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Robert L. B. Tobin: Collector, Curator, Visionary

January 9 - September 13

The McNay honors the legacy of San Antonio arts advocate Robert Lynn Batts Tobin (1934­­­–2001) in its latest exhibition, Robert L. B. Tobin: Collector, Curator, Visionary, opening Thursday, January 9. This presentation reintroduces Robert L. B. Tobin to new generations of San Antonians through a mix of beloved artworks and theatre designs he acquired expressly to share with the public. Throughout his life, Tobin amassed an eclectic collection of important artworks, theatre arts masterpieces, and books dating from the 15th…

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Selena Forever/Siempre Selena

January 15, 2020 - January 10, 2021

The McNay pays tribute to 90s icon, singer, designer, and Texas legend—Selena Quintanilla-Pérez—with five photographs by award-winning San Antonio photographer John Dyer. Selena was the subject of Dyer’s photo assignments for the cover of Más Magazine in 1992 and again for Texas Monthly in 1995, just months before she was tragically killed at age 23. Selena Forever/Siempre Selena is organized by the McNay Art Museum, curated by Kate Carey, Head of Education. Included with General Admission. Please note that the McNay will re-open on June 26, 2020. 

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Fashion Nirvana: Runway to Everyday

January 30 - September 13

From gowns to grunge, Fashion Nirvana: Runway to Everyday marks the first large-scale fashion and video art exhibition in McNay history. Set between the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989 and September 11, 2001, the innovative installation celebrates designers, models, celebrities, photographers, and video artists who made the 90s an iconic decade. Fashion Nirvana features over 50 runway to everyday garments by famous designers Christian Dior, Tom Ford, Jean Paul Gaultier, Carolina Herrera, Patrick Kelly, Isaac Mizrahi, Todd Oldham, Oscar de la Renta, Vivienne Tam, Gianni Versace, Vera Wang, and…

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Veteran’s Writing Collective with Sarah Colby

June 17 @ 6:30 pm - December 16 @ 8:30 pm

The Veteran’s Writing Collective encourages the art of writing in a workshop environment where participants are offered honest, positive, and constructive feedback. The workshop is geared to all active-duty military, veterans, and their immediate family members. This group is open to writers of all levels working in all genres. Email veteranscollective@geminiink.org for a Zoom invitation.

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Ballet San Antonio’s Virtual Summer Intensive

July 27 @ 10:00 am - August 7 @ 4:00 pm

Ballet San Antonio’s Virtual Summer Intensive is a 2-week program that will offer both classical ballet technique classes and modern dance classes, as well as pointe work and batteries for dancers to continue their training while remaining safe at home. BSA is honored to have world-class instructors to lead the program such as our Artistic Advisor, Sofiane Sylve, Veronika Part, Jeffrey Lyons, and Francisco Graciano. There are limited spots available with adjusted rates. Ages: 9 - 18

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Fiesta Couture: Behind the Seams

July 30 - November 15

Glimpse behind the “seams” at the design processes, skilled artisans and trade secrets that together result in the most glamorous night of Fiesta. The coronation of the Queen of the Order of the Alamo is a spectacle like no other, filled with pageantry and tradition. Each coronation is organized around a theme which is selected up to two years in advance. The Mistress of the Robes, the Court Artist and the dressmakers are responsible for translating the theme into coronation…

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King of Beasts Exhibition

July 30 @ 8:00 am - September 27 @ 5:00 pm

Explore extraordinary African lions and majestic mountain lions of Texas this spring at the Witte Museum. Experience the power of lions through artwork by renowned artist John Banovich and see the connection between the big cats of today and their prehistoric ancestors. King of Beasts spans nearly 25 years of research featuring more than 30 artworks by renowned artist John Banovich. The exhibition assembles a collection of Banovich’s work focused on African lions and explores questions about humankind’s deep fear,…

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Gil Rocha: The Things We Carry

August 7 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Presa House presents a new solo exhibition by Laredo artist and curator Gil Rocha. "The Things We Carry" opens Friday, August 7, 2020, and will remain on view by appointment through August 29, 2020. A 360° virtual tour of the exhibition and individual works available for purchase can be viewed online at PresaHouse.com. Gil Rocha is a contemporary artist born and raised in Laredo, Texas. His art practice encompasses a variety of techniques, including but not limited to assemblage, painting,…

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The History of Texas…in one darn easy lesson!

August 8 @ 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Dinner Theatre comedy is back! "The History of Texas...in one darn easy lesson!" The Dinnerbox Series continues - presenting LIVE comedy dinner theater in your favorite local restaurants with: "The History of Texas ...in one darn easy lesson!" An hysterical, historical, hyperactive, hayride through 500 years of Texas, in 5000 seconds by one actor! Join The Company Theatre in an original production. This show is now in its 7th year of touring Texas. This show is available for private parties,…

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Noche Azul Concert: Sabor Mexico City

August 15 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join us for our monthly Noche Azul concert with Azul Barrientos, the Esperanza Center's artist-in-residence. This will be the sixth installment in Azul's virtual "En Casa Sessions," which allow viewers to enjoy the monthly tradition of Noche Azul from the comfort of their homes. During this month's concert, Azul has invited Chef Romulo Mendoza from Mexico City to present a cooking demonstration as part of the live performance. Unlike past Noche Azul concerts, this livestream will not be available to…

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Embroidery Workshop with Sarah Fox

August 31 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Take a beginning level online embroidery workshop with artist Sarah Fox! Sarah will provide an introduction to embroidery and guide students through the basics. Sampler and materials kit included! A Flying Frog sampler designed by Sarah will be mailed (or picked up at Artpace) along with a kit including all the supplies needed to complete the workshop: a variety of thread, an embroidery hoop, wool felt, and embroidery needle. Students will learn Back Stitch Chain Stitch French Knot Satin Stitch…

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Labor Day Artisan Show, presented by Hiltons of San Antonio

September 4 @ 11:00 am - September 7 @ 11:00 pm

Experience the beauty of the San Antonio River Walk at the Labor Day Artisan Show by shopping at over 40 handmade artisan booths including pottery, textiles, jewelry, woodwork, paintings, beadwork, and more. Stay closer to the action with Hilton by booking any of their 50+ branded hotels in the San Antonio area at travel.hilton.com/ArtShow.

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Reading Red Book Club: Creating Their Own Image: The History of African-American Women Artists

September 12 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join Reading Red – an Artpace book club – and explore literature that has inspired artists and exhibitions. In conjunction with Artpace’s 25th anniversary, we continue to celebrate Linda Pace’s legacy by discussing literature authored by women. Creating Their Own Image: The History of African-American Women Artists by Lisa E. Farrington is the first comprehensive history of African-American women artists, from slavery to the present day. Concluding Their Own Image, Farrington includes interviews with contemporary artists Betye Saar, Faith Ringgold,…

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Lighthouse for the Blind Art in the Dark

September 29 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

The San Antonio Lighthouse is celebrating our 10th Anniversary of Art in the Dark, hosting over 50 amazing art pieces with an interesting virtual spin! Art in the Dark is an unforgettable, unique event that celebrates “The Touch…The Sense…The Feel…” of art, and this year we're taking your senses and making them virtual. Art pieces displayed at the virtual online event will be pixilated but will include a detailed description from the artists, thus allowing you to experience purchasing art like…

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Fall Artisan Show, presented by Hiltons of San Antonio

October 9 @ 11:00 am - October 11 @ 11:00 pm

Experience the beauty of the San Antonio River Walk at the Fall Artisan Show by shopping at over 40 handmade artisan booths including pottery, textiles, jewelry, woodwork, paintings, beadwork, and more. Stay closer to the action with Hilton by booking any of their 50+ branded hotels in the San Antonio area at travel.hilton.com/ArtShow.

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CANCELLED: Fiesta San Antonio

November 5 - November 15

Fiesta® San Antonio started in 1891 as a one-parade event to honor the memory of the heroes of the Alamo and the Battle of San Jacinto. That historic commemoration still takes place, but for more than a century, Fiesta® has grown into a celebration of San Antonio’s rich and diverse cultures and today is one of this nation’s premier festivals, featuring over 100 events with an economic impact of more than $340 million. Funds raised by official Fiesta® events provide…

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CANCELLED: 47th Annual Fiesta Arts Fair

November 8 @ 10:00 am - November 9 @ 5:00 pm

Fiesta Arts Fair is an annual, art-focused fundraising event that provides general operating support for Southwest School of Art; the only independent college of art in Texas. What began as a small art fair in 1973, has since grown into one of the highlights of the Fiesta San Antonio®, with an annual attendance of approximately 12,000 people. The 2-day event takes place early in the Fiesta San Antonio season on the campus of Southwest School of Art and generates funds…

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Holiday Artisan Show, presented by Hiltons of San Antonio

December 11 @ 11:00 am - December 13 @ 11:00 pm

Experience the beauty of the San Antonio River Walk at the Holiday Artisan Show by shopping at over 40 handmade artisan booths including pottery, textiles, jewelry, woodwork, paintings, beadwork, and more. Stay closer to the action with Hilton by booking any of their 50+ branded hotels in the San Antonio area at travel.hilton.com/ArtShow.

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