Mission Statement

The Mexic‐Arte Museum is dedicated to enriching the community through education programs, exhibitions, and the collection, preservation, and interpretation of  Mexican, Latino, and Latin American art and culture for visitors of all ages.

Hero image by Megan Baker for Museum’s Annual Day of the Dead Exhibition Opening 2019

Our History

Mexic-Arte Museum was founded and established as a non-profit in 1984 by artists Sylvia Orozco, Sam Coronado, and Pio Pulido in the Arts Warehouse in downtown Austin. They sought to create a space for Mexican art and culture, something virtually unheard of at the time. Today, Mexic-Arte serves more than 75,000 visitors annually, with over 50% of those being people of color, and is one of the foremost Latinx art museums in the country. Through fostering diversity and embracing cross-cultural understanding, Mexic-Arte has created a space by and for Mexican Americans in central Texas.

Mexic-Arte has prided itself on presenting state of the art programming since its inception. Its Day of the Dead parade began in 1984 and is the largest and longest-running Dia de los Muertos celebration in Texas. In the last 40 years, programming has expanded to include a monthly Changarrito residency, the Taste of Mexico festival, the one-of-a-kind Emerging Latinx Artists Exhibition, and the Catrina Dinner.

In addition, the Museum’s community-centered programming provides visitors with a unique cultural learning experience.

The Museum’s permanent collection includes over 5,000 important historical and contemporary works. The Museum’s primary holdings consist of The Serie Print Project Archive, the Ernesto F. de Soto Collection, the Juan Sandoval Jr. Collection, the Taller Grafica Popular Print Collection, Popular Mexican Dance Masks, and rare books within the Mexic-Arte Museum Library.

Education is central to the Museum’s mission through exhibitions and special programs. For example, Mexic-Arte has provided more than 200,000 underserved Austin youth with an art education through the Screen It! and AmArte programs.

Mexic-Arte Museum strives to improve the quality of life in Texas through innovative exhibitions and educational programming.

FY 2022- 2023 Board of Directors

Paul Saldaña 



Elizabeth Caples Rogers

Vice President, Development & Public Affairs


Sylvia Orozco

Executive Director

Erwin Cuellar


Nick Barreiro


David Quintanilla

Member At Large, Place 4

Museum Board Members

Martha P Cotera

Peter Baez

Omar Flores

Laurel Prats


Rosa Santis

Mark Zuniga

Patrons of the Arts

Mary Ann Thompson Frenk

Joshua Raymond Frenk

Bettina Mathis

Travis A. Mathis

Honorary Board Members

Sam Coronado

Co-founder of Mexic-Arte Museum

Lulu Flores

Past President Mexic-Arte Museum Board of Directors

Pablo Marentes González

Consulate General Of Mexico

James Nias

Legal Counsel, Attorney At Law

Mexic-Arte Staff

Amy Anderson 

Registrar Associate

Adrienne Brown


Maia Castillo

Digital Media Associate

Jasmine Chock

Education Associate

Diana Garcia

Administrative Associate

Oscar Guerra


José Martinez

Education Associate

Joanne Ortega

Marketing and Special Events Associate


Sara Palma

Graphic Designer

Luisa Fernanda Perez

Education Curator

Isabel Alexander Servantez III

Curator of Exhibitions and Director of Programs

Store Associates


Laura Carrisosa

Andrea Gandaria

Tay Hall

Lucia McMahon


Elsa Perez

Kelly Singh