Past Exhibitions

Ofrenda de la Comunidad

Sep. 22, 2023 – Nov. 26, 2023

We are thrilled to announce the arrival of the 40th Annual Día de los Muertos exhibition at the Mexic-Arte Museum, a cherished tradition since 1984. This year’s exhibition, 40 years of Día de los Muertos, holds a special place in our hearts as we reflect upon four decades of honoring our dearly departed.

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.

Totally Cool Totally Art

Feb. 14, 2023 – Feb. 28, 2023

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.

El Nacimiento

Dec. 10, 2022 – Feb. 5, 2023

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.

Nuestra Comunidad/Our Community – Memory and Remembrance Ofrenda

Oct. 1, 2022 – Nov. 20, 2022

This exhibit celebrates the return of the dead to their families and friends on November 1st and 2nd. Photos and offerings are assembled in a room to remember loved ones. Mexic-Arte invites the public to contribute a photo of a loved one.

The Origins of Medicine by Rafael Navarro Barajas

Sep. 16, 2022 – Feb. 5, 2023

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.

Mix ‘n’ Mash Las Flores – La Vida

Dec. 10, 2021 – Feb. 6, 2022

Mix ‘n’ Mash Exhibition and Art Sale, Las Flores – La Vida is on view from December 10, 2021 – February 6, 2022. This group exhibition displays artworks from over 200 local and regional artists created on quality panels donated by Ampersand Art Supply.

Nuestra Comunidad/Our Community – Memory and Remembrance Ofrenda

Sep. 17, 2021 – Nov. 22, 2021

This exhibit celebrates the return of the dead to their families and friends on November 1st and 2nd. Photos and offerings are assembled in a room to remember loved ones. Mexic-Arte invites the public to contribute a photo of a loved one.

MX 21- Resistance, Reaffirmation & Resilience

Sep. 17, 2021 – Feb. 7, 2022

Throughout 2021, Mexico is observing major events in history: the falling of the Aztec capital Tenochtitlán, the invasion by Spain, and the Independence of Mexico. Mexic-Arte Museum presents an exhibition and programs in conjunction with Mexico’s 2021 events.

Totally Cool Totally Art & Mexic-Arte Present Teen Art Exhibition

Feb. 13, 2021 – Mar. 7, 2021

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.

The 37th Annual Day of the Dead Exhibition

Sep. 18, 2020 – Nov. 22, 2020

In observance of Día de los Muertos, Mexic-Arte Museum presents ​The 37th Annual Day of the Dead Exhibition.​ This exhibition pays tribute to the tradition that celebrates the return of the dead by their families and friends on October 31, 2020 – November 2, 2020.

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Bruno Andrade Retrospective: A Native of South Texas

May. 30, 2020 – Aug. 30, 2020

This first ever retrospective exhibition features the artwork of accomplished Mexican American painter Bruno Andrade, a native of Corpus Christi, Texas. The exhibit is on view from May 30, 2020 – August 30, 2020.

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Totally Cool, Totally Art

Feb. 14, 2020 – Mar. 10, 2020

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.

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Mix ‘n’ Mash: Cosmologia

Dec. 13, 2019 – Jan. 7, 2020

Mexic-Arte Museum is pleased to announce its annual Mix ‘n’ Mash exhibition. The special theme for this year’s exhibition is Cosmología. Artists have been asked to use the term Cosmology (defined as the science of the origin and development of the universe) as an inspirational starting point.

Nacimiento Popular

Dec. 13, 2019 – Jan. 7, 2020

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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Unseen Prints

Dec. 13, 2019 – Mar. 10, 2020

Unseen Prints from the Mexic-Arte Museum Collection features various forms of printmaking, from serigraphs to lithography. 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.

Dia de los Muertos & Community Altars

Sep. 13, 2019 – Nov. 24, 2019

Mexic-Arte Museum presents ​The 36th Annual Día de Los Muertos Exhibition.​ This exhibition incorporates community ofrendas, mojigangas, and selections from the Permanent Collection. It is on view from September 13, 2019 – November 24, 2019.

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Expresiones en Esculturas, Expressions in Sculptures

Jun. 21, 2019 – Aug. 25, 2019

Expresiones en Esculturas, Expressions in Sculptures is an exhibition of sculptures selected from the contemporary art collection. 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.

Young Latinx Artists 24: BUEN VIVIR/VIVIR BIEN

Jun. 21, 2019 – Aug. 25, 2019

The 24th edition of this exhibit is dedicated to the professional development of emerging Latinx artists and curators. Guest curated by Tatiane Schilaro Santa Rosa, YLA 24 brings together the works of 11 Latinx artists to explore the theme of buen vivir or good living.

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

Mar. 29, 2019 – Jun. 2, 2019

Crossing the Line: Drawings from the Mexic-Arte Museum Permanent Collection exhibited the works of more than forty artists that 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.

La Huella Magistral

Jan. 25, 2019 – Jun. 3, 2019

The exhibition spotlights prints in Consejo Gráfico’s third Portfolio Exchange. Founded in 2000, Consejo Gráfico is an independent group of printmaking workshops formed to advance the legacy and viability of Latinx printmaking in the United States. mentor’s preferred medium or recognizable style.

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Mix ‘n’ Mash: Migration

Jan. 25, 2019 – Feb. 10, 2019

Mexic-Arte’s 10th Annual Mix ‘n’ Mash Exhibit & Art Sale,Migration, features work from over 200 local artists.

Nacimientos: Traditional Mexican Nativity Scenes

Dec. 7, 2018 – Jan. 6, 2019

Our annual Nacimientos exhibit presents the custom of Nacimentos that survives in present-day Mexico as a visual amalgam of indigenous pre-Columbian and Spanish Colonial representations.

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The Art of Olinalá

Jun. 15, 2018 – Aug. 26, 2018

The Art of Olinalá spotlights works by Olinalá artisans of the state of Guerrero, located on the Pacific Coast of Southwest Mexico. It is on view from June 15, 2018 – August 26, 2018.

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Desert Triangle Print Carpeta

Jan. 26, 2018 – Jan. 26, 2018

Desert Triangle Print Carpeta featured the work of 30 printmakers from the Southwest, produced in 14 different studios across the “desert triangle” region in 2015.

Mix ‘n’ Mash: Latina legends

Dec. 8, 2017 – Jan. 7, 2018

Mexic-Arte’s 8th Annual Mix ‘n’ Mash Exhibit & Art Sale, Latina Legends, features work from over 200 local artists.

Nacimientos: Traditional Mexican Nativity Scenes

Dec. 8, 2017 – Jan. 7, 2018

Nacimientos: Traditional Mexican Nativity Scenes presents the custom of Nacimentos that survives in present-day Mexico as a visual amalgam of indigenous pre-Columbian and Spanish Colonial representations.

Love to Death: Community Altars

Sep. 15, 2017 – Nov. 26, 2017

Love to Death: Community Altars coincides with the Museum’s 34th Annual Día de los Muertos Celebration.

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Diego y Frida: A Smile in the Middle of the Way

Sep. 15, 2017 – Nov. 26, 2017

Diego y Frida: A Smile in the Middle of the Way is a photography exhibition that presents the encounters and discussions of this famous couple of the twentieth century through photographs.

Capricho

Jul. 14, 2017 – Aug. 27, 2017

This exhibit activates the archives of artist Mark Menjivar’s late grandfather, Joe Font, who extensively photographed various places in Latin America for over 30 years.

Young Latino Artists 22: ¡Ahora!

Jul. 14, 2017 – Aug. 27, 2017

The 22nd YLA brings together the works of 8 Latinx artists to explore gender restrictions, immigration politics, cultural heritage, and privilege.

Mix ‘n’ Mash:XOXO 

Feb. 10, 2017 – Mar. 4, 2017

Mexic-Arte’s 8th Annual Mix ‘n’ Mash Exhibit & Art Sale, XOXO, features work from over 200 local artists.

Nacimientos: Traditional Nativity Scenes from Mexico

Dec. 19, 2016 – Jan. 29, 2017

Nacimientos: Traditional Nativity Scenes from Mexico presented the tradition of Nacimientos that survives in present-day Mexico as a visual amalgam of indigenous pre-Colombian and Spanish Colonial representations.

Icons & Symbols of the Borderland

Sep. 18, 2016 – Nov. 13, 2016

The work displayed in Icons and Symbols of the Borderland are by artists from the El Paso-based Juntos Art Association. The exhibition showcases socio-political issues, immigration topics, and religious iconography.

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.

Changarrito Project 2015-2016

Jun. 18, 2016 – Aug. 28, 2016

Selections from the Collection 2015-2016 highlights works of art acquired during the Changarrito Residencies at the Mexic-Arte Museum.

Mix ‘n’ Mash: Lotería

Dec. 8, 2015 – Jan. 7, 2016

Mexic-Arte’s 7th Annual Mix ‘n’ Mash Exhibit & Art Sale features work from over 200 local artists.

Community Altars: Ofrendas Inspired from the States of Mexico

Sep. 12, 2015 – Nov. 22, 2015

The exhibit represents the Mexic-Arte Museum’s quest, which spanned more than three decades, to inform the public about the significance of the celebration. This project illustrates the impact that Mexic-Arte Museum has made in the Austin community.

Young Latino Artists 20: Within Reach

Jun. 12, 2015 – Aug. 23, 2015

The 20th YLA, Within Reach, features nine artists whose work intersects by using the main themes of destruction/negation and re-interpretation/revitalization.

Serie Project: Special Editions

Jun. 12, 2015 – Jul. 12, 2015

Serie Project: Special Edition featured prints produced separately from the “Serie Editions that originated commissions, invitations, special projects, or separate portfolios.

Mix ‘n’ Mash: Lotería! 

Dec. 5, 2014 – Jan. 4, 2015

Mexic-Arte’s 6th Annual Mix ‘n’ Mash Exhibit & Art Sale features work from over 200 local artists.

Miradas: Ancient Roots in Modern and Contemporary Mexican Art

Sep. 19, 2014 – Nov. 23, 2014

Miradas: Ancient Roots in Modern and Contemporary Mexican Art, is a unique exhibition of one of the most extensive corporate collections in the U.S. and takes a close look at the paintings, prints, and photographs created over the past 80 years.

Community Altars

Sep. 13, 2014 – Nov. 4, 2014

Mexic-Arte Museum invited community members and visual artists to celebrate the Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) holiday (November 1–2). To honor the dead, artists will create ornate altars consisting of traditional adornments.

Women of the Serie Project

Jun. 13, 2014 – Sep. 7, 2014

In conjunction with YLA 19, Women of the Serie Project highlights women artists who have participated in the Serie Project, Inc. residency program.

Young Latino Artists 19 : Y Que?

Jun. 13, 2014 – Sep. 7, 2014

The 19th annual YLA exhibition Y, Qué? was guest curated by the Más Rudas Chicana Collective. Y, Qué? (“and what!”) is a bold gesture of unflinching existence as well as an affirmation of the state of multiple identities.

Illustrating Anarchy and Revolution

Mar. 15, 2014 – Jun. 1, 2014

Illustrating Anarchy and Revolution evolved from a partnership between the La Casa de El Hijo del Ahuizote Museum and The University of Texas at Austin’s Center for Mexican American Studies (CMAS) academic conference. This survey exhibition extends the conference’s thematic analysis of Mexico’s Flores Magón brothers

Selections from the Tita Griesbach Collection

Dec. 13, 2013 – Jan. 13, 2014

The exhibited selections from Griesbach’s collection highlight abstract, figurative experiences, and the artist’s ability to create nostalgia for a history that acts as both illusion and fact.

Community Altars

Sep. 20, 2013 – Nov. 28, 2013

The Community Altars exhibition displays local artists, school groups, and activists revisiting their family members, friends, and loved ones who have passed. 

Serie Project XX

Jun. 17, 2013 – Sep. 8, 2013

In 1993, Sam Coronado founded the Serie Project, a non-profit Latino arts organization dedicated to the fine art of serigraphy. Serie Project XX features prints created by artists a part of the residency program.

Young Latino Artists 18: Con/Juntos Exhibition

Jun. 13, 2013 – Sep. 8, 2013

The 18th annual YLA exhibition Con/Juntos, which means “With/Together,” reinforces the importance of joining ideas and individuals with a common cause while referencing the idea of conjuntos, a group of musicians collaborating and unifying their talents to create beautiful music for the public to share.

Masked: Changing Identities

Jan. 25, 2013 – May. 26, 2013

In the Mexic-Arte Museum’s main gallery, Masked: Changing Identities showcases modern Mexican regional masks and their varies uses in folkloric narratives, religious practices, regional pageantry and popular art.

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.

Young Latino Artists 17 : Grafficanos

Jul. 20, 2012 – Sep. 9, 2012

This seventeenth edition of the Young Latino Artists Exhibition, Grafficanos, will feature curated selections by visual artist James Huizar. Grafficanos presents Latino graphic artwork influenced by the graffiti art genre.