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For Adults, Families, and Schools. Spanish tours upon request*

Tours

Guided tours of Mexic–Arte Museum exhibitions provide students and adults with a unique cultural experience. Tours are an engaging way to expose all age groups to current exhibitions and a fun opportunity to learn about traditional and contemporary Mexican, Latinx, and Chicanx art from MAM’s knowledgeable staff.

Tours are customized to focus on current exhibitions and can be tailored to focus on K-12 education, the community, or specific collections; tours in English and Spanish are available for museum guests. Below are downloadable Gallery Guides from recent exhibitions.

*Please see store associate for info

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Screen It!

Mexic-Arte Museum’s Screen It program connects students to the Austin art community and guides them in developing their art skills as a tool of expression and a useful entrepreneurial tradeskill. It encourages students to express themselves reatively in a safe learning environment. Students create meaningful, personalized artwork that they can wear proudly, such as T-shirts, reusable shopping bags, and/or posters. Screen printing is an art form that has a strong history associated with Civil Rights movements of the 1960’s and 1970’s, when activists used screen printing to reclaim public art and send messages through visual representation. By learning this art form, students make a positive connection to their cultural identity, and gain self-respect and cultural pride. Screen printing is an art technique that is often not offered in public schools due to costs and the process involved, however MAM’s Screen It program makes it accessible to all students.

All education programs are TEKS aligned and conducted by practicing artist educators at local schools as well as blended online learning curriculum. Funding for this program is generously provided by Community Youth Development through a grant from the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services and Austin Public Health through the City of Austin.

Education Resources

The Mexic-Arte Museum provides various educational resources for all ages. Whether you’re researching data for your next school project or simply looking at ways you could get more involved with the Mexic-Arte Museum, it’s all here!

Professional Development
& Workshops

Mexic–Arte Museum’s Education Department offers Professional Development training, workshops and resource materials for teachers from all subject areas and grade levels in the greater Austin area. The MAM Education Department will provide the tools needed to help educators bring art and culture to the classroom that strengthens creative problem solving, cultural identity, historical knowledge using Mexican experience and perspective. Sessions will include hands-on activities, lesson planning, artist presentations, and other strategies for incorporating artists and their works into your classroom. Mexic-Arte Museum is a TEA approved provider of CPE hours.

Gallery Guides

Exhibition–specific Gallery Guides may supplement a gallery tour or be used in the classroom as part of a post–tour activity. Below are downloadable Gallery Guides from recent exhibitions:

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Media Mixers

Mexic-Arte Museum’s Media Mixers are a series of informal after hours art-making and discussion classes for all skill levels on the last Wednesday of odd numbered months. Museum Education Associates and artists create a workshop or lecture around current exhibit works and themes. Media Mixers are a unique opportunity for members of the community to get up close and personal with professional artists, their work as well as learn art making techniques. Media Mixers are open to the public with the price of admission and always free to members. Admission includes all materials for the workshop as well as refreshments. Guests take home their projects at the end of the event.

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Corporate Partnerships

The Mexic-Arte Museum’s Education Department is dedicated to education and enrichment through art and culture and believes that discussing and creating art are vital to personal development. We facilitate programs to fit the needs, abilities and interests of community groups and organizations. MAM works with a variety of mission-driven community organizations throughout the Austin area to provide professional development and workshop opportunities, corporate membership and portable exhibitions. We also provide digital content to corporate entities as an opportunity to promote cultural, historical and artistic awareness within their company. If you and your organization are interested in benefiting from an arts and culture based outreach program, we would love to hear from you!

Portable Exhibitions Opportunities
The MAM creates a variety of educational materials and portable exhibits that can be rented and used on site at your organization or business for cultural and diversity enrichment and awareness.

Workshops
Hands on, art education activities for team building can be coordinated through the Mexic-Arte Museum’s Education Department. The education staff can provide engaging lessons tailored around culturally relevant subjects or events that are customized for a wide ranged audience.

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Free Sundays

Each week the Mexic-Arte Museum hosts Free Family Sundays. Invite everyone to join and explore our museum and get a free tour at 2:00pm and 3:00pm. Tours in Spanish are always available upon request. The Mexic-Arte Museum also holds Family Days on the last Sunday of even numbered months, which is a free event that allows visitors to learn about art with hands-on activities. On select days, you can also dive into current exhibitions with interactive activities lead by professional artists.

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Family Day Workshops

Domingos Gratis en Familia is a program series held every Sunday at Mexic-Arte Museum sponsored by HEB. Admission is waived for guests of all ages from open to close (12-5pm) and there are two tours of the exhibits at 2:00pm & 3:00pm in English and in Spanish. Family Day Workshops are held bimonthly on the last Sunday of the month when exhibits are up. Museum Education Associates will lead make-and-take activities inspired by artwork in the exhibits. These drop-in, informal workshops are for guests of all ages and abilities and free to attend from 12–5pm.

Internships

Located in the heart of downtown Austin, Mexic-Arte Museum seeks university students to participate in internships for academic credit and educational enrichment. Spring, summer, and fall internships are unpaid and run for 12 weeks with a minimum commitment of 10-15 hours per week during office hours (Monday-Thursday 9am-6pm and Friday 9am-5pm). Mexic-Arte Museum also encourages interns to attend its Public Programs.

Mexic-Arte Museum recognizes the importance of interns and seeks flexible, positive, organized, and self-motivated candidates that can work both independently and collaboratively in a professional setting. Interns will apply their creativity, critical thinking skills, and enthusiasm to a wide range of projects under the mentorship of Mexic-Arte Museum professionals.

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