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 and work sheets from past exhibitions:

Current Exhibition Gallery Guide:



Mexic-Arte Museum presents the impressive collection of artworks created by many artists utilizing techniques and skills passed down through generations.

This collection has been compiled over the course of the nearly forty years of Mexic-Arte Museum’s history. This exhibition will give light to some of the key master artists in Mexico that have made this art so sought after by people around the world. 



Chicano/a Art

Chicano/a Art, Movimiento y Más en Austen, Tejas 1960s to 1980s highlights Chicano and Chicana artists in Austin, Texas during the Chicano Civil Rights Movement. This exhibition examines, challenges and expands notions on the movement’s aesthetics. 


MX 21

Commemorating major events in history: MX21 is actively participating in Mexico’s remembrance, and reflection on history and current reality here in the U.S., reclaiming and reaffirming shared heritage and experiences through the work of contemporary artists


Day of the Dead

Celebrated by Latinx people in the U.S. and communities in Latin America, Día de los Muertos is an important religious and cultural event. Originating in Mexico, the annual celebration is observed in the United States as part of American popular culture.



This exhibition marks the first time that the Museum will hold a permanent collection exhibition focused exclusively on its contemporary art collection. The works on display represent the concepts, techniques, and subject matter from the Latino community.



Masked showcases Mexican dance and popular masks from the Mexic Arte Museum permanent collection. Each selected mask’s vibrant colors and designs reflect Mexican traditions of indigenous craftsmanship, mythic narratives, and dance rituals.



As part of the Día de los Muertos holiday and celebration (November 1–2), Mexic–Arte Museum invites practitioners to create ornate altars that typically consist of cepasuchitl, foodstuffs, and memorabilia commemorating a deceased individual.


Serie Print Project XIX

The Serie Project’s annual AIR (Artist in Residence) program invites artists to learn the serigraph printmaking technique and create a limited edition of prints, under the guidance of a Master Printer.


31 K Portraits for Peace

In 2011, Diego Huerta and Daniela Gutiérrez began the 31K Portraits for Peace project. The selected images from this yearlong undertaking present the panoply of Mexican life.


Colors on Clay

Colors on Clay explores the history and imagery of San Antonio clay works create during Ethel Wilson Harris’ entrepreneurial endeavors in the early 20th century. Harris provided an outlet for Mexican artisans to cultivate and promote their artworks in the United States.


Imagining Mexico

Imagining Mexico: Expressions in Popular Culture features artwork gathered by Austin area collectors over the last seventy years. These items were selected for their relation to these themes.


La Catrina Mini Piñata

A mini Catrina Piñata template that corresponds with el Dia de los Muertos for a fun hands on activity at home. Cut out the pieces, glue them together and fill with the candy of your choice!

Arte Para Niños

Below are downloadable worksheets that can be printed or completed virtually on any mobile device. Tag (@mexic_artedu on Instagram) or email () with your completed worksheet for a chance to be featured on Mexic-Arte Museum’s social media! All featured advanced art lessons are TEKS aligned, and can be taught in and out of a classroom.