McNay Art Museum

About the Museum


Brown Sculpture Gallery, McNay Art Museum
Brown Sculpture Gallery, McNay Art Museum
© McNay Art Museum, Photo: Siggi Ragnar

Brown Sculpture Gallery, McNay Art Museum

Exterior View, McNay Art Museum
© McNay Art Museum, Photo: Siggi Ragnar

Exterior View, McNay Art Museum

Small Lange Gallery, McNay Art Museum
© McNay Art Museum, Photo: Siggi Ragnar

Small Lange Gallery, McNay Art Museum

Tobin Exhibition Gallery, McNay Art Museum
© McNay Art Museum

Tobin Exhibition Gallery, McNay Art Museum

Founded in 1954, the McNay Art Museum was the first modern art museum in Texas. Since Marion McNay first bequeathed her Spanish Colonial Revival mansion and personal art collection, the museum has expanded to contain over 20,000 works and now features a range of 20th- and 21st-century European and American paintings, sculptures and photographs. Notable highlights include the Tobin Collection of Theatre Arts and the Jeanne and Irving Matthews Collection of Art Glass. The McNay expanded in 2008 with the opening of the Jane and Arthur Stieren Center for Exhibitions, designed by French architect Jean-Paul Viguier. This comprises a gallery space for exhibitions, a garden, a lecture hall and classrooms for the museum’s comprehensive education programme.

(Photo: Siggi Ragnar, © McNay Art Museum)

Collection Highlights


Paul Gauguin

Portrait of the Artist with the Idol

Léon Bakst

Costume design for Vaslav Nijinksy as Chinese Dancer in Les Orientales

David Smith

Stainless Network I

Edward Hopper

Corn Hill (Truro, Cape Cod)

Pablo Picasso

Guitar and Wine Glass
McNay Art Museum: Collection Highlights

Paul Gauguin

Portrait of the Artist with the Idol, 1893
oil on canvas
Collection of the McNay Art Museum, Bequest of Marion Koogler McNay

Léon Bakst

Costume design for Vaslav Nijinksy as Chinese Dancer in Les Orientales, 1917
watercolour and graphite on paper
Collection of the McNay Art Museum, Gift of the Tobin Foundation for Theatre Arts

David Smith

Stainless Network I, 1951
stainless steel
Collection of the McNay Art Museum, Bequest of Evelyn Halff Ruben

Edward Hopper

Corn Hill (Truro, Cape Cod), 1930
oil on canvas
Collection of the McNay Art Museum, Mary and Sylvan Lang Collection

Pablo Picasso

Guitar and Wine Glass, 1912
collage and charcoal on board
Collection of the McNay Art Museum, Bequest of Marion Koogler McNay
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