October 3, 2018

Sights to See: McNay Art Museum, San Antonio, Texas


McNay Art Museum  6000 N. New Braunfels, Alamo Heights, (210) 824-5368.  Closed M & Tu.  $10, 65+ $5, under 13 free.

red sculpture in gardens at McNay Art Museum in San Antonio, Texas
red sculpture in gardens at McNay Art Museum in San Antonio, Texas

Founded in 1954, this was the first contemporary art museum in Texas.  Situated within a 24-room repurposed Spanish Colonial Revival-style mansion that sits on 23 landscaped acres featuring expansive lawns with fountains and a Japanese-inspired garden and fishpond, its exterior offerings are almost as interesting as its interior galleries.  The museum focuses on 19th- and 20th-century European and American art and has one of the finest collections of contemporary art and sculpture in the Southwest.  The new Tobin Exhibition Galleries wing displays the Modern collection.  Additionally, the museum’s Tobin Theatre Arts Gallery holds a research library with more than 30,000 volumes, and a theater presents films.

courtyard at McNay Art Museum in San Antonio, Texas
courtyard at McNay Art Museum in San Antonio, Texas


goldfish pond at McNay Art Museum in San Antonio, Texas
goldfish pond at McNay Art Museum in San Antonio, Texas


plastic market bags by Chuck Ramirez at McNay Art Museum in San Antonio, Texas
plastic market bags by Chuck Ramirez at McNay Art Museum in San Antonio, Texas


sculpture gallery in old wing at McNay Art Museum in San Antonio, Texas
sculpture gallery in old wing at McNay Art Museum in San Antonio, Texas


LOVE in shades of gray by Robert Indiana at McNay Art Museum in San Antonio, Texas
LOVE in shades of gray by Robert Indiana at McNay Art Museum in San Antonio, Texas


Jack Skellington sculpture by Tim Burton at McNay Art Museum in San Antonio, Texas
Jack Skellington sculpture by Tim Burton at McNay Art Museum in San Antonio, Texas


old wing library at McNay Art Museum in San Antonio, Texas
old wing library at McNay Art Museum in San Antonio, Texas


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See "LOVE" sculpture photo gallery.

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images ©2018 Carole Terwilliger Meyers 

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