On Sept. 22, 2023, Mexic-Arte will open 40 Years of Día de los Muertos – Tradition, Celebration & Continuation. Even before we founded the Museum, Pio Pulido and I were guided by our love for and interest in Mexican traditions.
In the August edition of the Miembros Newsletter, we recount Vida y Experiencias en la Frontera – Life and Experiences in the U.S./Mexico Borderlands in Saltillo, Coahuila and look forward to our membership party and the upcoming Viva la Vida parade in October.
Mexic-Arte Museum, in coordination with the Austin Saltillo Sister Cities Association, is presenting the exhibition Vida y Experiencias en la Frontera – Life and Experiences in the U.S./Mexico Borderlands in Saltillo, Coahuila.
Each year, Taste of Mexico features the best of the culinary arts in Austin. This year’s May 3, coordinated by Marketing and Special Events Associate Joanne Ortega, was one of the best! Over forty different chefs and specialty beverage purveyors participated. The event space was filled with aromas and delicias.
On May 5, 2023, the Cinco de Mayo Luncheon will gather downtown businesses and stakeholders to celebrate, promote, and learn about the Mexic-Arte Museum, the Cinco de Mayo historic event, and the 5th Street Mexican American Heritage Corridor and District.
Since its inception in 1984, Mexic-Arte Museum has been a pioneer institution in the museum field as one of the few Mexican and Mexican American art museums in the U.S. Mexic-Arte Museum is dedicated to enriching the community through education programs, exhibitions, and the collection, preservation, and interpretation of Mexican, Latinx, and Latin American art and culture for visitors of all ages.
We thank our dedicated sponsor Ampersand Art Supply! For over thirteen years, Ampersand has generously donated two hundred gesso boards annually to Mexic-Arte Museum’s Mix ‘n’ Mash art exhibit.
Mix ‘n’ Mash is an annual group art exhibition and sale featuring over 200 artists. The works of art featured in the exhibition are created on gesso boards. Taking place for the first time in 2009, proceeds from art sales help provide funding for Mexic-Arte’s programming.
2023 promises to be another great year, with programs for everyone! Upcoming in February is Totally Cool Totally Art, which is a student exhibition in collaboration with the Parks and Recreation Department, and Alimento para el alma / Food for the soul, the annual Mix ‘n’ Mash art exhibition and auction.
We are so grateful to you, our supporters who inspired and made accomplishments and successes in 2022 possible. Mexic-Arte Museum relies on support from the community to provide high quality exhibitions, vibrant cultural events, and inspiring education services.
Mexic-Arte would like to thank everyone who attended and helped in our annual Viva la Vida Festival and Parade in Downtown Austin. Viva la Vida was co-sponsored by the City of Austin and presented by Austin Convention Center. See you again in 2023 for our 40th year!