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Fertility, Blessings and Protection: Cultures of Baby Carriers

October 12, 2019 @ 9:00 am - June 21, 2020 @ 5:00 pm

Different tribes and people groups have developed their own systems and styles of baby carriers based on their unique cultures, ways of living, weather, customs and aesthetic experiences. Baby-carrying styles offer insight to child-rearing methods, religion, social structure and craftwork of cultures. Body-carrying offers the baby a sense of safety and enhances the closeness between the parent & child. Underlying them all is the universal foundation of love, affection and devotion of parenthood. The Asian “Baby Carriers” International Touring Exhibition…

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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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XicanX: New Visions

February 13 - June 28

This national exhibit, displayed at Centro de Artes gallery, challenges previous and existing surveys of Chicano and Latino identity-based exhibitions. This group of 34 artists expands upon how Latinx artwork can be established across ideological borders; freely expressing a new wave of images and voices in a post-internet era. Centro de Artes gallery is located in Market Square. It is free and open daily. Please note that Centro de Artes will be temporarily closed beginning March 14, 2020.

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Los Maestros: Early Explorers of Chicano Identity

February 13 @ 8:00 am - June 28 @ 5:00 pm

This exhibition focuses on three of the founders of San Antonio’s Chicano arts movement of the 1960s and 1970s: Jesse Almazan, Jose Esquivel, and Rudy Treviño and will highlight their unique contributions and histories as individual artists. Curated by San Antonio arts organization Centro Cultural Aztlan. Please note that Centro de Artes will be temporarily closed beginning March 14, 2020.

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El Gran Mes de Los Artistas

June 5 - June 7

Centro Cultural Aztlan presents El Gran Mes de Los Artistas to celebrate our 43rd Anniversary every Friday at 7:00pm during the month of June! For over a decade, this neighborhood-based community festival, presented in collaboration with the Jefferson/Woodlawn Lake Community Development Corporation, highlights the immense artistic talent of the city’s historic Deco District. COVID-19 has greatly impacted the work we do here at Centro Cultural Aztlan, and we have had to adapt quickly! We are excited and proud to present…

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The Big Texas Read

June 10 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

You’re stuck at home, entrenched in front of the TV. You’re glued to your smart devices and Twitter is blowing up in front of your eyes and you can’t run and you can’t hide from the ever-pervading end of the world that’s being shot directly through the air on invisible beams and straight into your brain. But: you can UNPLUG from the outside world and JOIN us at The Big Texas Read. As featured in Poets&Writers, Forbes, The Dallas Morning…

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A Map to Poetry Youth Workshop

June 13 @ 1:00 pm - June 24 @ 3:00 pm

Investigate the meaning of words as you generate concepts for your next big writing! Through expression-mapping, participants will creatively deconstruct terms and synthesize summaries to use as the foundation of a haiku, poem or short story. This workshop requires a splash of color, imagination and a doodle or two to bring your map to life! Attendees are encouraged to secure access to drawing paper and materials, a journal, and a dictionary. The workshop is geared for ages 13-18 years old…

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Poetry & Collage in Quarantine Youth Workshop

June 15 @ 11:00 am - June 27 @ 12:00 pm

This spring the world slowed down as we began to shelter-in-place to flatten the curve. Though we are all in this together, it’s the details that make your quarantine experience unique. What has quarantine been like for you? Silent? Noisy? Too much time inside or more time outside? Poetry and collage are great intuitive tools for sharing our perspectives. In this workshop, students will combine concrete, sensory phrase language with cut-out visual images to create an original collage piece about…

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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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Nights of Noir

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

Noir hangs heavy in the hot summer night, where corruption, crime, racial violence, and righteousness all collide among the bayous, piney woods, oil refineries, and urban sprawl of East Texas. Join us for a rich discussion of two recent hardboiled classics, Attica Locke’s Bluebird, Bluebird (2018 Edgar Award) and Lisa Sandlin’s The Do-Right (2015 Hammett Award), powerful mysteries in which hope sweats it out and innocence oozes away like blood from a gunshot wound. Hosted online via Zoom.

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Dinner Theater Comedy event: The History of Texas!

June 27 @ 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Dinner Theatre comedy is back! Let's have a belated celebration of Texas Independence day with the hilarious comedy were planning in March: "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…

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Summer Artisan Show, presented by Hiltons of San Antonio

July 31 @ 11:00 am - August 2 @ 11:00 pm

Experience the beauty of the San Antonio River Walk at the Summer 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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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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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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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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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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