Sep. 17, 2021 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Cover image artwork: Leopoldo Méndez, Cuauhtemoc, ca. 1950, Lithograph of original linocut on paper, 14 1/2” x 10 1/2”
Date: Friday, September 17, 2021 from 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Museum Member Preview starts at 5:00 PM!
Drinks: Provided by Brown Distributing Co Inc
Music: Trucha Soul Records
Location: Mexic-Arte Museum
Mexic-Arte Museum’s MX 21-Resistance, Reaffirmation & Resilience, Los Pueblos Originarios – Honoring the Dead – Continuing Traditions, Photos by Mary J. Andradeand Nuestra Comunidad/Our Community – Memory and Remembrance exhibitions will open to the public with an opening reception on Friday, September 17th starting with a Museum Member preview at 5:00 PM. Non-members are able to experience the reception at 6:00 PM and the event will go until 9:00 PM. A special discount on Individual Memberships will be available during the reception at the Museum entrance for $25, usually priced at $40. You can become a Mexic-Arte Museum Member by visiting the Museum website. Admission for the evening will be $10 and free for Museum Members. The Day of the Dead Exhibitions will stay open to the public until November 21, 2021, and the MX 21 ̶ Resistance, Reaffirmation & Resilience Exhibition will continue until February 27, 2022.
Beverages will be provided by Brown Distributing Co. and musical performances by Trucha Soul Records throughout the evening! There will also be a special presentation by Danza Azteca Guadalupana Austin, TX del Maestro Javier Flores!
On Friday, October 8, 2021 there will be a performance, Tlanezi by Laura Yohualtlahuiz Ríos-Ramírez
Awakening out of 500 years of Resistance, We are the children of the sun. The spirits of the ancestors who could not be killed or silenced. We are healers, dancers, artists, creators, weavers of new futures. We are here! Produced by Performance artist, and culture bearer Laura Yohualtlahuiz Ríos-Ramírez featuring members of Kalpulli Ayolopaktzin, Tlanezi is a theatrical ritual that invites us to witness the awakening of our warrior spirits and heed the call to love, honor, and connect with our self, each other, and our ancestors.
Laura Yohualtlahuiz Rios-Ramírez is a Mexican-born Xicana scholar-practitioner of Tepehuan, Guachichil Chichimeca, French and Spanish descent trained in educational pedagogy, circle keeping, performance art, and community organizing. Currently residing in occupied Somi Se’k Territory of Yanaguana, (San Antonio, TX) she’s recognized for her canon of healing-informed praxis intersecting performance art, ancestral knowledge systems and restorative/transformative justice practices as tools for personal and collective transformation.
Learn more about the exhibitions and opening reception on Friday, September 17th!