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McNay Art Museum Announces Event for March 2013

The McNay Art Museum in San Antonio, Texas, has announced their calendar of events for March 2013. Events include continuing exhibitions like Real/Surreal: Selections from the Whitney Museum of American Art, The Human Face and Form, Fiesta, Fête, Festival: Selections from the Tobin Collection, Printed in San Antonio, Majority Rules: A Decade of Contemporary Art Acquisitions and Leonard Brooks of San Miguel de Allende. Other events and programs include the 2013 McNay Print Fair, Silver Screen Classics, Spring Break Free Family Days, Backstage at the McNay, lectures and art talks, and Free Teen Night.

As events are always subject to change, museum patrons should call the museum or visit online at www.mcnayart.org for up to date information.

Events and Programs

Events and program listings below were provided by the McNay Art Museum.

2013 McNay Print Fair
Saturday, March 2, 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Sunday, March 3, noon–5:00 p.m., Leeper Auditorium

As the only event dedicated to the exhibition and sale of works of art on paper in Texas or the Southwest, the McNay’s Print Fair celebrates its 17th anniversary the first weekend in March. The museum hosts dealers from around the U.S. who bring prints, drawings, watercolors, and photographs to show and sell.

Whether you are a beginning or experienced collector, you’ll see thousands of works of art on paper, visit with highly respected dealers, and perhaps go home with a newfound treasure. There’s something for every budget and taste, from old master prints to cutting-edge contemporary graphics.

Free with museum admission.

Silver Screen Classic: Citizen Kane
Sunday, March 3, 2:00 p.m., Chiego Lecture Hall

Celebrate realism and Surrealism with the McNay’s Silver Screen Classic Film Series. Rosebud; a young Veronica Lake; a Dalí dream sequence; a lovelorn butcher; and paralyzing acrophobia fill the screen.

  • 1:00 p.m. Tour of Real/Surreal: Selection from the Whitney Museum of American Art
  • 1:30 p.m. Classic concessions
  • 2:00 p.m. Feature film: Citizen Kane

A man who got everything he wanted, and then lost it, Charles Foster Kane (Orson Welles) confounded reporters with his last word—Rosebud. Often acknowledged as the greatest film of all time, Citizen Kane won an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay by Herman Mankiewicz and Welles. U.S. 1941. English, 119 minutes, B/W. PG.

Free with museum admission. Some films may not be appropriate for all audiences.

Silver Screen Classic: Sullivan’s Travels
Sunday, March 10, 2:00 pm, Chiego Lecture Hall
Celebrate realism and Surrealism with the McNay’s Silver Screen Classic Film Series. Rosebud; a young Veronica Lake; a Dalí dream sequence; a lovelorn butcher; and paralyzing acrophobia fill the screen.

  • 1:00 p.m. Tour of Real/Surreal: Selection from the Whitney Museum of American Art
  • 1:30 p.m .Classic concessions
  • 2:00 p.m. Feature film: Sullivan’s Travels

Known for his shallow but lucrative Hollywood comedies, John Sullivan (Joel McCrea) explores socially conscious issues raised by Sinclair Beckstin’s novel O Brother, Where Art Thou? Sullivan travels undercover as a hobo, playing the part so well he cannot convince authorities of his true identity. U.S. 1941. English, 90 minutes, B/W. Not rated.

Free with museum admission. Some films may not be appropriate for all audiences.

Spring Break Free Family Days: Viva Fiesta!
Tuesday & Wednesday, March 12 & 13, 2:00–4:00 p.m.
Thursday, March 14, 2:00–6:00 p.m., throughout museum

Celebrate Fiesta, Fête, Festival: Selections from the Tobin Collection. Make a mysterious Venetian Carnivale mask, design an over-the-top float for the coronation of Louis XIV, and learn some Russian fairground dance moves.

Backstage at the McNay: Cornyation: The Early Years of Fiesta Irreverence, 1951–1964

Thursday, March 14, 6:30 p.m., Chiego Lecture Hall Amy Stone, Assistant Professor of Sociology, Trinity University, shares fascinating photographs and other discoveries about Cornyation, first staged in 1951. Reminisce the early years of Cornyation and see how parodying Fiesta royalty—including gowns with elaborate trains—continues today.

Silver Screen Classic: Spellbound
Sunday, March17, 2:00 p.m., Chiego Lecture Hall
Celebrate realism and Surrealism with the McNay’s Silver Screen Classic Film Series. Rosebud; a young Veronica Lake; a Dalí dream sequence; a lovelorn butcher; and paralyzing acrophobia fill the screen.

  • 1:00 p.m. Tour of Real/Surreal: Selection from the Whitney Museum of American Art
  • 1:30 p.m. Classic concessions
  • 2:00 p.m. Feature film: Spellbound

A psychological thriller starring Ingrid Bergman and Gregory Peck, Spellbound explores the mystifying realm of psychoanalysis and the subconscious. Director Alfred Hitchcock and producer David O. Selznick sparred over scenes of mental delusion conceived by artist Salvador Dalí. U.S. 1945. English, 111 minutes, B/W. Not rated.

Free with museum admission. Some films may not be appropriate for all audiences.

Louis A. and Frances B. Wagner Lecture Series
Distinguished Lecture: Isabelle Dervaux presents
Surrealism and the American Imagination
Thursday, March 21, 6:30 p.m., Chiego Lecture Hall

American Surrealism differed from the movement that originated in France in the 1920s as artists reinterpreted Dalí’s dreamlike imagery in the context of the Great Depression and under the influence of the American realist tradition. Dervaux is the Acquavella Curator of Modern and Contemporary Drawings at the Morgan Library & Museum, New York. In 2005, she organized Surrealism USA, a major survey on Surrealism in the United States.

Tickets are available for McNay members $10, nonmembers $20, educators and students with an I.D. $5. Reserve space by calling 210.805.1768 or e-mailing education@mcnayart.org. Registration deadline: March 21, noon.

Silver Screen Classic: Marty
Sunday, March 24, 2:00 p.m., Chiego Lecture Hall
Celebrate realism and Surrealism with the McNay’s Silver Screen Classic Film Series. Rosebud; a young Veronica Lake; a Dalí dream sequence; a lovelorn butcher; and paralyzing acrophobia fill the screen.

  • 1:00 p.m. Tour of Real/Surreal: Selection from the Whitney Museum of American Art
  • 1:30 p.m. Classic concessions
  • 2:00 p.m. Feature film: Marty

A cheerful, yet socially awkward butcher Marty Piletti (Ernest Borgnine) lives at home with his mother in the Bronx. Marty discovers how much he has in common with Clara, a plain school teacher. Afraid of living alone, his mother belittles Clara and discourages the match. U.S. 1955. English, 90 minutes, B/W. Not rated.

Free with museum admission. Some films may not be appropriate for all audiences.

Exhibition Talk: Leonard Brooks of San Miguel de Allende
Thursday, March 28, 5:30 p.m., Butt Paperworks Gallery
Lyle Williams, Curator, Prints and Drawings, discusses the exhibition Leonard Brooks of San Miguel de Allende.

GET REEL Film: Brazil
Thursday, March 28, 6:30 p.m., Chiego Lecture Hall
In Terry Gilliam’s sci-fi thriller, Sam Lowry (Jonathan Pryce) is accused of terrorist bombings as a result of a computer error. U.K. 1985. English, 131 minutes, color. R.

The McNay Contemporary Collectors Forum (MCCF) presents GET REEL, a program featuring critically acclaimed independent and foreign films and videos. From February through April, GET REEL explores surrealism in films by Stanley Kubrick, Terry Gilliam, and David Lynch, to complement the exhibition Real/Surreal: Selection from the Whitney Museum of American Art. Admission is free. Some films may not be appropriate for all audiences.

Free Teen Night: Art After Dark
Friday, March 29, 7:00–10:00 p.m., Stieren Center for Exhibitions and museum grounds

BYO picnic supplies (package of paper plates, cups, or utensils) for free admission to the McNay after hours. Make collaborative sculpture with picnic products, Instagram bizarre subjects, and work with Austin-based collage artist Lance Letscher. For high school students, this evening includes music, snacks, and art.

Reserve space by calling 210.805.1768 or e-mailing education@mcnayart.org. Registration deadline: March 29, noon.

Silver Screen Classic: Vertigo
Sunday, March 31, 2:00 p.m., Chiego Lecture Hall

Celebrate realism and Surrealism with the McNay’s Silver Screen Classic Film Series. Rosebud; a young Veronica Lake; a Dalí dream sequence; a lovelorn butcher; and paralyzing acrophobia fill the screen.

  • 1:00 p.m. Tour of Real/Surreal: Selection from the Whitney Museum of American Art
  • 1:30 p.m. Classic concessions
  • 2:00 p.m. Feature film: Vertigo

Forced to retire due to his debilitating vertigo, private detective Scottie Ferguson (Jimmy Stewart) investigates the peculiar behavior of Madeleine Elster (Kim Novak). Widely acknowledged as Alfred Hitchcock’s masterpiece, Vertigo popularized a camera effect that distorted perspective known as “the Vertigo effect.” U.S. 1958. English, 128 minutes, color. PG.

Free with museum admission. Some films may not be appropriate for all audiences.

McNay Art Museum

The McNay Art Museum is located at 6000 North New Braunfels, San Antonio, Texas. The museum is open Tueaday, Wednesday and Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Thursday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for students with ID (13+), $5 for seniors (65+), $5 for active military, and free for children under 12 years of age.

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