We began the day with a brief introduction to the McNay Art Museum by Rene Barilleaux, Chief Curator, and Kate Carey, Director of Education. With a broad based overview of the programs and techniques the Museum uses to develop their unique collection, the context was set for the students to begin understanding the their role in the creation of a temporary structure on the McNay campus.

Andrew Kudless, the Dean’s Distinguished Visiting Critic, and Kevin McClellan, thereafter transitioned to focusing on a broad array of topics and ideas to be covered with the presentation of form-finding techniques that will make-up the next few weeks of work.