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McNay Pop Up: It's Here, Then Gone This Weekend

The McNay Art Museum is turning 60 years old, and is celebrating in a way contrasting its age--by doing something edgy. I spoke to the McNay’s Rene Paul Barilleaux.

"We decided to create a kind of Pop-Up Installation that would be new art by San Antonio artists. I selected six artists who represent different ways of working, different kinds of subjects, different kinds of materials.”

Those six artists represent very different styles. But if you want to see them, you really ought to hurry.

“It’ll be open to the public this weekend during normal business hours. And then it’s done!”

Poof! It disappears. That’s why they call it a Pop-Up. But Barilleaux says there’s something else happening on Sunday.

"Sunday afternoon we have a reception for the artists. So anyone who’s in the museum at 2pm on Sunday can come to the reception.”

The McNay’s Daniela Oliver-Portillo joined us, and talked about the Artist reception.

“It’s a very rich experience to be in a casual setting and be able to dialog with an artist about their work. This way you can just tap the artist on the shoulder and say ‘hey, tell me about your work, why did you decide to do this?’”

We’ve more here.