mcnay's new entry brings the art museum out of hiding

Earlier this week, the McNay Art Museum celebrated their newly envisioned garden-like campus — where the grounds of the museum embrace both contemporary art and celebrate the rich history of the property.

“We want the McNay to be everybody’s backyard, so then there’s this sense of belonging, and I do believe that the landscape master plan does that,” said Don Frost, who led the fundraising campaign for the project. “It definitely enhances the McNay’s outdoor experience.”

The McNay was the former home of Marion Koogler McNay, an artist and collector. She and her husband built the Spanish-Mediterranean-style villa in 1927, and left the house and the grounds to the city of San Antonio to establish a museum. Her desire was realized in 1954, when the McNay opened as the first modern art museum in the state.

Read more about the newly re-designed entry and grounds in the San Antonio Express-News article, McNay says welcome with $6.25 million landscaping makeover that brings the San Antonio art museum out of hiding.