About

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 2020 – 2021 Board of Directors

Michael Torres
President
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Elizabeth Caples Rogers
Vice President, Development
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Teresa C. Miller
Vice President, Membership
George Elliman
Treasurer
Nick Barreiro
Secretary
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Kim Wilson Vincent
Member At Large, Place 1
Mike Taylor
Member At Large, Place 2
Bettina Mathis
Member At Large, Place 3
David Quintanilla
Member At Large, Place 4
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Sylvia Orozco
Executive Director

Mexic-Arte Museum Board Members

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Neil Diaz
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Andrea Chavez
Tara Coronado Cunningham
Omar Flores
Mary Ann Thompson Frenk
Joshua Raymond Frenk
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Tamra K. Jones
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Emmanuel Loo
Travis A. Mathis
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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

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Sylvia Orozco
Executive Director
Position Open
Curator Of Exhibitions and Director Of Programs
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Sara Palma
Visual Communicator
Nikki Diaz
Education Associate
José Martinez
Education Associate
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Danielle Renae Houtkooper
Development Associate
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Mario Villanueva
Marketing and Events Associate
Danny Hyche
Artist Educator
Jasmine Garduno
Artist Educator
Selene Bataille
Artist Educator
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Laura Carrisosa
Visitor Services + Store Associate
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Elsa Perez
Visitor Services + Store Associate
Nicole Pollentier
Visitor Services + Store Associate
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Savannah Diaz
Registrar/ Preparator Associate
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Amber Amezquita
Registrar Associate
Diana Garcia
Visitor Services + Store Associate
Angela Ortega
Artist Educator