Artist Alonso Estrada aka The Death Head finished his El Mero Muro, Equidad. Come see the finished mural on the Museum’s north facing wall on Congress Ave. and 5th Street corner! You can view more of Alonso Estrada’s work by visiting his website www.thedeathhead.com. And don’t forget to use #ElMeroMuro on all your El Mero Muro social media posts for a chance to be featured on the Museum’s social media!

Past Mero Muro Murals

About El Mero Muro Program

The Mexic-Arte Museum’s El Mero Muro is a mural program located on the exterior wall of the building on 5th St. and Congress Avenue. Conveying powerful messages of relevant social issues, the outdoor murals of the Museum are in a unique and highly visible area of downtown Austin. Hundreds of vehicles pass by this busy corner of downtown Austin per day, including high volumes of pedestrians who walk past the Museum and its murals. To better attract the viewing public, the Museum commissions artists to create impactful murals using striking images and bilingual messaging. The murals “speak” in words and visual imagery to provoke ideas, address contemporary issues, and generate interest in the community, and also to welcome the public to visit the Museum.

Lead to Live

Apr. 8, 2022

Amado Castillo III and Amado Castillo IV Lead to Live , depicts a tri-colored background reminiscent of the Mexican flag. An ever-growing Austin skyline on the left green section is shown with prominent construction cranes that take up as much space as each iconic building.

The Ofrenda

Oct. 31, 2021

Alonso and Gus Estrada and Jenn Contreras, The Ofrenda Mural, Acrylic, 42’ x 14‘ – This colorful mural depicts a family setting up an ofrenda – a table of offerings- featuring food and treats for deceased family members. In the background, the deceased line up to receive their offerings, pan de muerto, tamales, candies, fruits, beverages and other treats. At the top of the painting, calaveras can be seen participating in the festivities. symbolizing the cycle of life and death.

Somos Historia

Oct. 30, 2021

Luis Abreux, Somos Historia, 2021, Acrylic, 15’2” x 29’ 3” – “My mural is a historical portrait. The satirical style in my work reinforces the theatrics of life and how the most valuable things are relative- like the lives exchanged for gold 500 years ago.”

Equidad

Oct. 30, 2021

Alonso Estrada aka The Death Head, Equidad, Acrylic – “This mural has the purpose of showcasing and representing equity. In education, the term equity refers to the principle of fairness. For years people have been discussing the ways equity can provide our society a way of getting an essential benefit in life, which means everyone can get the same resources.”

Calmar la Mente

Mar. 30, 2016

Born and raised in Austin, Briar Bonifacio is a self-taught muralist and graphic artist whose artwork adorns some of the most popular spots in the city. Largely inspired by cartoon-like imagery, the subjects of Bonifacio’s artworks are usually inanimate objects with human characteristics. Bonifacio’s use of characters multiple times in different artworks gives his artwork a recognizable personality.