McNay Art Museum receives $5 million gift from the estate of Nancy Blackburn Hamon

SAN ANTONIO, TX.- The McNay Art Museum has received a bequest of $5 million from the estate of Nancy Blackburn Hamon, which will help to endow the operation of the museum’s Jane and Arthur Stieren Center for Exhibitions. The 45,000 square foot Center doubled the size of the museum. For the first time the McNay has the space to present larger and more varied exhibitions that might otherwise not be seen in San Antonio, while, at the same time, present all aspects of its renowned permanent collection. Pledged by Mrs. Hamon during the McNay’s recent capital campaign that raised over $51 million, the endowment will be named The Nancy B. and Jake L. Hamon Sustaining Endowment for the Center for Exhibitions. McNay Director, Dr. William J. Chiego, stated “This major bequest from Nancy Hamon is yet another demonstration of her extraordinary generosity to the arts, and of her understanding of what is required to sustain a major cultura