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McNay Art Museum

An Introduction

McNay staff

ISBN: 978 1 85759 664 9
Size: 228 x 152 mm / 9 x 6 in.
Binding: softcover
Pages: 64
Images: 60

UK £6.95 / US $9.95


  • The only book on the collection of the McNay Art Museum available to the general public
  • Includes works by Picasso, Cezanne, Matisse, Hopper and many others, as well as works from their world famous collection of theatre arts


McNay Art Museum: An Introduction surveys the founder, history, architecture and collection of the San Antonio, Texas, museum of modern and contemporary art. Opened in 1954, four years after the death of artist, educator, and collector Marion Koogler McNay, the museum’s founder, the McNay grew from a collection of a few hundred works of art to nearly 20,000 objects. The collection focuses on European and American art from the mid-19th century to the present. Originally housed in Marion McNay’s Spanish Colonial Revival residence, the addition of the Stieren Center for Exhibitions doubled the museum’s facilities. This handbook tells the story of the founder of the museum, examines its architecture and growth, and surveys the collection through text and images. Key works of art illustrate the range of paintings, sculpture, and works on paper, including an outstanding collection of theatre arts with designs for opera, ballet, and the stage.