The 37th Annual Day of the Dead Exhibition

In observance of the Mexican holiday the Day of the Dead or Día de los Muertos, Mexic-Arte Museum presents ​The 37th Annual Day of the Dead Exhibition.​ Since 1984 when the Museum presented its first Day of the Dead exhibition, ​La Muerte Vive (Death Lives)​, this exhibition pays tribute to the tradition that celebrates the return of the dead by their families and friends on October 31 to November 2.

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ELA 25: Intersección: Choque & Alivio, Intersection: Shock & Relief Exhibition

​Mexic-Arte Museum proudly presents ​ELA (Emerging
Latinx Artists) 25: Intersección: Choque & Alivio, Intersection: Shock & Relief,​ (formally known as ​YLA​, ​Young Latinx Artists) which celebrates the last twenty five years of exhibitions featuring emerging Latinx artists. This exhibition will showcase artists converging at the crossroads of aesthetic interests and cultural history. The exhibition aims to discover shared life experiences, a (s)mashup or crash (​choque​) at intersecting lanes of similarities and differences as expressed in the artistically diverse artworks. In reaction to this historical era of identity politics and civic unrest, these artists respond in a visual dialogue, drawing from their cultural experience and sociopolitical consciousness. This year’s exhibition will be curated by Dr. George Vargas, Curator and Director of Programs at Mexic-Arte Museum.

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Mexic-Arte Museum at The 23rd Annual Austin Museum Day

Join us for the 23rd Annual Austin Museum Day on 9/20 from 12pm - 5pm for our current exhibitions, ELA 25: Interseccion: Choque & Alivio (Intersection: Shock and Relief) and The 37th Annual Dia de los Muertos Community Altars. Mexic-Arte Museum will feature a streaming workshop of our El Dia de los Muertos Education Lesson: How to create your own Papel Picado via in person at the Museum OR virtually throughout Austin Museum Partnership’s Facebook Live stream on the day of the event. Link in event description!

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

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!

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Changarreando with Michelle Cuevas: Instagram Takeover

Support our October 2020 Changarreando Artist, Michelle Cuevas, 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 with Michelle Cuevas allows the artist to bring their work to you. Follow us on Instagram and Facebook for updates 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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ELA 25 Artist Talk Part One

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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Viva La Vida 2020 Goes Virtual! Presented by Austin Convention Center

Mexic-Arte Museum’s Viva La Vida Festival & Parade Presented by Austin Convention Center is Austin’s largest and longest-running Día de los Muertos festival & parade in Texas. As part of the Mexic-Arte Museums’s continued initiative to bring Museum events right to your screen, the Mexic-Arte Museum will be presenting Viva la Vida in a whole new way! Reimagined as a virtual festival, this year’s Viva la Vida marks a historic moment for the Museum. Utilizing a festival-landing page, Mexic-Arte Museum presents the components that make Viva la Vida such a special, vibrant celebration.

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Changarreando with Luis Coss: Instagram Takeover

Support our November 2020 Changarreando Artist, Luis Coss, 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 with Luis Coss allows the artist to bring their work to you. Follow us on Instagram and Facebook for updates on original work available for purchase as well as behind the scenes of the artist’s work, space, and creative process throughout the month of November!

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Catrina Gala en Familia: A Family Affair & Virtual Edition 2020

We invite you to Mexic-Arte Museum’s 2020 Catrina Gala en Famila: A Family Affair & Virtual Edition. This year, proceeds from the Gala will benefit our award winning education programs in underserved schools, and Museum operations, both in dire need of funding due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic and economic crisis. The Catrina Gala is a spirited annual benefit recognizing Mexic-Arte Museum’s present accomplishments in visual arts and art education. We commemorate the Museum’s 36 years of presenting critically acclaimed exhibitions, award-winning education programs, and unique cultural events.

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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.

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Installation for Upcoming Exhibition – Museum Galleries Closed

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.

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Changarreando with Jennifer Battaglia: Instagram Takeover

Support our December 2020 Changarreando Artist, Jennifer Battaglia, 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 with Jennifer Battaglia allows the artist to bring their work to you. Follow us on Instagram and Facebook for updates 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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