Thursday, March 12, 2015

Report from the McNay Art Museum Fair.

This past weekend was the McNay Museum Art Fair. Getting to San Antonio in the first week of March, 2015, was a challenge for pretty much everyone, but it was wonderful once we were there.  Mostly it was in the 50s with a soft rain on Sunday – perfect weather for the McNay Art Museum’s fair.

     Our New York/Art Students League wall featured work by Peggy Bacon, Will Barnet, and Isabel Bishop. There was also interest in William Baziotes, Howard Daum, Claire Mahl Moore, Anne Ryan, and Louis Schanker.

     Paintings in the museum’s mid-twentieth century American room change often, but it’s great to see their Ben Shahn Sing Sorrow, 1946, year after year. Among the special exhibitions was Rodin to Warhol: 60th Anniversary Gifts, with works by Dorothy Dehner, Angelo Pinto, and Anne Ryan. The Ryan was a collage, so we’re showing ours here.

Anne Ryan, Collage, 1951