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 in 1984 by artists Sylvia Orozco, Sam Coronado, and Pio Pulido in the Arts Warehouse, in downtown Austin, to share the art and culture of Mexico with Texas.

Starting with the Day of the Dead festival in the fall of 1984, the museum began offering outstanding cultural programs and obtained its non-profit status during the 1984 season. Since then, it has continued to present art by the finest established and emerging artists from the United States, Mexico and Latin America.

To expand its programs and exhibitions, Mexic-Arte Museum moved into its current home at 419 Congress Avenue in 1988. This ideal location placed the museum in the heart of Austin’s vibrant downtown – Central Texas’ epicenter of commerce, culture, arts and tourism. As one of the precious few Mexican art museums in the United States, Mexic-Arte Museum strives to improve the quality of life in Texas through innovative exhibitions and educational programming. A total of 75,000 visitors, ranging from enthusiastic children to art connoisseurs, tour the museum each year.

Mexic-Arte Museum’s impressive history has prepared it to become one of the foremost arts institutions in the region. The next few years will see the museum dramatically expand its facility, its scope and its resources.

FY 2022 – 2023 Board of Directors

Paul Saldaña 
Erwin Cuellar
Tara Coronado Cunningham
Member at Large, Place 1
Bettina Mathis
Member At Large, Place 3

Elizabeth Caples Rogers
Vice President, Development & Public Affairs
Nick Barreiro
Sylvia Orozco
Executive Director
David Quintanilla
Member At Large, Place 4

Mexic-Arte Museum Board Members

Omar Flores
Martha P Cotera
Laurel Prats
Mary Ann Thompson Frenk
Joshua Raymond Frenk
Tamra K. Jones
Mark Zuniga 
Travis A. Mathis
Rosa Santis

Mexic-Arte Museum Honorary Members

Pablo Marentes González
Consulate General Of Mexico
Lulu Flores
Past President Mexic-Arte Museum
Board of Directors
Sam Coronado
Co-founder Mexic-arte Museum
James Nias
Legal Counsel, Attorney At Law

Mexic-Arte Museum Staff

Sylvia Orozco
Executive Director
Isabel Alexander Servantez III
Curator of Exhibitions and Director of Programs
José Martinez
Education Associate
Sara Palma
Visual Communicator
Laura Carrisosa
Visitor Services + Store Associate
Oscar Guerra
Elsa Perez
Visitor Services & Store Associate
Monica Bushong
Visitor Services & Store Associate
Tay Hall
Visitor Services & Store Associate
Kelly Singh
Visitor Services & Store Associate
Amy Anderson
Registrar Associate
Luisa Perez
Education Curator
Maia Castillo
Digital Media Associate
Adrienne Brown
Jasmine Chock
Education Associate
Joanne Ortega
Marketing and Special Events Associate
Diana Garcia
Administrative Associate
Andrea Gandaria
Visitor Services & Store Associate
Lucia McMahon
Visitor Services & Store Associate