Danzas Matlachines: Tesoros y Patrimonio Cultural, Las Tradiciónes Continúan

On December 9, 1531, an apparition of the Virgin Mary appeared before a newly converted indigenous man, Juan Diego. The Virgen de Guadalupe appeared with a dark complexion and spoke in Nahuatl. She asked that a church be built in her name at the spot of her appearance, Tepeyac Hill near Mexico City and site of a shrine dedicated to the female Aztec deity Tonantzin. Juan Diego relayed his account to the disbelieving local bishop who in turn demanded additional evidence of the apparition. She appeared again on December 12, 1531 and instructed Juan Diego to collect roses in his tilma (a cloak). He took the roses to the bishop and when he opened his cloak, the roses fell to the floor revealing the image of the Virgen de Guadalupe imprinted on the inside. The bishop saw this as confirmation of a divine miracle and it was then that the church was built.

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Mix ‘n’ Mash: Migration

The annual exhibition will display works by over 200 artists, created on quality panels donated by Ampersand Art Supply. Each limited-edition Mix ‘n’ Mash artwork is uniquely crafted for the exhibition, including a special selection exploring the theme of migration. All proceeds from Mix ‘n’ Mash: Migration support the Museum’s exhibitions, educational programming for children and adults, and the upkeep and care of the Museum's Permanent Collection.

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Crossing The Line: Drawings from the Mexic-Arte Museum Permanent Collection

Drawing—as an immediate or raw expression of thought or emotion—is defined as a form of visual art in which a person uses various drawing instruments to mark paper, or other platforms. The practice can employ a wide range of materials beyond the pencil including pen and ink, graphite pencils, inked brushes, various kinds of paints, colored pencils, crayons, charcoal, chalk, pastels, erasers, markers, styluses, metals, or new media. Crossing the Line: Drawings from the Mexic-Arte Museum Permanent Collection will exhibit the works of more than forty artists who delve into these assorted techniques." Works range from functional drawings such as anatomy studies, sketches, and mural drawings, to figurative renderings and abstract works that push the boundaries of what is considered a drawing. Through these diverse genres, featured artists explore a wide array of themes including notions of identity, culture, and drawing as a method to communicate, document, and interpret our reality.

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Young Latinx Artists 24: BUEN VIVIR/VIVIR BIEN

This marks the 24th year for this annual exhibition dedicated to the professional development of emerging Latino/a/x artists and curators. Guest curated by Tatiane Schilaro Santa Rosa, YLA 24 brings together the works of eleven Latino/a/x artists to explore the theme of buen vivir or good living, The presenting artwork reflects the notion of decolonizing Western worldviews by tackling issues such as climate change, the legacies of colonization, immigration, and racism.

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Expresiones en Esculturas, Expressions in Sculptures

The Mexic-Arte Museum is pleased to present an exhibition of sculptures selected from the contemporary art collection. These artworks have been donated and collected over the past 35 years thanks to the support of generous artists and donors. The works on display range from figurative to conceptual and employ a variety of media including, but not limited to wood, fabric, plastic, clay, metal, and paper.

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Dia de los Muertos & Community Altars

This year marks the 36th Annual Día de Los Muertos & Community Altars Exhibition which incorporates community ofrendas (altars), el Día de Los Muertos inspired art from the Museum’s permanent collection, a section dedicated to Mexican Revolutionary leader Emiliano Zapata, mojigangas (large sculptures) from the Museum’s Viva la Vida Parade & Festival, and an art installation by our Artists in Residence Yocelyn Riojas and Jerry Silguero to raise awareness about immigration issues in the Borderlands.

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Unseen Prints

An exhibition displaying various forms of printmaking, including a print portfolio Tejanos: The Border Crossed Us, prints from the Mexico City based workshop Taller 75 Grados, and more.

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Nacimiento Popular

This striking Mexican nativity scene, generously donated by Edwin R. Jordan, is the largest museum display in Texas, with over 400 pieces that reflect the way in which nacimiento-making has transformed within Mexico to integrate uniquely Mexican motifs, styles, and iconography.

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Totally Cool, Totally Art

Totally Cool, Totally Art (TCTA) is a city program which offers community-based arts education for Austin teens in grades 7 to 12. Mexic-Arte Museum’s ongoing partnership with the City of Austin provides a formal gallery space for the display of artwork created by teens in TCTA after-school workshops.

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Changarreando: Instagram Takeover with Luis Angulo

Born in Caracas, Venezuela, Luis Angulo and his family emigrated to the US thirteen years ago. Not knowing a word in english, it was hard adjusting in the beginning. Fast forward twenty years later Luis, an Austin Texas resident, now explores his identity as a Venezuelan living in the US through his artwork. Politics, social issues and pop culture are all present throughout his work. Luis Angulo specializes in large scale public artworks, which involve sculpture, murals and art installations. His work often involves incorporating various communities in his work to create a deep connection to the history, culture and people. Luis enjoys creating art that is visually appealing and artwork that engages the viewer through message, meaning and symbolism.

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Changarreando with Peso Zapata: Instagram Takeover

Support our September 2020 Changarreando Artist, Peso Zapata, as we adapt the program to a new and exciting internet feature: “Changarreando” In the spirit of Changarrito, the pop-up mobile art gallery where artists can sell their work to the public, Changarreando Instagram Takeover with Peso Zapata allows the artist to bring their work to you. Follow us on Instagram (@mexic_arte) for weekly Instagram posts on original work available for purchase as well as behind the scenes of the artist’s work, space, and creative process.

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