Marion Koogler McNay Art Museum
Since its opening in 1954, the McNay has offered visitors the chance to view modern art as well as 19th and 20th century European and American art and is home to sculptures, paintings and other forms of art from many celebrated artists. The museum was established by a bequest of Marion Koogler McNay, who began collecting works of modern art in the 1920s. The list of artists includes Henri Matisse, Peter Cezanne, Vincent Van Gogh, Pablo Picasso, Georgia O'Keefe and more. The collections include contemporary, 19th and 20th century artists with some exhibits permanent while others are temporary. The museum underwent an extensive facelift and expansion and had its grand re-opening in August of 2008.
Backstory and Context