McNay Art Museum presents "Marion Koogler McNay's Legacy"
"Marion Koogler McNay’s Legacy" presents the largest exhibition to date of items from McNay’s original 1950 bequest. The exhibition includes select artworks and objects from the items gifted to create the first modern art museum in Texas in 1954. Treasures on view from the collection include iconic paintings, sculpture, works on paper, and even watercolors by Marion Koogler McNay herself.
Also on view are Native American blankets collected during McNay’s frequent travels to New Mexico, turquoise jewelry, retablos (devotional paintings) and santos (saints) reflecting her adoption of Catholicism later in life, historic photographs and furniture from the original home, and contemporary responses to the bequest by San Antonio artists Joshua Perez and Drew Morros.