Welcome to the McNay’s Online Collection Database

Since Marion Koogler McNay’s bequest in 1950, the museum’s collection has expanded to include nearly 20,000 works. Our online collection database currently features selections from our holdings, with an emphasis on our collection’s strengths. More object records are regularly being added to the searchable database. Eventually we hope you will be able to search the entire collection online.

View highlights of our collection or search the database by artist or object. Please note that not all objects in the database are on view in the museum’s galleries.

Images of objects in the collection database are shared with the public for educational purposes only. Many works of art are subject to copyright. For additional information, including downloadable images and permission to publish, please contact reproductions@mcnayart.org.

Simple Search

The Simple Search allows you to look for any words describing an object or person. Enter the works you wish to search for. For more specific results:

  • Search a phrase: “oil on canvas”
  • Search on part of a word by using an asterisk after the word: “paint*”
  • Include a word by using the plus sign and the word: “+historical”
  • Exclude a word by using the minus sign and the word: “-international”

Search for:

  • Objects
  • People

Options

Only get results with images