The Annual Fund for Museum Education supports one of the key goals of our museum—to create engaging educational opportunities for San Antonio and Texas children and adults. School field trips, public programs and exhibitions, teacher training, development of interactive websites and state approved curriculum materials are made possible through your annual support. The McNay Art Museum offers hundreds of free programs throughout the year to more than 125,000 visitors of all ages. Some of the highlights include:
■ Free admission for student field trips to the museum, including free bus transportation
■ Educator Workshops
■ Free Family Days and Family Activities
■ Exhibition performances, discussions, and lectures
■ Adult Workshops
■ Free admission to exhibition related films and lectures
■ Teacher training and materials
The McNay supplies a wealth of resources online for times when San Antonians aren’t able to visit the museum. Virtual collections and online videos provide access to the collection and other resources in ways that are convenient from home, the classroom, or office.
Your contribution ensures that the McNay
provides educational enjoyment for you
and our community in 2012 and beyond.
According to studies, children exposed to strong arts and history education programs perform higher on standardized tests, are less likely to engage in negative behaviors and truancy, and are more likely to think critically and act creatively. Educators from the San Antonio area have the following to say about student visits to the museum:
“We were so impressed with the welcoming and stimulating-to-our-hearts-and-souls tour. Thank you so much.” —Olmos Elementary
“Students thoroughly enjoyed the experience and I’m sure will apply the critical thinking skills in other areas. Thanks so much for making this trip available to all students.” —Leon Springs Elementary
“Our students had a WONDERFUL time and I was impressed with the docents as well as how organized everything was. Kudos to you guys for allowing students this amazing opportunity! Only 2 of the 63 students had ever been to the McNay or any other museum.” —Lieck Elementary
It is important to recognize how vital our education programs are to Bexar County, where high dropout rates and poverty persist. Between 2005–06 and 2008–09, 39% of high school students were lost to attrition. Last year, nearly 25% of the population under the age of 18 was living in poverty. Your support is much appreciated. Please help to continue our essential programs by making a gift to the McNay Art Museum’s Annual Fund for Museum Education. Contributions are 100% tax deductible.
Your gift of any amount makes a difference!