The McNay is easily San Antonio’s most beautiful museum, and although the average guest’s age at the annual galas hovers near August temps, view this not as a problem, but an opportunity. Get your friends in on the ground floor now, and y’all could be running the board in a decade. The original building, the barely modified 1920s Spanish Colonial Revival home of its namesake heiress and arts patron, and the new Jean-Paul Viguier-designed addition, sit on 23 acres of sculpture-dotted rolling green in the heart of Alamo Heights/Terrell Hills. Modern masterpieces by the greats, from Gauguin to Renoir to O’Keeffe (and including a significant Picasso collage) are still the heart of the collection, but the sharp eye of Chief Curator Rene Barilleaux is shaping the growing post World War II collection to fit the light-filled new wing. The McNay also has a notable collection of works on paper, including prints by Goya, Picasso, Toulouse-Lautrec, and Jasper Johns, and an outstanding theater-arts collection and library.

Upcoming Events

  • "Spain to San Antonio: Hispanic Culture on Stage" (Art)

    • Sundays, 12-5 p.m., Saturdays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Thursdays, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. and Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Continues through June 10 $15-$20
  • Get Reel Film Series: Films al Fresco: Pee-wee’s Big Adventure (Film)

    • Thu., May 31, 8-9:30 p.m. Free
  • Considering Art: A Conversation with Susan Stamberg & Vincent Valdez (Art)

    • Fri., June 1, 6-8 p.m. $30-$40
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  • Wes Fest Screening: The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (Film)

    • Thu., June 7, 8 p.m. Free
  • 10th Annual McNay Spring Party: Glow (Special Events)

    • Fri., June 8, 8 p.m.-12 a.m.

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