Tuesday, July 1, 2008

A Cultural Celebration at the McNay

Another place that made it into our 5th anniversary road trip itinerary was "the McNay"(art museum in San Antonio) for 2 similar reasons:
1) for the photo opportunity
2) for admission being free because of the opening of the Stieren Center for Exhibitions (great timing!)

I was impressed with the collection. Although the Smithsonian had more of the masters, the McNay seemed to have the better ones. In fact, I had to really take a picture of Monet's Waterlilies and forgot to turn off the flash! They had a couple of O'Keefe, a collection of small Rodin scultures, Matisse, Mondrian, contemporary art collection in the new Stieren building, etc.

The best part I enjoyed the most was Ballet Russia theme in the Tobin Theater Arts Gallery. Rimsky-Korsakov's The Tale of Tsar Saltan was being told by a spellbinding lady storyteller that both children and adults alike were riveted. In the background were colorful and beautiful murals of the characters of the opera. And right on queue, a violinist and a cellist played the Flight of the Bumblebee!

Worth more than the $0 admission fee! :)


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