Join us at Mexic-Arte Museum November 18th for an illustrated lecture with Dr. Ruben Cordova!
Viva la Vida Festival takes place on October 28, 2023 from 12 – 6pm in downtown Austin. This year’s event features a grand procession, art activities, food, local artists and retail booths, a low-rider exhibition, and live performances. This event is co-sponsored by the City of Austin.
The annual Catrina Dinner is October 15, 2023 at 5:30 pm. This year’s event returns to Fonda San Miguel to commemorate 39 years of acclaimed exhibitions, education programs, and cultural events.
You’re invited! Mexic-Arte Museum is pleased to announce the opening of a new exhibition on Friday, September 22, 2023.
During the summer of 2023, the Mexic-Arte Museum in partnership with Austin Central Library will offer the camp: Nuestro Estilo/Our Style. Led by Andrea Calderon, campers will explore Mexican identity through traditional garments.
For the summer of 2023, the Mexic-Arte Museum is excited to partner with George Morales Dove Springs Recreation Center to bring Nuestro Mundo (Our World) to their Boredom Busters camp. In Nuestro Mundo, students will focus on building and strengthening their community through art and education.
You’re invited! Mexic-Arte Museum invites the public to a free concert featuring Raul Orduña y Los Trovadores, along with special invited guest Poet and Trovador de la Sierra Gorda Mexicana, Ángel González de Palomas Xichú Guanajuato.
The Cinco de Mayo Luncheon is taking place on May 5, 2023 at the Thompson Hotel! This event will support Mexic-Arte Museum’s exemplary exhibitions, impactful education programs, exciting cultural events, and a growing permanent collection.
Taste of Mexico returns on May 3rd to celebrate the artistry and culinary innovation of Austin and Mexico.
You’re invited! Mexic-Arte Museum invites the public to Panel Discussion: Conversations with the Collectors and the Artist on April 15, 2023.
You’re invited! Mexic-Arte Museum is pleased to announce the opening of a new exhibition on Friday, April 14, 2023.
The artwork in Expresiones de Mexico, Arte de la Gente / Art of the People spans the gamut of tradition, technique, beauty, and time and Mexic-Arte Museum welcomes the community to share in the enjoyment, discovery, and appreciation of these incredible artworks and traditions.
The opening reception for Mix ‘n’ Mash: Alimento para el alma/ Food for the soul is on Friday, March 3, 2023 from 6:00 – 9:00, along with an art sale throughout the evening.
You have the power to shape our community. Make a donation on Amplify Austin Day to support local nonprofits like us and help amplify what makes Austin and Central Texas so good. Amplify Austin Day is the biggest day of giving in Central Texas, raising $82 million dollars for the local community.
Support our March 2023 Changarrito Artist, Jorge Flores-Pere! Join us for a live Instagram Interview with the artist.
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 […]
The Mexic-Arte Museum invites you to participate in the Annual Austin Museum Day, where visitors will get to create paper marigolds for the community Día de los Muertos/Day of the Dead altar. This workshop is led by artist and Mexic-Arte Museum educator Jasmine Chock.
Mexic- Arte Museum is pleased to announce the recent donation of the major artwork, The Origins of Medicine,” composed of two 9’x 29’ oil on canvas murals by Mexican artist, Rafael Navarro Barajas.
In September, Mexic-Arte Museum looks forward to the upcoming exhibition ELA 26: Histories of Transformation / Historias de Transformación.
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.
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
Laura Clay will be at the Mexic-Arte Museum featuring her artwork on the Changarrito cart right outside the Museum’s entrance on July 16th, 17th, 23rd, and 24th from 12pm – 3pm. Come out and buy her artwork and get to know her in person!
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
Washington, D.C.’s National Museum of the American Latino, Director Jorge Zamanillo and Deputy Director Eduardo Díaz joined Sylvia Orozco, Mexic-Arte Museum’s Executive Director, in a tour of the museum’s current exhibitions, programs, and projects.
The Origins and Evolution of Chicano Art: Perspectives on Texas and California
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!
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 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 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.
LACMA & Mexic-Arte Museum Present: Part II | Resistance, Reaffirmation, and Resilience Virtual Panel
This panel event features artists sharing their experiences and practices from a personal, historical and socio-political perspective of challenging institutional norms.
The opening reception for Mix ‘n’ Mash Las Flores – La Vida is on Friday, December 10th, 2021 from 6:00 – 9:00, along with an art sale throughout the evening.
This event features Marika Alvarado presenting on the Indigenous significance of plantings found in San Jose Cemetery 1. Join us on November 21, 2021 from 2 – 3pm.
In-Person: Viva la Vida Fest 2021 Celebrating Day of the Dead, Presented by Austin Convention Center
Mexic-Arte Museum presents Viva la Vida Fest 2021 in two parts: in-person and virtually! The festival programming begins on October 30, 2021.
TLANEZI is a theatric ritual, featuring the visual and musical production of Laura Yohualtlahuiz. The event is on October 8, 2021 from 8 – 9pm.
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.
Mexic-Arte Museum presents an opening reception for its Fall 2021 exhibits on September 17, 2021 from 5 – 9pm.
Join the Mexic-Arte Museum on Sunday, August 22nd from 1pm – 3pm for a free screen-printing activity!
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!
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.
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
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!
Join the Mexic-Arte Museum on Sunday, July 18th from 1pm – 3pm for a free paper kite making art activity
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!
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.
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
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
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.
Mexican Mobility in Perspective: Building Futures / Closing Pathways, Lecture and Q&A led by Dr. Sarah Lopez
Join the Mexic-Arte Museum on Saturday, April 17th starting at 11am CST for “Mexican Mobility in Perspective: Building Futures / Closing Pathways”, Lecture and Q&A led by Dr. Sarah Lopez 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.
Borders, Migration and Art. The U.S. Mexico Experience, Lecture and Q&A led by Dr. Gilberto Cárdenas
Join the Mexic-Arte Museum on Saturday, April 3th starting at 11am CST for I am Immigrant You Are Lecture led by Dr. Gilberto Cárdenas 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
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.
Mexic-Arte Museum will be hosting Family Day with free admission to the Museum and an online activity on Sunday March 21st.
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 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…
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
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.
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!
Welcome to the Mexic-Arte Museum Online Opening Reception for our current exhibition, The 37th Annual Day of the Dead Exhibition. Starting Thursday, October 1st at 5pm CST, online visitors will get […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.”
Mexic-Arte Museum hosts a panel discussion examining the place of Bruno Andrade in American and Latinx art history and his impact as an educator in South Texas. Online viewers can access our live video on Saturday, August 22nd.
Artwork: Bruno Andrade, Live a Love, Oil on Canvas 76” x 96” 1993 The Mexic-Arte Museum will host its first ever Online Opening Reception for our current exhibition, Bruno Andrade […]
On May 5, 2020, Mexic-Arte Education department is teaming up with Streamable Learning to bring a streaming talk on Cinco de Mayo.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Mexic-Arte Museum Education Department teams up with Streamable Learning once again for a LIVE video lesson on February 28, 2020.
Join the Mexic-Arte Museum and Waterloo Sparkling Water to help raise money for Viva la Vida – Texas’ largest, and longest running Day of the Dead festival and parade. From […]
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 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 […]
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 […]
The 21st YLA exhibition Amexican@ focuses on Latina/o artists who grew up as part of the Millennial Generation. Religious iconography, vibrant colors, familiar cultural references, personal issues to the artist, and a solid sense of connection to community are all themes found in the exhibition.
Now in its eighteenth year, the current YLA exhibition Con/Juntos will be guest curated by visual artist Michael Anthony Garcia; the title, which means “With/Together,” reinforces the importance of the joining of ideas and of individuals with a common cause,
In the Mexic-Arte Museum’s annex gallery, Unmasked: Lucha Libre presents examples of the masked tradition of Mexican wrestling sport and its infusion in popular culture and contemporary art.