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The McNay Art Museum in San Antonio, Texas.
The McNay Art Museum in San Antonio, Texas.

McNay Art Museum Receives $175,000 Grant for “Transamerica/n” Exhibition

The McNay Art Museum in San Antonio, Texas, has been awarded a $175,000 grant from the Henry Luce Foundation for its upcoming exhibition “Transamerica/n: Gender, Identity, Appearance Today,” which will open this summer. The grant is part of the foundation’s American Art Program, which supports exhibitions that are anticipated to make significant contributions to the understanding and experience of the United States.

“We are profoundly honored to have the support of the Henry Luce Foundation for this pioneering exhibition,” said Richard Aste, director of the McNay. “Because of such major support, the McNay can realize its vision of becoming a safe community center where every visitor can see themselves, be their authentic selves, and know they were truly meant to be here.”

“Transamerica/n: Gender, Identity, Appearance Today” aims to challenge traditional representations of gender by celebrating a spectrum of visual gender expression through various mediums. The exhibition will showcase the work of artists from the United States, Mexico, and Canada who use their practices to explore shifting definitions of gender identity and to test the limits of identity politics.

During the exhibition, the museum is offering an internship opportunity as part of the Association of Art Museum Directors’ new paid internship program for college students from underrepresented backgrounds. Applications for the twelve-week internship are due on March 1.