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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Mix ‘n’ Mash: Cosmologia

A group exhibition displaying artworks by 200+ local and regional artists created on quality panels donated by Ampersand Art Supply. Each limited-edition Mix n’ Mash artwork is uniquely crafted for the exhibition and all proceeds from the exhibit will support the Museum’s exhibition programming for children and adults.

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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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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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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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