Upon opening to the public in 1954, the McNay’s collection began with a strong emphasis on Modern European and American art, particularly French painting and Post-Impressionism, and now includes over 20,000 objects. Collection strengths include American art since World War II, Modern European and American prints and drawings, and a collection of over 9,000 Theatre Arts objects focusing on scene and costume designs. The museum began in a 24-room Spanish Colonial-Revival home and has expanded to 45,000 square feet and a sculpture gallery and garden.
Immersive, environmental experiences, and installations bring focus to San Antonio
Works by one of Texas’s most important modern printmakers
Drawings from an 1848 - 1849 journey along the Mississippi detail plantations, New Orleans architecture, and more
Black and white images capture his home country in an era of cultural transformation
Works from throughout the artist’s career
Highlights artists and designers who contributed to the Fair