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For Immediate Release

June 18 2012

McNay Art Museum Announces new Mash-Up Lecture Series


The McNay tackles Radcliffe Bailey's themes of water, blues, and blood with a new lecture series, inspired by our friends

at the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver. Two passionate experts present brief talks on specific, and very different, areas of interest. After fielding audience questions, once seemingly disparate subjects connect.


Space is limited. To reserve your free tickets, call 210.805.1768 or e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


Thursday, June 28, 6:30 pm, Chiego Lecture Hall

Mash-Up Lecture: Sous-vide & Indigo

Chad Carey, restaurateur (The Monterey), and Mary Lance, filmmaker. Hosted by Sarah Kate Baie, Director of Programming, Chief of Fictions, Museum of Contemporary Art Denver.


Thursday, July 12, 6:30 pm, Chiego Lecture Hall

Mash-Up Lecture: DNA & Hunting in South Texas

Philip Serwer, Professor of Biochemistry, UT Health Science Center at San Antonio, and Ethel Shipton, artist. Hosted by Liz Lloyd, Museum Educator, Family & Teacher Programs.


Thursday, August 16, 6:30 pm, Chiego Lecture Hall

Mash-Up Lecture: Dub & Sports Politics

Justin Boyd, artist, and Leonard Moore, Professor, University of Texas at Austin, Division of Diversity and Community Engagement. Hosted by Liz Lloyd, Museum Educator, Family & Teacher Programs.


The McNay

Built by artist and educator Marion Koogler McNay in the 1920s, the Spanish Colonial Revival residence opened as Texas's first museum of modern art in 1954. Today more than 100,000 visitors a year enjoy works by modern masters including Paul Gauguin, Vincent van Gogh, Edward Hopper, Georgia O'Keeffe, Pablo Picasso, Jackson Pollock, & Pierre-Auguste Renoir.  In June 2008, the museum opened the 45,000-square-foot Jane and Arthur Stieren Center for Exhibitions designed by internationally renowned French architect Jean-Paul Viguier. Nearly doubling the McNay's exhibition space, the Stieren Center includes three separate outdoor sculpture galleries.



Tuesday-Friday, 10 am-4 pm;

Thursday, 10 am-9 pm*;

Saturday, 10 am-5 pm;

Sunday, noon-5 pm.

The McNay is closed on Mondays, New Year's Day, Independence Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.


*Free general admission from 4 to 9 pm.



Admission to the McNay ranges from $8 to $15 ( for adults) and $5 to $12 for (students, seniors and active military) depending on the exhibitions and galleries on view. Please visit for current admission prices. Entrance to Main Collection Galleries is FREE on H-E-B Thursday Nights(4-9pm) and on AT&T First Sundays of the Month. During FREE times there Is an optional admission charge that applies only for entrance to special exhibitions. 









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