The McNay presents REAL/SURREAL

  • SAN ANTONIO, Texas
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  • February 18, 2013

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Jared French, State Park, 1946. Egg tempera on composition board. Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; gift of Mr. and Mrs. R. H. Donnelley Erdman 65.78.
Whitney Museum of American Art

Drawn entirely from the deep holdings of the Whitney's collection, Real/Surreal: Selections from the Whitney Museum ofAmerican Art focuses on the tension and overlap between two strong currents in 20th-century art: realism and Surrealism. Real/Surreal features paintings, drawings, photographs, and prints that elucidate how artists-depending on intention and influence-developed degrees of reality in which imagination held more or less sway. Among the notable artists included in the exhibition are Charles Burchfield, Paul Cadmus, Joseph Cornell, Philip Guston, Edward Hopper, Man Ray, Ben Shahn, Charles Sheeler, Yves Tanguy, George Tooker, and Andrew Wyeth.

 

While a basic connection to the observable world underlies realist works, the term realism has many facets. Subverting reality through imagination and the unconscious rests at the heart of Surrealism. Yet convergences in these different, even oppositional, approaches encourage new ways of looking at art of the 1920s, '30s, and '40s in America.

 

The exhibition Real/Surreal offers visitors the opportunity to view additional works by artists represented in the McNay's collection, which includes singular examples from this period by the same artists in the Whitney's collection.

 

This exhibition was organized by the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York.

 

The Henry Luce Foundation, Inc. and Carolyn and Allan Paterson are generously providing lead sponsorship.

 

Additional sponsors are the G. A. C. Halff Foundation, the Nathalie and Gladys Dalkowitz Charitable Trust, Janet and Jim Dicke, Mary Beth and Jack Williamson (a gift of the James Family Charitable Fund of the San Antonio Area Foundation), the Capital Group Companies Charitable Foundation, Martha Landsman, Barbara and Stanley Spigel, Jo Ann Wigodsky, the Director's Circle, and the Host Committee.

 

 

 

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.

 

Hours

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 

Admission to the McNay ranges from $10 to $15 (for adults) and $5 to $12 for (students, seniors and active military) depending on the exhibitions and galleries on view. Admission is FREE for McNay members and children 12 and under. Please visit www.mcnayart.org 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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McNay Art Museum
6000 North New Braunfels
San Antonio, Texas
info@mcnayart.org
210.824.5368
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About McNay Art Museum

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. Hours 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 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 www.mcnayart.org 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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