Collections

The Mexic-Arte Museum’s permanent collection is composed of over 5,000 contemporary Mexican, Latinx, and Latin American art and material culture. The Museum’s collection is a vehicle for the public to access information on artistic expressions collected from this region, as well as other work collected over the years. Mexic-Arte was established in 1984 by artists Sylvia Orozco, Pio Pulido and Sam Coronado. The collection started with prints donated by Mexican artists Arturo Garcia Bustos, Arturo Estrada, Rina Lazo, Adolfo Mexiac, Jesus Amaya and along with other artists prints from the Taller Grafica Popular collection.

Over the years, the collection was developed as a repository of Latinx visual expressions from artists living in the Texas area as well as art from Mexico. Artists, collectors, and patrons including Juan Antonio Sandoval Jr., Sam Coronado and the Serie Project, Ernesto F. de Soto, Patricia and Carmine DeVivi, Priscilla Murr, Ed Jordan, Taller Grafica Popular, and others, have generously donated work. Today the collection continues to reflect the pulse of Latinx visual culture. The Mexic-Arte Museum acknowledges and appreciates all the individuals and artists that have joined together to create this important collection that teaches and inspires both people today, and generations to come.

Hero image artwork: (Detail) Carmen Lomas Garza, Tamalada, 1990, Lithograph on Paper, 25½” x 32¾”. Mexic-Arte Museum Permanent Collection 2020.2.226.1. Gift of Juan Antonio Sandoval Jr.

Matthew Bonifacio Rodriguez, Stray, Serigraph, 19” x 25” Mexic-Arte Museum Collection


The Mexic-Arte Museum Collection


Featured Collections


Austin’s Mexico

Screenshot of Austin’s Mexico

Prints

Luis Jiménez
Crossing the Mighty River,
Cruzando el Río Bravo, 1987
Color lithograph on paper, 38¾” x 28½”

Sculpture

Huichol Yarn Painting

Mexic-Arte Museum on

The Portal to Texas History

Photograph from Mexic-Arte Museum’s 17th Annual Day of the Dead

Paintings

Marta Arat
The Pearl, 1992
Oil on canvas, 351⁄4” x 311⁄4”

Photography

Manuel Carrillo
Untitled, n.d.
     Gelatin silver print, 24¼” x 16”

Decorative Arts

vase
Morales, Untitled, 1992, Ceramic, 9½” x 9⅜” Diameter

Performance Art

Performance by Artist Raul Gonzalez at Mexic-Arte Museum’s YLA 23: Beyond Walls, Between Gates, Under Bridges Exhibition