Art represents the triumph over chaos, just as pulled-pork donuts represent the triumph over dignity. Expand your tastes with today's Groupon: for $4, you get general admission to McNay Art Museum (up to an $8 value). Children 12 and younger are admitted free.
Founded in 1954 and featured in the Wall Street Journal, the McNay Art Museum rests on the 23-acre estate of the late art collector Marion Koogler McNay and boasts a collection of nearly 20,000 works of early and modern art, as well as the New Image Sculpture exhibit (running until May 8) and Sandy Skoglun's installation The Cocktail Party (running until May 8).
New Image Sculpture reinvents ordinary objects into three-dimensional representations of extraordinary visual metaphors. Admire hand-painted snack-food bags; wince as a pair of motorized figures prod at each other's eyes; or peer into artfully cluttered rooms. Artist Sandy Skoglund’s 1992 life-size sculpture The Cocktail Party, which is accompanied by a color photograph of the same title, invokes the decadence of a suburban American cocktail party with a garish and surreal twist: florescent orange Cheez Doodles coat the surface of faceless mannequins in cocktail attire, some of which perform mechanized, repetitive movements. After sating ravished artistic appetites, patrons can explore the museum grounds’ impressive courtyards, bridges, and lush landscape beautifully groomed by the McNay’s garden gnomes-in-residence.
6000 N New Braunfels Ave.
San Antonio, Texas 78209Get Directions