"In the still water of the fountains one saw the splash of human faces, ignited by these gold and scarlet stars as they rose hissing into heaven like thirsty swans." from Justine by Lawrence Durrell.

Monday, August 18, 2014

AT THE McNAY

Shot through the window shade.
 
Yesterday we went to visit family in San Antonio. For the afternoon we all headed over to the McNay Art Museum. This was my first time there and I thought it was a wonderful place.

Hey, I like gorgeous stairs
 
Besides the current exhibitions, the permanent collection consists of paintings by Picasso, Gauguin, Monet, Pissarro, Van Gogh and a whole host of other famously splendid works.

Anthony Caro - Catalan Smile
 
You can photograph most of the works that are on exhibit. The only thing I couldn't photograph
was the Paul Strand Mexican gravure series. Which was mucho awesome.
 
Alexander Calder

Forgot to get the name of this artist but it's a stunning piece.


One of the beautiful stairwells.
 
I took a lot more pictures but you can go online and see what the interior, gardens, and landscaping look like. 
 
The admission prices vary according to what's in the current exhibition - tickets can be five to twenty dollars. There's a free afternoon and evening. Check it out. On a Sunday it's an hour and a half drive from Cedar Park so it's not a long drive.  
 
mcnayart.org
 
Thanks for stopping by.
 

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