Everything’s bigger in Texas, including the vision for an exhibition exploring the collision of art, environmental crisis, and the human experience. Donald Moffett + Nature Cult + The McNay weaves together paintings by Donald Moffett, artworks from the McNay Art Museum’s modern and contemporary collection, and material drawn from the artist’s personal collection to create an immersive and sensorial experience that is beautiful, unexpected, and disruptive by design.
Moffett defines Nature Cult as “a worldwide movement, powerful and fictitious, that aims to protect the biological riches of our world through art and science.”
Presented in the galleries as a progression through seasons of winter, fall, spring, and summer, visitors encounter the song of the now-extinct Kauaʻi ʻōʻō bird from Hawaiʻi alongside artworks and objects that serve as carriers of both personal and political meaning.
“The selection and placement of artwork alongside books, keepsakes, and objects throughout the installation is unlike anything the Museum has presented before,” said René Paul Barilleaux, McNay Head of Curatorial Affairs.
Donald Moffett + Nature Cult + The McNay is organized for the McNay Art Museum by René Paul Barilleaux, Head of Curatorial Affairs, with Donald Moffett. Lead funding is most generously provided by Ewing Halsell Foundation. Major funding is provided by Stephanie & Tim Ingrassia and the Flora Crichton Visiting Artist Fund. Additional funding is provided by Marianne Boesky Gallery, Anthony Meier Fine Arts, Lora Reynolds Gallery, and Chuck & Anne Parrish.
The exhibition is on view at the McNay Art Museum in San Antonio, Texas, through September 11, 2022. The McNay welcomes more than 200,000 visitors a year to its signature indoor and outdoor museum experience featuring the best of modern and contemporary art.
For more information, visit mcnayart.org.
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