The McNay Art Museum, located in San Antonio and named after its founder Marion Koogler McNay, stands as the first modern art museum in Texas. Since its establishment in 1954, the museum, originally housed in McNay's Spanish Colonial Revival-style mansion, has continuously expanded and now showcases over 22,000 pieces of art. The collection includes:
- Medieval and Renaissance art
- 19th- through 21st-century European and American paintings, sculptures, and photographs
- One of the finest collections of prints and drawings in the Southwest
- The exceptional Tobin Collection of Theatre Arts
- The Jeanne and Irving Mathews Collection of Art Glass
The museum additionally provides a unique art experience filled with surprises, inspiration, and beauty through its variety of exhibitions. In 2008, the museum grew further with the opening of the Jane and Arthur Stieren Center for Exhibitions, a new addition designed by French architect Jean-Paul Viguier. This space houses gallery exhibitions, a garden, a lecture hall, and classrooms for a comprehensive educational program. The McNay operates from Wednesday to Sunday, with varying hours, and is closed on major holidays. The standard admission price for adults is $20.