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McNay Art Museum Announces July and August Events

The McNay Art Museum in San Antonio, Texas, has announced events for July and August 2010. Events include lectures, tours, continuing education, concerts, films and other activities.

JULY

Thursday, July 8, 6:30 pm
Backstage at the McNay: The Creative She II
Continuing Education Credit

Vocalist Anna Gangai, fiction writer Diana Lopez along with actor and stand-up comedian Gloria Sanchez, respond creatively to artists and works in the exhibition Neither Model nor Muse.

Thursday, July 15, 6:30 pm, Tobin Exhibition Galleries
Focus: Gabrielle Dumontet’s Medusa
Kate Carey, Director of Education & Teacher Services

Sunday, July 18, 3:00–5:00 pm, Leeper Auditorium
Concert: Cactus Pear Young Artist Fellows in Concert
Young Artist Fellows perform a program of classical chamber music. Free admission for friends of Cactus Pear Music Festival. Otherwise free with museum admission.

Thursday, July 22, 6:30 pm, Lawson Print Gallery
Exhibition Talk: Learning to Say Good-bye
Janet Lennie Flohr, Artist/Printmaker

Sunday, July 25, 12:30–3:00 pm, Leeper Auditorium
Latin Jazz Concert: Hot Sauce Jazz with Alfredo Flores
Savor Latin fusion served up with lots of energy on marimba, guitar, and percussion.

Escape the summer heat in a three-part music series in Leeper Auditorium. Hear San Antonio’s finest Latin Jazz bands, while enjoying a Mexican buffet from Tomatillos Café y Cantina.

Buffet: mini fajita taco bar, quesadilla bar, and tortilla chip station.

Summer Latin Jazz concerts are free and open to the public with museum admission.

For the Mexican buffet:

McNay members, $10/$5 adult/child; nonmembers, $12/$6 adult/child, payable at the door. Beer and margaritas are available at a cash bar. Please make buffet reservations at 210.805.1770 or info@mcnayart.org.

Sunday, July 25, 2:00 pm, Valero Learning Centers
Family Activity: Stack-It Up
Louise Nevelson filled cubbies with found objects to make sculpture. Learn about her work and make a sculpture by stacking objects on top of each other.

McNay members, reserve space by calling 210.805.1768 by noon on Friday before the activity. Nonmembers, pick up remaining free passes the day of the activity. All Family Programs are free with museum admission.

Thursday, July 29, 6:30, Chiego Lecture Hall
Get Reel Film: Video shorts by Matt McCormick
Portland-based Matt McCormick is an award-winning filmmaker and noted video installation artist. His work extends documentary and experimental filmmaking, focusing on the sublime decay of contemporary culture and landscape both urban and rural.

FREE for members, nonmembers: $5

Thursday, July 29, 6:30 pm, Leeper Auditorium
Zumba® at the McNay
Spectrum and the McNay Art Museum team up for a new work-out and art enjoyment series. Spend an afternoon with breathtaking art while getting a great workout to the beat of Zumba®, this innovative work-out fuses hypnotic Latin rhythms and easy to follow moves to create a dynamic workout that will blow you away!

FREE for McNay and Spectrum members, non-members pay $5 at the door.

AUGUST

Saturday, August 7, 9:00 am–4:00 pm, Chiego Lecture Hall
Tres Museos: Museum Day for Educators
Continuing Education Credit
Learn about exhibitions and programs at the San Antonio Museum of Art, the McNay, and the Witte Museum, and earn six hours of continuing professional education credit. For the first time, partner arts organizations provide a broader range of curriculum sessions during the day. Writers from Gemini Ink, educators from San Antonio Botanical Garden, and dancers from Palo Alto Community College offer sessions at the museums.

Thursday, August 12, 6:30, Patio Gallery
Artists Looking at Art: Randall Reid
Randall Reid creates assemblages that reflect the process of aging, growth, and decay. The surfaces show the passage of time through raw and well-worn materials.

Thursday, August 19, 6:30 pm, Tobin Exhibition Galleries
3Views: Minding the Muse
Continuing Education Credit
Artists Marilyn Lanfear, Margo Sawyer, and Kathy Vargas in Neither Model nor Muse share perspectives on media, mothers, mentors, and more.

Sunday, August 22, 12:30–3:00 pm, Leeper Auditorium
Latin Jazz Concert: Richard Oppenheim’s A&R Band
Travel in the international flair of tango from Argentina; swing and pop from France and Italy; Mexican boleros; plus sambas, bossa novas, and choros from Brazil, with keyboard, guitar, saxophone, and vocalist.

Escape the summer heat in a three-part music series in Leeper Auditorium. Hear San Antonio’s finest Latin Jazz bands, while enjoying a Mexican buffet from Tomatillos Café y Cantina. Buffet: mini fajita taco bar, quesadilla bar, and tortilla chip station.

Summer Latin Jazz concerts are free and open to the public with museum admission.

For the Mexican buffet:

McNay members, $10/$5 adult/child; nonmembers, $12/$6 adult/child, payable at the door. Beer and margaritas are available at a cash bar. Please make buffet reservations at 210.805.1770 or info@mcnayart.org.

Thursday, August 26, 6:30 pm, Chiego Lecture Hall
Get Reel Film: An American Journey
Travel to small towns and rural communities that photographer Robert Frank immortalized, exploring the world as he saw it and as it survives today. France. 2009. English and French with English subtitles, 60 min., color, unrated.

FREE for members, nonmembers: $5

Thursday, August 26, 6:30 pm, Leeper Auditorium
Zumba® at the McNay
Spectrum and the McNay Art Museum team up for a new work-out and art enjoyment series. Spend an afternoon with breathtaking art while getting a great workout to the beat of Zumba®, this innovative work-out fuses hypnotic Latin rhythms and easy to follow moves to create a dynamic workout that will blow you away!

FREE for McNay and Spectrum members, non-members pay $5 at the door.

Sunday, August 29, 2:00 pm, Valero Learning Centers
Family Activity: Calaveras in Print
Learn how Janet Lennie Flohr used calaveras—or skulls—in her art. Then make a calavera print.

McNay members, reserve space by calling 210.805.1768 by noon on Friday before the activity. Nonmembers, pick up remaining free passes the day of the activity. All Family Programs are free with museum admission.

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