The $6.25M renovation exterior the McNay Artwork Museum is now comprehensive

SAN ANTONIO – If you have not driven by the McNay Artwork Museum in a although, odds are you will not realize the assets from the street see.

The museum on Thursday declared that Section 1 of its Landscape Learn Approach is now total.

The $6.25 million renovation job included the elimination of the thick hedges together the edge of the home and the addition of see-by way of fencing, creating the museum visible from the street.

Crews also planted 144 new trees and 7,892 shrubs, ornamental grasses and perennials, a news release states.

Two acres at Austin Freeway and North New Braunfels ended up additional to the museum’s footprint – which grew from 23 to 25 acres — and they have been wholly renovated.

That area, now regarded as the Mays Family members Park, retains the sculpture, Ascent, by Alexander Liberman. The release states that the park was named soon after the Mays Household Foundation, which donated $2 million to the museum.

A stainless-metal sculpture by Philip Grausman named Victoria was relocated to the renovated entrance at Austin Highway.


The entrance on New Braunfels has also been reworked and renamed soon after Tom Frost.

4 other sculptures ended up included more than the past two decades. People are The Sole Sitter by Willie Cole, Standing Tulip by Tom Wesselmann, Hashtag-Orange by Alejandro Martín, and Deer by Tony Tasset.

“The McNay is happy to realize a vision initially introduced in 2004 by former McNay Board Chairman, Tom Frost, McNay Director Emeritus, William J. Chiego, and a ahead-looking crew of Trustees and team who noticed where by cultural establishments about the earth were headed,” Richard Aste, the director and CEO of the McNay, claimed in the release.

“We are now observing the beneficial affect of a additional inclusive, open campus on our group, and we’re just getting begun.”

The launch states that Section 2 of the Landscape Master Approach is in improvement.

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