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 past exhibitions:

2022

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. 

2021

MX 21

Commemorating major events in history: the falling of the Tenochtitlán, the invasion by Spain, and the Independence of Mexico. Mexic-Arte Museum will present an exhibition and programs in conjunction with Mexico’s 2021 events, and reaffirm our common cultural history.

2020

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.

2015

Contemporary

Selections from The Contemporary Art Collection, 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.

2013

Masked

Masked: Changing Identities 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.

2012

Altars

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

2012

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.

2012

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.

2011

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.