Past Events

Viva la Vida 2022

Oct. 29, 2022 – Oct. 29, 2022

Mexic-Arte Museum’s 39th Annual Viva La Vida Festival and Parade is Austin’s largest and longest-running Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) event. Co-presented by the Austin Convention Center […]

Memories, Recollections y Más: Artists Panel and Closing Reception

Aug. 19, 2022 – Aug. 19, 2022

Join us! The Mexic-Arte Museum invites you to the Memories, Recollections y Más: Artists Panel and Closing Reception for the current exhibition, Chicano/a Art, Movimiento y Más en Austen, Tejas 1960s to 1980s, on Friday, August 19th starting at 5:30pm.

Changarito cart with Laura Clay

Jul. 23, 2022 – Jul. 23, 2022

Support our July 2022 Changarrito Artist, Laura Clay! In the spirit of Changarrito, the pop-up mobile art gallery where artists can sell their work to the public, Changarrito with Laura Clay allows the artist to bring their work to you.

Humanities Scholars Lecture Series: Dr. Ricardo Romo

Jul. 19, 2022 – Jul. 19, 2022

The Origins and Evolution of Chicano Art: Perspectives on Texas and California is a part of the Humanities Scholars Lectures Series in conjunction with the exhibition Chicano/a Art, Movimiento y Más en Austen, Tejas 1960s to 1980s

Changarito cart with Laura Clay

Jul. 16, 2022 – Jul. 17, 2022

Support our July 2022 Changarrito Artist, Laura Clay! In the spirit of Changarrito, the pop-up mobile art gallery where artists can sell their work to the public, Changarrito with Laura Clay allows the artist to bring their work to you.

Changarrito cart with Laura Clay

Jul. 16, 2022 – Jul. 17, 2022

The Chicano/a Art, Movimiento y Más en Austen, Tejas 1960s to 1980s  highlights Chicano and Chicana artists in Austin, Texas during “El Movimiento” (The Chicano Civil Rights Movement). This exhibition serves as a primer on the rich and understudied Chicano art movement in Austin, presenting a variety of mediums, themes, and artists.

Humanities Scholars Lecture Series: Juan Tejeda

Jul. 13, 2022 – Jul. 13, 2022

A Personal Testimonio: The Convergence of the Chicano Movement, Chicano Studies and the Xicano/a Cultural Renaissance in Austin, Texas, 1972-1980, is a part of the Humanities Scholars Lectures Series in conjunction with the exhibition Chicano/a Art, Movimiento y Más en Austen, Tejas 1960s to 1980s

Meet and Greet Reception For Architects

Jun. 7, 2022 – Jun. 7, 2022

We introduced the Architects from Exigo and Cotera + Reed; Eugenio Mesta, Paulina Lagos, and Juan Cotera spoke about the building project. We are excited to work with such talented professionals!

Chicano/a Art, Movimiento y Más Grand Opening

Apr. 8, 2022 – Apr. 8, 2022

The Chicano/a Art, Movimiento y Más en Austen, Tejas 1960s to 1980s  highlights Chicano and Chicana artists in Austin, Texas during “El Movimiento” (The Chicano Civil Rights Movement). This exhibition serves as a primer on the rich and understudied Chicano art movement in Austin, presenting a variety of mediums, themes, and artists.

Amplify Austin Day 2022

Mar. 2, 2022 – Mar. 3, 2022

Amplify Austin is here! After a successful campaign last year, the Mexic-Arte Museum is excited to announce that we will once again be participating in the day of giving taking place on March 2nd-3rd!

Totally Cool Totally Art Teen Art Outreach Program

Feb. 14, 2022 – Feb. 28, 2022

Totally Cool Totally Art is an annual exhibition presented every February in conjunction with the City of Austin and Parks and Recreation Department, featuring painting, drawing, sculpture, printmaking and photography done by youth in grades 7th through 12th. Totally Cool Totally Art is an annual exhibition presented every February in conjunction with the City of Austin and Parks and Recreation Department, featuring painting, drawing, sculpture, printmaking and photography done by youth in grades 7th through 12th.

Austin Museum Day 2021 at the Mexic-Arte Museum!

Sep. 19, 2021 – Sep. 19, 2021

For Austin Museum Day 2021, Mexic-Arte Museum presents a printmaking workshop led by artist Kill Joy. The event takes place September 19, 2021 from 1 – 4pm.

Blue Star Sunday: Coloring Activity

Aug. 15, 2021 – Aug. 15, 2021

Join the Mexic-Arte Museum on Sunday, August 15th from 1pm – 3pm for a free coloring activity led by Mexic-Arte Museum Education Teaching Artist Selene Bataille and Intern Assistant Sofia Penny!

Blue Star Sunday: Stencil Screen Print Activity

Aug. 8, 2021 – Aug. 8, 2021

Join the Mexic-Arte Museum on Sunday, August 8th from 1pm – 3pm for a free stencil screen print activity led by Mexic-Arte Museum Education Teaching Artist Selene Bataille and Intern Assistant Amy Anderson.

Blue Star Sunday: Cyanotype Activity

Aug. 1, 2021 – Aug. 1, 2021

Join the Mexic-Arte Museum on Sunday, August 1st from 1pm – 3pm for a free cyanotype activity led by Mexic-Arte Museum Education Teaching Artist Selene Bataille and Intern Assistant Amy Anderson

Blue Star Sunday: Linocut Activity

Jul. 25, 2021 – Jul. 25, 2021

Join the Mexic-Arte Museum on Sunday, July 25th from 1pm – 3pm for a free linocut activity led by Mexic-Arte Museum Education Teaching Artist Selene Bataille and Intern Assistant Sofia Penny!

Nuestra Lucha/Our Struggle Art Justice Summer Camp

Jul. 1, 2021 – Jul. 1, 2021

Sign up for Mexic-Arte Museum’s FREE Art Summer Camp taking place at Akins High School! Nuestra Lucha/Our Struggle Summer Camp will run for 2 weeks during the month of July from 10am – 4pm starting on July 19th!

A Series of Visual Talks with Texas Artists

Jun. 29, 2021 – Jun. 29, 2021

Dr. George Vargas, Curator and Director of Programs at Mexic-Arte Museum will speak with Austin-Based Transmedia Artist Michael Anthony Garcia. Streaming live on Tuesday, June 29th starting at 12pm CST.

A TransfronterizXperience & Friends

Jun. 25, 2021 – Jun. 25, 2021

Join the Mexic-Arte Museum on Friday, June 25th from 6pm – 8pm for performances by Tereso Perfecto Contreras, and singer/songwriter Amalia Mondragón celebrating both Pride Month and the Museum’s current in-person exhibition

Mother’s Day Family Day Workshop

May. 9, 2021 – May. 9, 2021

The Mexic-Arte Museum will be hosting an in-person Free Family Day Workshop on Sunday, May 9th. Before planning your visit, please make sure you review the Museum’s Health Protocols. See event page for details.

“La Frontera /The Border as Reflected in the Cinematic Lens”, lecture and Q&A led by Dr. David R. Maciel

May. 1, 2021 – May. 1, 2021

The conversation continues! Join the Mexic-Arte Museum on Saturday, May 1st starting at 11am CST for the last lecture of the series, “La Frontera /The Border as Reflected in the Cinematic Lens”, lecture and Q&A led by Dr. David R. Maciel as part of the Museum’s current virtual exhibition, Life and Experiences in the U.S./Mexico Borderlands on view now via the Museum’s website.

“Land, Fauna, and Allegories: Performance, Art, and Video in the Chihuahua Desert” Lecture led by Dr. Laura Gutiérrez and Q&A

Mar. 27, 2021 – Mar. 27, 2021

Join the Mexic-Arte Museum on Saturday, March 27th starting at 11am CST for “Land, Fauna, and Allegories: Performance, Art, and Video in the Chihuahua Desert” Lecture led by Dr. Laura Gutiérrez and Q&A as part of the Museum’s current virtual exhibition, Life and Experiences in the U.S./Mexico Borderlands on view now via the Museum’s website.

“Creating the Border: Art, Politics, and Stories” Lecture led by Dr. John Morán González

Mar. 6, 2021 – Mar. 6, 2021

Join the Mexic-Arte Museum on Saturday, March 6th starting at 11am CST for “Creating the Border: Art, Politics, and Stories” Lecture led by Dr. John Morán González as part of the museum’s current exhibition, Mexico, the Border and Beyond: Selections from the Juan Antonio Sandoval Jr. Collection on view until August 22nd. The virtual lecture will be live streamed via Zoom and Facebook Live and moderated by Mexic-Arte Museum Curator & Director of Programs, Dr. George Vargas. Participants can pre-register for the event by clicking on the following link or simply by viewing the lecture on the Museum’s Facebook page on the day of the event.

Amplify Austin Day 2021

Mar. 4, 2021 – Mar. 5, 2021

Amplify Austin Day will be taking place this year from March 4th – March 5th! This year, Mexic-Arte Museum is extending our Membership benefits to everyone who participates in this year’s 24 hour fundraising cycle. Mexic-Arte is excited to announce that your donation of $25 or more during Amplify Austin on March 4th-5th will get you a year long Membership to the Museum. Your donation and Membership allows you to be a closer part of the Mexic-Arte community. Membership benefits include…

Installation for Upcoming Exhibition – Museum Galleries Closed

Nov. 23, 2020 – Dec. 18, 2020

The Mexic-Arte Museum galleries will be closed from November 23rd – December 18th due to the install of the upcoming exhibition, Mexico, the Border and Beyond: Selections from the Juan Antonio Sandoval Jr. Collection. The Museum Store remains open to the public throughout this time. Please visit our Visit page for Museum Store hours. The upcoming exhibition will open to the public on Saturday, December 19th at 10am and will continue to remain open to the public until Sunday, May 30th. Please make sure to review our Health Protocols, before planning your visit to the Mexic-Arte Museum. Thank you.

Dia de los Muertos/Day of the Dead Symposium: Its History and Celebration from Ancient to Contemporary Times

Nov. 7, 2020 – Nov. 7, 2020

The Mexic-Arte Museum would like to invite you to a three part symposium and Q&A as part of The 37th Annual Day of the Dead Exhibition with speakers Dr. Carey Rote, Elliot Lopez-Finn, Mary J. Andrade, Dr. Cary Cordova, Dr. Rachel González-Martin, Dr. Charlene Villasenor Black, with Mexic-Arte Museum Education Associate, Jose Martinez, Executive Director, Sylvia Orozco and Curator & Director of Programs, Dr. George Vargas as hosts. The discussion will shed light on the traditional holiday, it’s history and celebration, and the role it plays in modern times in the US and beyond. Please join us on Saturday, November 7th from 11:00am – 1:00pm with the Q&A taking place during the last 15 minutes of the online event.

ELA 25 Artist Talk Part One

Oct. 24, 2020 – Oct. 24, 2020

Join us on Saturday, October 24th from 11:00am – 11:45am CST via Facebook Live or Zoom as we present the first part to a 2 part video, showcasing this years ELA 25 artists. Artists: Michael Anthony Garcia, Yareth Fernandez, Hatziel Flores, Suzy Gonzalez, and Jellyfish Collective will share their artistic journey and give viewers a glimpse of their artwork currently on display at the Mexic-Arte Museum!

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Online Opening Reception for ELA 25: Intersección: Choque & Alivio/ Intersection: Shock & Relief Exhibition

Sep. 25, 2020 – Nov. 22, 2020

The Mexic-Arte Museum is hosting an Online Opening Reception for, ELA 25: Intersección: Choque & Alivio, Intersection: Shock & Relief Exhibition. Starting on Friday, September 25th at 11am CST online visitors will get a chance to look through the exhibition via the Mexic-Arte Museum website with additional content such as artist and artwork details, a chance to purchase Museum Memberships at discounted prices, and ways you can continue to support the Museum!

Family Day

Aug. 30, 2020 – Aug. 30, 2020

Before planning your visit to the museum, please make sure you visit the Museum Health Protocols. Thank you. Our next Family Day Workshop at Mexic-Arte Museum will be a streaming […]

Puente de Arte Panel Discussion

Aug. 27, 2020 – Aug. 27, 2020

The Mexic-Arte Museum would like to invite you to a panel discussion centering on racism within the art community with speakers Dr. Cherise Smith, Tammie Rubin, Elaina Brown-Spence, Dr. Cary […]

Media Mixer

Aug. 26, 2020 – Aug. 26, 2020

On Wednesday, August 26th, from 6 – 8pm CST, our education department will be hosting a free online painting workshop as a part of our current exhibition, “The Bruno Andrade Retrospective: A Native of South Texas.”

Amplify Austin Day 2020

Mar. 5, 2020 – Mar. 6, 2020

Help Make Viva la Vida Parade and Festival 2020 the Best Ever! Join us on Thursday March 5th and Friday March 6th  from 11:00am to 1:00pm to make your Amplify donation. Proceeds from this year’s Amplify campaign will benefit […]

Domingos Gratis en Familia & Family Day Workshop

Mar. 1, 2020 – Mar. 1, 2020

Our next Family Day Workshop will take place on Sunday, March 1st from 12-4pm and it’ll be all about our current exhibit Unseen Prints from the Mexic-Arte Museum Collection, which […]

Dr. Cynthia Orozco’s Book Signing & Author Talk

Feb. 28, 2020 – Feb. 28, 2020

Cover image: (Closeup) Agent of Change: Adela Sloss-Vento, Mexican American Civil Rights Activist and Texas Feminist. Join us for Dr. Cynthia Orozco’s Book Signing and Author Talk this Friday from […]

Media Mixer: Unseen Prints & Screenprinting

Feb. 25, 2020 – Feb. 25, 2020

Mexic-Arte Museum will host the LAST Media Mixer for the Unseen Prints from the Mexic-Arte Museum Collection Exhibit. Come print your very own design on a tote bag using the block printing […]

Third Thursday at the Mexic-Arte Museum

Feb. 20, 2020 – Feb. 20, 2020

Third Thursday at the Mexic-Arte Museum combines activities, informative panels, networking with Austin creatives, and a look at our current exhibitions. This month’s Third Thursday, February 20th is free admission […]

Closing Reception con Amor

Feb. 7, 2020 – Feb. 7, 2020

Admission: Free for Museum MembersAll Museum Members are allowed to bring a + 1 at no charge$10 for all non-Museum Members$25 Individual Full Year Museum Memberships at the door only […]

Young Latino Artists 21: Amexican

Jun. 18, 2016 – Aug. 28, 2016

Now in its 21st year, the Young Latino Artists (YLA) exhibition provides emerging Latina/o artists with professional-level museum experience and exposure.