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McNay Announces Events for September and October

The McNay Art Museum in San Antonio has announced their calendar of events for September through October. Events include exhibits, lectures, learning programs and music.

September

Thursday, September 17
6:30 p.m., Stieren Center Sculpture Gallery
Focus: David Smith, Stainless Network I

In this interactive discussion, Kate Carey, Museum Educator, Teacher Services, looks at the McNay’s sculpture by David Smith. Space is limited. Reserve space at education@mcnayart.org.

Thursday, September 24
6:30 p.m., Chiego Lecture Hall
Get Reel Film: Our Town

Against all odds, the first theatrical production in over 20 years at Dominguez High School is going to be Thorton Wilder’s American classic Our Town. The kids at this Compton school are about to experience more than a culture clash, as they embark on a rich journey and discover the educational and social value of theatre. Our Town tells the story of human spirit and its strength against the stereotypes holding them down. While Thorton Wilder wrote about little Grover’s Corners, this documentary exemplifies how Our Town is every town. 2002, English, 77 min., color.

Saturday, September 26
10:00 a.m.-noon, Valero Learning Centers
Educator Workshop: Teaching Art for the Young Child

To help pre-K to grade 3 educators understand how children perceive and create art, arts education consultant Holle Humphries, PhD, explores ways to cultivate imaginative thinking and creative expression using the McNay as a resource. Participants receive two hours of continuing professional education credit. Fee, includes museum admission: McNay members, $10; nonmembers, $15. Space is limited. To register, call 210.805.1768 or email education@mcnayart.org.

Sunday, September 27
2:00-4:00 p.m., Valero Learning Centers
Family Workshop: Art and the Young Child

Designed for parents or primary caregivers and their young children (pre-K to grade 3), this interactive workshop includes activities for both adults and children. Arts education consultant Holle Humphries, PhD, addresses the aesthetic and creative development of young children, develops thematic approaches for using the McNay’s collection, and identifies post-museum visit enrichment strategies. Fee, includes museum admission: McNay members, $10/family; nonmembers, $15/family. Space is limited. To register, call 210.805.1768 or email education@ mcnayart.org.

October

Thursday, October 1
6:30 p.m., Chiego Lecture Hall
Exhibition Lecture: South in the City: The Legacy of the Harlem Renaissance

Jody Blake, Curator, Tobin Collection of Theatre Arts

Sunday, October 4
Noon-5:00 p.m., Lawson and Frost Galleries
Free Community Day: The Harmon and Harriet Kelley Collection of African American Art: Works on Paper

2:00 p.m., Chiego Lecture HallIn Conversation: Collecting African American Art
Harmon and Harriet Kelley, with Gary W. Houston, Senior Lecturer, College of Liberal and Fine Arts, University of Texas at San Antonio

3:00 p.m., Valero Learning Centers
Family Stories
Mark Babino, storyteller

4:00 p.m., Chiego Lecture Hall
Performance: Black Music
St. Philips’ College Choir, directed by Joy Hague

Thursday, October 8
6:30 p.m., Butt Paperworks Gallery
Gallery Talk: On Stage in Amsterdam: Prints from the Schouwburg Theatre

Jody Blake, Curator, Tobin Collection of Theatre Arts

Thursday, October 15
5:00-8:30 p.m., Chiego Lecture Hall
Evening for Educators: All in the Family: African American Art & Dutch Paintings

Two families, two art collections, two different stories… Learn about African American works on paper in Harriet and Harmon Kelley’s works on paper and paintings acquired by Dutch art dealer Jacques Goudstikker. Teachers choose two curriculum sessions from art, language arts, and social studies, and earn three hours of continuing professional education credit. Space is limited and registration is required. Fee: McNay members, $5; nonmembers, $8. To register, email education@mcnayart.org or call 210.805.1768 by October 13.

Thursday, October 22
6:30 p.m., Lawson Print Gallery
Gallery Talk: The Harmon and Harriet Kelley Collection of African American Art: Works on Paper

Lyle Williams, Curator of Prints and Drawings

Sunday, October 25
2:00 p.m., Chiego Lecture Hall
Family Performance: Brundibar

UTSA Lyric Theatre, directed by William McCrary. Free with museum admission. In this tale of justice and hope, a choir of children joins a fatherless brother and sister in defying the cruel Brundibar to buy milk for their sick mother. In 1942, Czech children of Theresienstadt concentration camp originally performed Brundibar, an opera composed by Hans Krasa with libretto by Adolf Hoffmeister. UTSA Lyric Theatre, directed by William McCrary, presents the opera. This program is made possible by generous support from the Jack H. & William M. Light Charitable Trust. Free with museum admission.

Thursday, October 29
6:30 p.m., Chiego Lecture Hall
Get Reel Film: TBA

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