Selections from the Contemporary Art Collection and Changarrito Collection
Thank you to all the wonderful donors and patrons who donated at Emerging Artists: Bash for Cash! We exceeded our goal and raised over $3,000.00 to support our collections program! To view photos from the event and tag the people you recognize, visit our album on Facebook!
The Opening Reception for Selections from the Contemporary Art Collection and Changarrito Collection: 2012-2014 was a huge success! We extend our sincere thanks to all the artists, sponsors, donors, members and individuals who made this exhibition possible. Visit our Facebook page to check out photos from the Opening Reception!
Thanks to everyone to joined our Family Day Zine Making Workshop with Artist Claudia Aparicio-Gamundi! We all had a great time brainstorming our 8 page zine concepts, learning the zine fold technique, illustrating our ideas and photocopying them for that zine aesthetic! Check out photos from Family Day on our facebook page.
Selections from the Contemporary Art Collection & Changarrito Collection: 2012-2014
January 23, 2015- March 1, 2015
Mexic-Arte Museum is pleased to present two exhibitions featuring works of art from its Permanent Art Collection. The first exhibit, Selections from the Contemporary Art Collection, features an array of contemporary art showcasing works by Mexican, Latino and Latin American artists such as David “Shek” Vega, Adriana Corral, Miguel Aragon, and Gil Rocha and highlights a variety of mediums from installations to two dimensional works from the Museum’s Contemporary Art Collection.The works of art on exhibit explore a range of topics from social commentary on global politics to contemporary issues pertaining to identity politics.This exhibition will mark the first time that the Museum will hold a permanent collection exhibit focused on its Contemporary Art Collection.
In the Annex gallery, Selections from the Changarrito Collection: 2012 – 2014 highlights works of art acquired during the Changarrito Residencies. “Changarrito” is an art vending cart, conceptualized by artist Maximo Gonzalez as an alternative to the official gallery selections presented by the Mexican cultural authorities. The exhibition will display works of art ranging from tapes, toys, miniature sculpture, paintings, sketches, zines (small circulation self-published work of original or appropriated texts and images) and other portable works of art from over 20 artists.