McNay Art Museum presents "Street Scene: Cities on Stage"

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McNay Art Museum presents "Street Scene: Cities on Stage"
Joe Mielziner, Scene design with McLevy’s Window in A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, 1951. Watercolor, ink, and graphite on board. Gift of Robert L. B. Tobin, TL1999.202 Image courtesy of Joe Mielziner

From city streets to Texas Hill Country roads, San Antonio features a kaleidoscope of landscapes. "Street Scene: Cities on Stage" explores the artful qualities of built environments via stage designs from the Tobin Collection of Theatre Arts and artworks from the McNay’s Permanent Collection.

"Street Scene: Cities on Stage" shows how theatre designers create realistic stage settings that challenge and stretch our understanding of urban environments forged from steel, glass, bricks, and mortar. The artworks on view also offer interpretations of small-town life. Some designs are imaginative, colorful, exciting, and surreal, while others depict more realistic visions of sleepy farm towns.

"Street Scene: Cities on Stage" explores the range of street scenes around the world that artists have imagined for performances. Visitors can experience stage versions of quaint villages in Russia, the British seaside, and concrete canyons of New York City.

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McNay Art Museum
6000 N. New Braunfels Ave.
San Antonio, TX 78209

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