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Artist to Artist: Something to say

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Amber Chin

April 17, 2018

The McNay art museum’s newest special collection, Something to Say, chronicles 100 years of African American art. Those visiting the exhibit are greeted by a neon sign spelling out the word “America” in the trademark style of its creator, Glenn Ligon. With this sign serving as a thesis for the collect...

CAMMIE distributes awards to mark the end of CAM

A handful of awards were gifted. Enrique Bonilla, The Paisano

Enrique Bonilla

April 5, 2017

March 31 marked the end of contemporary art month or CAM as it is colloquially referred to. The month-long citywide art event focuses on local artists and attempts to spread knowledge on the growing arts community in San Antonio by helping artists spread their art to galleries beyond the city. CAM tweaked...

Dressed to Kill: Glam and Gore in Theatre

Annette Barraza, The Paisano

Annette Barraza

April 12, 2016

    Dressed to Kill: Glam and Gore in Theatre, an exhibition at McNay pairs designs with costumes inspired by five infamously stylish seductresses and fashionable fiends seen on an operatic stage: “Carmen,” “Lulu,” “Lestat,” “Turandot” and “Don Giovanni.” Each of the five...

‘CUT!’ exhibit brings cinematic fashion to the McNay

October 8, 2013

Photo Credit: Jackie Calvert With the success of programs like “Project Runway” and live runway shows every season, the interest and growth of fashion is blooming in San Antonio. Imagine how incomplete and unbelievable many classic films would be without the inspiration for detai...

Local events for the week of January 22

January 23, 2013

Tuesday, Jan. 2210 a.m. Exhibit: “Fiesta, Fete, Festival”San Antonio’s past is celebrated throughout this exclusiveexhibit that commemorates the history of the annual city event, known as“Fiesta.” The McNay Art Museum (6000 N. New Braunfels Ave.) presents “Fiesta,Fete, Festival” as pa...

And the Award for ‘America’s Finest’ goes to Vincent Valdez

January 22, 2013

Men with bloody faces combat in the ringwhile a soldier struggles to keep his composure. These are truly “America’sFinest.”“America’s Finest” is Vincent Valdez’s secondsolo exhibition at the McNay Art Museum, which is an impressive feat sinceValdez is the youngest artist to do so in the museum’s history.Valdez, a San Antonio native, graduated fromBurbank High School and earned his degree at Rhode Is...

Local Events: week of January 15

January 22, 2013

Tuesday, Jan. 15. 10 a.m. Exhibit: Aphrodite and the Gods of Love The San Antonio Museum of Art (200 W. Jones St.) presents “Aphrodite and the Gods of Love,” an exhibit featuring 125 statues, vases, jewelry and other valuables from the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. Admission is free on Tuesda...

Estampas de la Raza: Contemporary Prints from the Romo Collection

January 16, 2013

Dr. Harriett Romo sits at her desk, a book featuring prints from  “Estampas de la Raza: Contemporary Prints from the Romo Collection” on her lap. She describes in detail the moment she and her husband bought their first piece of art. “One of my colleagues invited Ricardo and I t...