Francesca Zambello, director of Opera Salome, discusses her collaboration with artist, Jim Dine, for the Houston Grand Opera's staging of Salome. Jim Dine's set and costume designs for the Opera Salome are currently on view in the Brown Gallery until December 24, 2016.
Lyle Williams, Curator of Prints and Drawings, discusses the McNay's newest acquisition, a print by Ben Shahn titled "This is Nazi Brutality," which was commissioned by the U.S. Office of War Information. This poster was used to raise public awareness of Nazi atrocities in Czech communities during World War II. Williams contrasts the work with a print by Ángel Bracho title "Victoria!," which also speaks about war and its effects.