Art of the Stage Picasso to Hockney at the Museum of Fine Arts

‘Art of the Stage: Picasso to Hockney’

New Exhibit by Museum of Fine Arts

The Museum of Fine Arts will be the first to display a new exhibit entitled, ‘Art of the Stage: Picasso to Hockney’ starting Saturday, Jan. 25, and running through Sunday, May 10. This exhibition has been culled from the McNay Art Museum’s prestigious Tobin Collection of Theatre Arts since it closed December 29, 2019 at the McNay in San Antonio, Texas.

To truly bring the art of the stage to life in the ‘Art of the Stage: Picasso to Hockney’ exhibit, the MFA is collaborating with several local and national arts organizations to present live performances on a theater built inside the gallery, as well as performance spaces throughout the museum. The museum will be animated with performances of classical music, opera, dance, theater and poetry throughout the run of the exhibition, along with special lectures and film screenings.

The traveling exhibition features a stunning variety of over 100 scene, costume, stage and program designs created by noted artists from the nineteenth century to the present day. The works of artists presented in the exhibition, such as Henri Mattise, Natalia Goncharova, Pablo Picasso, David Hockney,Robert Indiana, and Lesley Dill, innovated the productions of some of the world’s most famous opera and ballet productions.  The exhibit will continue until May 10. For more information, visit

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The MFA was founded by art collector and philanthropist Margaret Acheson Stuart. As its first president, Mrs. Stuart contributed significantly to the construction of the building and provided endowment funds through her estate to support annual operations and to maintain the beauty of the grounds. She also provided monies to acquire art and donated works from her collection. The Margaret Acheson Stuart Society, the Museum’s independent support organization, is named in her honor.

To read about other exhibits held at the Museum of Fine Art check out Jewels of Imagination