Highlights

Upon opening to the public in 1954, the McNay’s collection began with a strong emphasis on Modern European and American art that reflected Marion Koogler McNay’s interest in French painting and Post-Impressionism. Since the museum’s founding, the collection has increased in both size and range to over 20,000 objects to date. Areas of strength include American art since World War II, Modern European and American prints and drawings, and the Tobin Collection of Theatre Arts, which comprises over 9,000 theatre arts objects focusing on scene and costume designs. Scroll over each highlight to read more about the collection, and click to see the featured objects in each section.