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.
Video floating over print-wrapped wall combines baroque grandeur, hip-hop swagger, and more
Scene and costume designs for plays, operas, and ballets
Paintings, sculptures, works on paper, and photographs by 20th and 21st- century artists
4th of 6 monumental paintings celebrating a full range of African American experiences in the U.S.
Immersive, environmental experiences, and installations bring focus to San Antonio
Showcases 50+ works by leading contemporary African American artists
Immersive installation includes puppets and scenes for the 24 stills shot for every minute of film