For Your Consideration: McNay Print Fair

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Never having been before, I didn’t know what to expect at the McNay Art Museum Print Fair. When the gentleman said to me, “I can’t choose between the Indiana or the Calder,” I was hooked. Yes, we’re speaking of Robert Indiana and Alexander Calder. As it turns out, this is an event San Antonio should be proud to be hosting. It isn’t merely the only event of its kind in Texas, it’s unique to the Southwest.

Fourteen dealers from around the country are in attendance, offering a variety of prints at a full range of prices, from the truly affordable to “that’s amazing, but I don’t want to know what it costs.” From the 19th century to right now, all genres of prints are available.

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Moving Image #2, by Andrés Ferrandis. You know I want this one! Photo by Page Graham.

Providing local representation is Ruiz-Healy Art, who bring a wide variety of contemporary Mexican and Latin American works to the show. Their featured artist is Andrés Ferrandis, originally from Valencia, Spain, and currently living in Miami.

If you’re looking to build your collection, this is a great chance to do it. Or if you would just like to check out an amazing variety of prints, the Print Fair is free with museum admission.

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Rene Barilleaux, Chief Curator and Curator of Art after 1945, chats up a couple of Print Fair patrons. Photo by Page Graham.

You still have a chance to visit this event. It will be open today, March 1, from 10 am – 5 pm, and tomorrow from Noon – 5 pm. Check it out!

To view the full photo album, click here.

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