Events/Calendar

Upcoming

Instagram Live Interview with Changarrito Artist: Rafael Blando

Jul. 25, 2024 – Jul. 25, 2024

Join us for an Instagram Live Interview with Changarrito Artist Rafael Blando and Mexic-Arte Museum Curator Isabel Servantez! This interview will take place at 5:00pm Central Time on our Instagram on Thursday, July 25th!

Changarrito Residency: Ariana Gomez

Aug. 1, 2024 – Aug. 31, 2024

About the Artist Originally from Austin, TX Ariana Gomez received her BFA from the Rochester Institute of Technology in 2010. She has spent the last twelve years in New York […]

Past

Family Day: Soft Sculptures

Jul. 14, 2024 – Jul. 14, 2024

This workshop will be hosted by Changarrito artist April Garcia. Come learn how to build a soft sculpture!

Media Mixer: Self Portraits

Jun. 27, 2024 – Jun. 27, 2024

Join us for an Artist workshop/encuentro with Changarrito Artist, Gerardo E. Silguero! Guests will be able to enjoy drinks, small bites, and a gallery tour with the artist while creating Self Portraits!

Instagram Live Interview with Changarrito Artist: Crisa Valadaz

Jun. 27, 2024 – Jun. 27, 2024

Join us for an Instagram Live Interview with Changarrito Artist Crisa Valadaz and Mexic-Arte Museum Curator Isabel Servantez! This interview will take place at 5:15pm Central Time on our Instagram on Thursday, June 27th!

An Encounter with Changarrito: A Conversation

Jun. 22, 2024 – Jun. 22, 2024

Come learn about the history of the Changarrito art cart residency with a conversation between its founder, Máximo González, early administrators Iván Buenader and Leslie Moody Castro, its first Mexic-Arte Museum Curator Dr. Claudia Zapata, and current Mexic-Arte and Changarrito Curator, Isabel Servantez, moderating the conversation.

Nuestro Estilo Summer Camp

Jun. 10, 2024 – Jun. 14, 2024

During the summer of 2024, 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.

Changarrito Residency: Crisa Valadez

Jun. 1, 2024 – Jun. 30, 2024

Crisa Valadez is an artist, writer, and curator based in San Antonio, TX. She currently works for the City of San Antonio Arts & Culture Department and is extremely passionate about art and nonprofit work, having worked and volunteered with several local organizations such as the Texas Public Radio, the McNay Art Museum, Centro San Antonio, Gemini Ink, and more from a young age.

Media Mixer: Found Objects Sculptures

May. 30, 2024 – May. 30, 2024

Join us for an Artist workshop/encuentro with Changarrito Artist, Gil Rocha! Guests will be able to enjoy drinks, small bites, and a gallery tour with the artist while creating Found Object Sculptures!

Taste of Mexico 2024

May. 22, 2024 – May. 22, 2024

Taste of Mexico has been rescheduled to return on May 22nd to celebrate the artistry and culinary innovation of Austin and Mexico.

Family Day with Mexic-Arte

May. 19, 2024 – May. 19, 2024

This workshop will be hosted by Changarrito artist Alán Serna. Come learn how to paint a Changarrito!

Saltillo Mural Reveal at Mexic-Arte

May. 4, 2024 – May. 4, 2024

Come check out the latest mural at Mexic-Arte Museum! This mural will be painted by artists from our Sister City, Saltillo.

Cinco de Mayo Luncheon 2024

Apr. 25, 2024 – Apr. 25, 2024

The Cinco de Mayo Luncheon will take place on April 25, 2024 at the Thompson Hotel. This event helped support Mexic-Arte Museum’s exemplary exhibitions, impactful education programs, exciting cultural events, and the growing permanent collection.

Art & Parks Tour 2024 Visits Mexic-Arte

Mar. 9, 2024 – Mar. 9, 2024

Join us on Saturday, March 9, for the 2024 Arts & Parks Tour brought to you by the Downtown Austin Alliance and Ride Bikes Austin.

Amplify Austin 2024

Mar. 6, 2024 – Mar. 7, 2024

Mexic-Arte Museum is pleased to invite you to participate in Amplify Austin 2024!

Family Day with TCTA

Feb. 25, 2024 – Feb. 25, 2024

This workshop will be hosted by teaching artists Jonas Petkus and Rachel Ditzig. Come learn how to make paper puppets and crowns! 

Internships

Dec. 13, 2023 – Jan. 10, 2024

Mexic-Arte Museum currently offers paid internships to current undergraduate students in the Austin Area. Apply now!

Lecture with Dr. Ruben Cordova

Nov. 18, 2023 – Nov. 18, 2023

Join us at Mexic-Arte Museum November 18th for an illustrated lecture with Dr. Ruben Cordova!

Viva la Vida 2023

Oct. 28, 2023 – Oct. 28, 2023

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.

Catrina Dinner 2023

Oct. 15, 2023 – Oct. 15, 2023

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.

Nuestro Estilo Summer Camp

Jul. 17, 2023 – Jul. 21, 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.

Nuestro Mundo

Jun. 26, 2023 – Jun. 30, 2023

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.

Concierto de Musica Huapango Arribeño: Para Las Familias

May. 27, 2023 – May. 27, 2023

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.

Cinco de Mayo Luncheon

May. 5, 2023 – May. 5, 2023

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

May. 3, 2023 – May. 3, 2023

Taste of Mexico returns on May 3rd to celebrate the artistry and culinary innovation of Austin and Mexico.

Expresiones de México, Arte de la Gente / Art of the People

Apr. 14, 2023 – Aug. 20, 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.

Amplify Austin Day

Mar. 1, 2023 – Mar. 2, 2023

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.

Changarrito Residency: Toto

Mar. 1, 2023 – Mar. 31, 2023

Most commonly known by his artist name, Toto, Jorge Flores-Pere was born in Los Angeles, California in 1995, but is now located in Houston, Texas. His first experience as an artist was as a curator in 2016. Jorge Flores-Pere featured their artwork on the Changarrito cart outside the Museum’s entrance on March 18-19 and March 25-26, 2023.

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.

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

Changarrito cart with Laura Clay

Jul. 16, 2022 – Jul. 17, 2022

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! 

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.

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!

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

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.

Young Latino Artists 18: Con/Juntos Exhibition

Jun. 13, 2013 – Aug. 5, 2013

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,

Unmasked: Lucha Libre

Jan. 25, 2013 – May. 26, 2013

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.