously served as a financial analyst at San Antonio Water Systems (S.A.W.S.) and at San Antonio River Authority.

“With the McNay’s sprawling 25 acres, state-of-the-art facilities, and historic home of Marion McNay, I am excited to help bring our vision to be a place of beauty and belonging to life,” said Haynes. “Our unique spaces enrich lives, and I look forward to working closely with colleagues on continuing the McNay’s 70-year legacy of transformational art experiences.”

Haynes is active in the community as a member of Rotary of San Antonio, International Facility Management Association (IFMA), Alamo Project Management Institute, and as a youth soccer coach.

He earned a B.A. in Business Administration and a B.A. in Communications from Trinity University and an M.A. in Geography, Resource & Environmental Studies from Texas State University. He is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP).


About McNay Art Museum  
The McNay Art Museum engages a diverse community in the discovery and enjoyment of the visual arts. Built in the 1920s by artist and educator Marion Koogler McNay, the Spanish Colonial Revival residence became the site of Texas’ first modern art museum when it opened in 1954. Today, 200,000 visitors a year enjoy works by modern masters including Paul Gauguin, Vincent van Gogh, Edward Hopper, Joan Mitchell, Alice Neel, Georgia O’Keeffe, Pablo Picasso, Jackson Pollock and Pierre-Auguste Renoir. The 25 acres of beautifully landscaped grounds include sculptures by Willie Cole, Robert Indiana, Luis A. Jiménez Jr., Alejandro Martín, George Rickey, Joel Shapiro, Kiki Smith, Tom Wesselmann and others. 

The McNay is open Wednesday and Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Thursday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Sunday from Noon to 5 p.m.

Due to a maintenance issue, the museum will close at 5 p.m. today. Tonight’s Gallery Talk will be rescheduled for a later date. We will return to regular hours tomorrow.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and look forward to welcoming you soon.