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New McNay Exhibition Highlights Spaniard Influence in San Antonio with Fashion Showcase


  • Alejandrina Sanchez
A program of the Tobin Theatre Arts Fund, the interactive exhibition “Spain to San Antonio: Hispanic Culture on Stage” brings together drawings, prints and theatrical costumes related to operas, ballets and performances with ties to Spain. Exploring “San Antonio’s beginnings as an outpost of New Spain,” the exhibition conjures Romani culture, flamenco and storied characters such as “Mozart’s womanizing nobleman Don Giovanni and Georges Bizet’s fiery cigarette-maker Carmen.”

As part of a unique collaboration between the McNay and the fashion management program at University of the Incarnate Word, a dozen advanced undergrads were tasked with creating garments inspired by “Spain to San Antonio.” Offering a unique peek at the work of emerging young designers, “Fashion Fiesta” comes to light in the apt setting of the McNay’s Blackburn Patio and includes remarks from curator Jody Blake and UIW professor Theresa Alexander, plus a reception with participating designers.

Free, Thu May 10, 6:30-7:30pm, McNay Art Museum, 6000 N. New Braunfels Ave., (210) 824-5368,

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