Past Exhibitions

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.

MX 21-Resistance, Reaffirmation & Resilience

Sep. 17, 2021 – Feb. 27, 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.

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.

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.

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

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. It is on view from December 13, 2019 – March 10, 2020.

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

The Mexic-Arte Museum presents an exhibition of sculptures selected from the contemporary art collection, donated and collected over the past 35 years thanks to the support of generous artists and donors.

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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Mix ‘n’ Mash: Migration

Jan. 25, 2019 – Feb. 10, 2019

Mix ‘n’ Mash: Migration is on view January 25, 2019 – February 10, 2019. This group exhibition displays a special selection of artworks exploring the theme of migration from over 200 artists created on quality panels donated by Ampersand Art Supply.

Nacimientos: Traditional Mexican Nativity Scenes

Dec. 7, 2018 – Jan. 6, 2019

This exhibit presents the custom of Nacimentos that survives in present-day Mexico as a visual amalgam of indigenous pre-Columbian and Spanish Colonial representations. On display are handmade nativity scenes from the Museum’s Permanent Collection.

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Chapel Shrine: Paintings by John Patrick Cobb

Dec. 7, 2018 – Mar. 3, 2019

This exhibition features Biblically inspired paintings from Austin-based artist John Patrick Cobb. It is on display from December 7, 2018 – March 3, 2019.

Young Latinx Artists 23: Beyond Walls, Between Gates, Under Bridges

Jun. 15, 2018 – Aug. 26, 2018

The 23rd edition of this exhibit is dedicated to the professional development of emerging Latinx artists and curators. Guest curated by Rocha Rochelli, YLA 23 brings together the works of 11 Latinx artists to explore the complexities of the U.S./Mexico border region.

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The Art of Olinalá

Jun. 15, 2018 – Aug. 26, 2018

This exhibit 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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Fotografía y Nuevos Medios: Selections from the Permanent Collection

Jan. 26, 2018 – Jan. 26, 2018

Amassed over the last 35 years, Mexic-Arte Museum’s upcoming exhibition, Fotografía y Nuevos Medios: Selections from the Permanent Collection, explores the plurality of resistance, highlighting varied lineages of Latinx and Latin American resistance.

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Desert Triangle Print Carpeta

Jan. 26, 2018 – Jan. 26, 2018

This exhibition features the work of 30 printmakers from the Southwest, produced in 14 different studios across the “desert triangle” region in 2015. It is on display on January 26, 2018.

Nacimientos: Traditional Mexican Nativity Scenes

Dec. 8, 2017 – Jan. 7, 2018

This exhibit presents the custom of Nacimentos that survives in present-day Mexico as a visual amalgam of indigenous pre-Columbian and Spanish Colonial representations. On display are handmade nativity scenes from the Museum’s Permanent Collection.

Love to Death: Community Altars

Sep. 15, 2017 – Nov. 26, 2017

This exhibit coincides with the Museum’s 34th Annual Celebration of Día de los Muertos. Artists, community groups, and individuals are invited to create commemorative altars dedicated to the lives of influential figures who served the Austin community, figures from popular culture, and loved ones who have passed.

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

Sep. 15, 2017 – Nov. 26, 2017

This photography exhibition presents the encounters and discussions of this famous couple of the twentieth century through photographs from the Museum House-Studio Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo. It is on view from September 15, 2017 – November 26, 2017.

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. The exhibit is on view from July 14, 2017 – August 27, 2017.

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Young Latino Artists 22: ¡Ahora!

Jul. 14, 2017 – Aug. 27, 2017

The 22nd edition of this exhibit is dedicated to the professional development of emerging Latinx artists. YLA 22 brings together the works of 8 Latinx artists to explore gender restrictions, immigration politics, cultural heritage, and privilege.

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Sebastián: The Geometry of Space and Time

Apr. 8, 2017 – Jun. 25, 2017

This exhibit marks the first time world renowed Mexican sculptor Sebastián’s work is shown in the City of Austin. It is on view from April 8, 2017 – June 25, 2017.

Changarrito Project 2015-2016

Apr. 11, 2016 – Aug. 28, 2016

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