Miembros Newsletter: November 2022

A Message from The Director

Mexic-Arte Museum and the City of Austin AIPP Program Call for Artists

You are invited to apply for this exciting opportunity at Mexic-Arte Museum! On Thursday, December 8, 2022, at 6:00 pm, at the Mexic-Arte Museum, the Art in Public Places staff will host an in-person pre-submittal meeting to discuss project opportunities and the application process for Mexic-Arte and other AIPP Calls for Artists.

The City of Austin Art in Public Places program (AIPP), of the Cultural Arts Division and Economic Development Department (EDD), seeks to commission one team of professional visual artists to create site-specific artwork that reflects the mission of the Mexic-Arte Museum. One commission will be awarded for this project. The budget is $260,000. The project budget is inclusive of design, fabrication, installation, engineering, permitting fees, travel, shipping expenses, insurance, and other project-related costs.

Project Description

The vision of this opportunity includes selecting one team of artists to create iconic artwork(s) that will transform the site at Congress Avenue and 5th Street. The selected team of artists will be expected to work collaboratively with Museum stakeholders and the immediate community to propose and ultimately design, fabricate, and install one or more artworks that are interactive or programmable and contribute to the site as a placekeeping icon for downtown Austin. The artworks should endow respect while celebrating and honoring the cultural contributions of Hispanic, Latino and Mexican American heritage. Currently, a new facility is being developed for the Mexic-Arte Museum to house its priceless art and heritage collection. Additional information will be provided to the selected artists or artist teams. This opportunity is limited to teams of artists based in Texas, with at least one artist residing in Austin. All team members must be at least 18 years of age. Selected artists must have lived experience with or relating to Mexican American culture and heritage. Applicants not meeting these eligibility requirements will be withdrawn from consideration. For additional information see link – Apply for the Mexic-Arte Museum Open Call

Art in Public Places (AIPP) collaborates with local and nationally-known artists to include the history and values of our community into cultural landmarks that have become cornerstones of Austin’s identity. The City of Austin was the first municipality in Texas to make a commitment to include works of art in construction projects. By ordinance, 2% of eligible capital improvement project budgets are allocated to commission or purchase art for that site.

The U.S. Latinx Forum Presented the Second Installment of “X as Intersection” Series

The U.S. Latinx Art Forum presented the second installment of “X as Intersection: Latinx Artists in Conversation,” a four-part virtual public program series featuring virtual conversations with fellows from the inaugural cohort of the Latinx Artist Fellowship. “The Present Moment,” the second installment, took place on Wednesday, November 16, 2022.This virtual event was co-hosted by Mexic-Arte Museum in Austin, Texas, and the National Museum of Mexican Art in Chicago, Illinois. It featured artists Maria Gaspar, mulowayi iyaye nonó (Las Nietas de Nonó), Consuelo Jimenez Underwood, and Vincent Valdez. The conversation was co-moderated by Sylvia Orozco, Cofounder and Executive Director of Mexic-Arte Museum, and Cesáreo Moreno, Visual Arts Director and Chief Curator of the National Museum of Mexican Art.

“Latinx artists are the multidisciplinary voices of our communities: their creative practices express our disparities, desires, and diligence,” said Sylvia Orozco, Cofounder and Executive Director, Mexic-Arte Museum. “The way that their work records and responds to this moment offers poignant signposts for tomorrow. These artists’ works are examples of the reality and challenges of today within our communities.”

As another tumultuous year in a divided country comes to a close, it is often artists that offer the most perceptive understanding of the present moment. During this event, the artists discussed what they see from within their communities as they generate work that confronts these circumstances. All utilizing different media, these artists create artwork that spans the country while referencing urgent situations encountered in the world around them.

“The diversity among this second cohort of fellows is as extensive as the different locations where they live and work. Their perspectives, from distinct places in the country, provides us with a wide-ranging panorama of our Latinx communities – their inquiries and their labor,” said Cesáreo Moreno, Visual Arts Director and Chief Curator, National Museum of Mexican Art. “The subjects, raised in conversation, are key points of entry toward understanding and perhaps even resolutions. They are an ongoing dialogue among a group of forward-looking artists with distinct voices.” The panelists offered diverse perspectives on contemporary issues in our community, and the discussion was well received by the public. Stay tuned for the next public program, “X as Intersection: Latinx Artists in Conversation”.


Maria Gaspar is an interdisciplinary artist whose practice addresses issues of spatial justice to amplify, mediate, or divert structures of power through individual and collective gestures.

Consuelo Jimenez Underwood is a contemporary fiber artist whose work ranges from delicate miniature tapes- tries to monumental fiber and mixed media installations juxtaposing the natural beauty and ecological destruction along the US/Mexico border.

Las Nietas de Nonó: The afro-diasporic siblings, mulowayi and mapenzi are Las Nietas de Nonó. In their creative process, they evoke ancestral memory through personal archives. Their practice incorporates performance, found objects, organic materials, ecology, fiction, video and installation.

Vincent Valdez is a visual artist whose drawn and painted subjects remark on a universal struggle within various socio-political arenas and eras.

About the Latinx Artist Fellowship:

Designed to address the systemic and longstanding lack of support for Latinx art and artists, the Latinx Artist Fellowship awards $50,000 each year to a multigenerational cohort of 15 Latinx visual artists for an initial commitment of five years. Administered by the U.S. Latinx Art Forum in collaboration with the New York Foundation for the Arts, and supported by the Mellon Foundation and the Ford Foundation, this award is the first significant prize of its kind and celebrates the plurality and diversity of Latinx artists and aesthetics. For more information on the Latinx Artist Fellowship, visit mellon.org/latinx-artist-fellowship/.

Executive Director

Sylvia Orozco

Special Events

Thank You for Making Viva la Vida 2022 Memorable!

Mexic-Arte would like to thank everyone who attended and helped out at the annual Viva la Vida Festival and Parade in Downtown Austin. The city’s largest and longest-running Day of the Dead event was held on Saturday, October 29, 2022 from 12-6 pm. We enjoyed seeing the community celebrate the holiday, traditions, and culture with us. Viva la Vida was co-sponsored by the City of Austin and presented by the Austin Convention Center. The 39th Annual Viva la Vida returned in person, after being held virtually the past two years due to the pandemic.

Again, we would like to thank those who helped make it possible! From parade participants, vendors, volunteers, performers, staff, and sponsors — we could not have done it without you.

Thanks for supporting Mexic-Arte and joining our event. See you again in 2023 for our 40th year!


Highlighting ELA 26: Histories of Transformation / Historias de Transformación Artists

This month we would like to highlight three of the artists in ELA 26 – Isabel Ann Castro & Natasha I. Hernandez of St. Sucia and Christian Cruz.

St. Sucia, Issues; I, II, XIV, XI, IV, VII, X,
(December 2014 – January 2019). Paper zine, 8.5” x 5 ½”

St. Sucia is a submission-based international feminist Latina/Latinx zine. Created in 2014 by Art Director Isabel Ann Castro and Editor Natasha I. Hernandez in San Antonio Texas, it published 14 issues. The zine is currently studied at various universities in Latino, Chicano, Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality studies. It has been added to libraries around the country, was featured in museums and galleries in Los Angeles, Houston, and New York, and is archived at The Benson Latin American Collection.

Christian Cruz, Cremation Cleanse Zine
Page (Digital Collage) Ed. 1/3, 2022. Inkjet print, vintage photo, mixed media with shadowbox frame,
31” x 41” x 2.5”

Christian Cruz is a conceptual artist working in performance installation, mixed media Assemblage, and a multitude of genres. She is an arts educator to museums, non-profits, and private institutions. She is the founder of Dallas Performance Art Index, an online archive and Artist Mama Fund, an annual grant-giving initiative for artists who are single mothers. Cruz was recently seen at Nasher Sculpture Center, presenting sculptures and a durational performance lasting 8 weeks. Currently, she is a Graduate Candidate for a master’s degree in visual and Performance Arts from the University of Texas at Dallas. She created Cremation Cleanse while attending EmergeNYC.

ELA Conversations #2: Pushing for Transformation

On Thursday, December 1, 2022 at 7:00 pm, ELA curators Isabel Servantez and Luisa Fernanda Perez will moderate the second in a series of three panel discussions of ELA artists. This discussion will include Daniel Calderon-Arenas, Isabel Ann Castro, Natasha I. Hernandez, Gabi Magaly, and Fabian Guerrero. These artists, brought together because of their similar focuses on pushing for change in art-making practices and Latinx culture will discuss their creative practices and this year’s ELA theme of transformation. The discussion will be shown live on our Facebook page.

ELA Conversations #1: Reimaginando Espacios / Reimagining Spaces

On Tuesday, November 2, 2022, ELA co-curator Isabel Servantez moderated the first in a series of three panel discussions of ELA artists. This first discussion included Sarah Ayala, Galileo Gonzalez, Saúl Hernández, Chantal Lesley, and Angeles Salinas. If you missed this panel discussion, you can watch it on our Facebook page.

Open Call for the 2023 Changarrito Residency at Mexic-Arte

The Changarrito Art Cart Residency is a monthly digital and in-person residency. Selected artists show their artwork at Mexic-Arte Museum the last two weekends of the month. When showing their artwork at the museum, selected artists are able to sell their artwork, keeping 100% of sales. On the last Thursday of the month, selected artists are interviewed on Instagram Live by the Mexic-Arte Museum Curator of Exhibitions and Director of Programs, Isabel Servantez. The deadline for the 2023 Changarrito open call is Sunday, December 4, 2022.

Mery Godigna Collet – Window Installation for Austin Studio Tour

As part of the 2022 Austin Studio Tour Mery Godigna Collet presented her artworks Graft 22 and Sunrise.

“In the series GRAFTS, the artist wants to start a conversation about cultural appropriation vs. cultural appreciation and how the different cultural influences have affected what we recognize as our own culture. Using driftwood and pebbles collected during meditative walks, she builds these “grafts” with the use of cotton thread, creating minimalist surreal sculptural amalgamations. Credible and yet magical. This apparently simple piece is a very complex one where once again she manages synthesize all that complexity. Our identity is formed by multiple experiences that are threaded together. Our sense of “self” is something that must be constructed. The selection of 2 materials, wood, and pebble, also talks about dualities of conscious and unconscious, male, and female, past and present. It also talks about the constant clashes between principles as liberty and equality, justice and mercy, impartiality and love and the search of a precarious equilibrium. The bounding also signifies how relationships are held together and maybe a fear of separation and abandonment from the different influences that composes the “self”. Through the selection of materials, the artist is reminding us that, as a society or as individuals, we are deeply rooted to earth.”

“SUNRISE is a big 9 by 6 feet canvas, and has 5 handkerchiefs, made of gauze fabric. These handkerchiefs are an allegory to tears of the past and those of the future if we don’t heed nature’s warnings. These fabrics are hanging from barb wire and in the background, we can see a dark and somber landscape, full of anxiety and moments of pain. There are also bird images on the canvas, but they appear just as a memory of birds, like extracted from the pages of some old book. The marks of counting appear chalklike as a reminder that we don’t have much more time left to atone our actions. This is a way for the artist to call to reflection about our attitude towards the environment. She says: ‘is like if we are sleep walking towards our own destruction.’”

Mery Godigna Collett, Sunrise, 2022. Mixed media. 6’ x 9’
Mery Godigna Collett, GRAFT |
INJERTO, 2022. Mixed media. 4’ x 3’ x 1 ½’


Los Muertos Visitan el Museo/The Dead Visit the Museum: The Art of the Piñatas

In honor of Día de los Muertos, the dead visited the Mexic-Arte Museum in the form of piñatas! From our Viva la Vida celebration on October 29th to November 20th, we displayed our Los Muertos Visitan el Museo/The Dead Visit the Museum exhibit in the main gallery; consisting of Las Catrinas sculptures from the Mexic-Arte Museum’s Permanent Collection in recognition of the tradition and the craft of piñatas. They were created by Monica and Sergio Lejarazu, Austin-based artists inspired by the piñata format and further embellishing the sculptures with costumes, paint, papier mache, and tissue paper.

The history of the piñata can actually be dated back to Chinese history, when paper figures were filled with seeds and broken as a way to bring good luck. It is thought that Marco Polo saw this celebration in China and brought it back to Italy. In Italian culture it was named pignatta, or “fragile pot” and the piñatas were typically used during the first Sunday of Lent, when a fiesta would be held called the “Dance of the Piñata.” Over time, the piñata started to become more and more decorative as people began covering it in ribbons and fabrics as part of the celebration.

In the 16th century, Spanish missionaries who came to North America used the brightly colored piñatas to attract converts to their ceremonies. However, the Mayans already had a similar tradition, where they hit pots covered with feathers with a stick to release tiny treasures inside. These people, known for their great love of sports, played a game while hitting their version of the piñata by covering their eyes and hitting the pot while it was suspended with a string.

Together, these two traditions came together to form the piñata many people know today — the colorful, decorative paper piñata. While they used to have much more religious symbolism, today they are used more for celebrations and birthdays. There are many different types and styles of piñatas. Most kids will have cartoon shaped piñatas at their parties, while others are shaped like people, fruits, and other everyday objects. In Mexico, star shaped piñatas are popular around Christmas.

“The History of Pinatas… Brought to You by Borracha.” Borracha Mexican Cantina, January 15, 2019. https://borrachavegas.com/the-history-of-pinatas-brought-to-you-by-borracha/.


Akins High School Wings Up Mural Reveal

Mexic-Arte Museum held a mural reveal ceremony at Akins High School on November 10, 2022 to showcase the work of participating art students and master artist Ruben Esquivel. The mural takes up three walls in a high-traffic stairwell on campus by the fine arts building and is intended to capture what it means to be a part of the Akins High School community. Students did this with the goal of creating a permanent and timeless visual composition.

The mural, created by the students and Esquivel, is easily the most ambitious workshop in the premiering fiscal year. Students were mentored by Esquivel on every part of the mural-making process, from dealing with pricing the project for a quote to reflecting on the purpose and impacts of murals. amArte is Mexic-Arte Museum’s education outreach program, funded by Austin Public Health’s Office of Violence Prevention.

Mary Ann Ambray’s Storytelling with La Catrina at Viva La Vida

Mary Ann Ambray during La Catrina storytelling event at Viva La Vida on October 29, 2022. Photo by Cesar Enriquez

As part of the 2022 Viva la Vida Fest, the Mexic-Arte Museum partnered with Austin Public Library and Mary Ann Ambray to bring to our special community programming that highlighted the Día de los Muertos tradition. 

Visitors of all ages were able to enjoy a Día de Los Muertos shadow puppet show, a cultural performance, and a family storytelling event with La Catrina!

In a conversation with the artist, Ambray mentioned that when she was growing up, she wasn’t familiar with the tradition. Still, as an emerging artist, she participated in events with other artists and became aware of this celebration. Ambray decided to continue to expose diverse communities to the heritage of Día de los Muertos. 

“[Fellow Chicana artist] Santa Barraza was having a Día de los Muertos exhibition of installed altars and invited me to participate in the opening. Both Mexic-Arte and Santa Barraza introduced me to the meaning and tradition of Día de los Muertos. To this day, I honor and practice this celebration,” said Ambray.

Mexic-Arte Education Team at ESB-MACC’s Día de los Muertos Celebration

Mexic-Arte participated in the 15th annual Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center’s Día de los Muertos celebration, where the ESB-MACC invited the public “to celebrate the lives of our ancestors, family and friends, veterans, and public figures” at the Zocalo plaza. Mexic-Arte Education Associates had a table on the plaza, where they provided instruction and assistance to young visitors to make a pop up altar or skull mask with paper templates. Mexic-Arte provided an additional Day of the Dead virtual activity book for visitors to learn more about Día de los Muertos traditions and make more Día de los Muertos art at home. You can view Mexic-Arte’s Day of the Dead Activity Guide here.

The event also featured, vendors, food, music, Pre-Columbian dancing and ballet folklorico performances, Austin’s first Latinx comic book convention (MexAmeriCon), local Womxn of Color-centered marketplace, and an interactive shadow puppet show by the Austin Public Library.

Tamalada at Travis Early College High School

On Tuesday, November 15, Mexic-Arte Museum education associate José Martinez and Chef Mariano Ruiz helped Travis Hospitality & Culinary Arts students kick off their Tamalada week. Students were able to master making traditional tamales, as well as learning the rich history and culture of tamaladas. Throughout the week, students were able to make 1,000 tamales to share with their community before the Thanksgiving break.

The Tamalada has been on hold since 2019 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Now, students hope to share this tradition with their community and school. This tradition is known as the time where families gather during the holiday season to cook, prepare, and eat the dish together.

La Última y Nos Vamos! Recepción de Despedida al Fandango de los Muertos 2022

The Proyecto Teatro held a farewell reception at Mexic-Arte Museum on November 3 to celebrate all the artists that are part of the Fandango de los Muertos 2022 and close their Day of the Dead festivities. There was an intimate concert with Los Hidalguenses and Ampersan (both visiting from Mexico). Los Hidalguenses played lively Huapango music on the stage decorated with cempasuchitl flowers. There were delicious snacks and rich Tequila sponsored by Carabuena Tequila. The event was free to the public. Proyecto Teatro is an Austin based performing arts non-profit organization, directed by Luis Ordaz Gutiérrez, committed to preserving and promoting Latino culture through arts programing presented entirely in Spanish.

Proyecto Teatro goes beyond being a theater company, it serves as a cultural organization and a social project. Proyecto Teatro’s vision is to make the arts accessible to the entire community, with a focus on the Latino population, in order to reduce the sociocultural differences of the present society.

Welcome our Education Intern, Amanda!

I’m Amanda Garcia! I’m from the Rio Grande Valley, and in Austin studying English, Sociology, and Creative Writing at UT Austin. On campus, I’m the Policy Director for the Senate of College Councils and an advocate for survivor justice in the Title IX office. I love being an intern at Mexic-Arte’s Education department, and am so appreciative of the work and outreach they do in Austin schools! I’m looking forward to eventually helping with programming education at the museum, and translating my experiences here for when I teach in my own classroom after I graduate. When I’m not working, I’m either reading (currently reading Babel by R.F. Kuang), writing poetry or fiction, or baking like a grandma. 

Groups of School Students Tour the Museum

As winter finally settles in, our galleries continue to fill with students from all over the Austin region – all excited to learn more about our exhibits and the celebration of Día de Los Muertos with our community ofrenda. During September, we gave a tour to our friends from Walnut Creek Elementary. This visit was special as it coincided with Mexic-Arte Museum’s director Sylvia Orozco’s birthday; first and second graders sang Happy Birthday/Feliz Cumpleaños to Sylvia.

We thank all our school partners for their interest in our museum!

If you want to schedule a tour, you can do so here. For any general questions not included on our webpage page, please email


Welcome Adrienne Brown, Development Coordinator!

Adrienne Brown graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology and Government. Her passion for community education and organizing led her to spend the last four years working on campaigns at the local and federal level, serving as a communications liaison for the City of Austin, and running the voter advocacy and registration arm of a local non-profit organization. Adrienne’s love for art and museums began at a young age and has continued into adulthood, making this step an exciting full-circle. A lifelong writer and reader, Adrienne is thrilled to take up the mantle as Development Coordinator. Working at Mexic-Arte is a realization of years of passion for diversity and history, and she looks forward to being able to expand the scope of the museum. When she is not working, Adrienne enjoys traveling, reading, and playing with her two cats.

Welcome 2022-23 Teaching Artists – Screen It!

These artists teach screen printing to students in underserved schools in Austin in partnership with the City of Austin’s Community Youth Development and The Office of Violence Prevention. The students complete a screen printing project where they create their own designs to screen print onto a T-shirt that they get to keep and proudly wear. 

The students complete a screen printing project where they create their own designs to screen print onto a T-shirt that they get to keep and proudly wear. 

Screen It! is the Mexic-Arte Museum’s award-winning visual arts program that promotes confidence and entrepreneurial skills through screen printing instructions, free of cost to schools and students. Screen It! introduces students to the basic principles of screen printing and related careers in the art field. Screen printing is an art technique often not offered in public schools due to costs and the process involved. Nonetheless, the Mexic-Arte Museum Screen It! program makes it accessible to all students through funding generously provided by the City of Austin Community Youth Development Program and The Office of Violence Prevention.

Learn more about Screen It!

Kaelyn Huang is a multidisciplinary artist whose focus is in oil painting, screen printing, and photography. Since graduating from the University of Texas at Austin with a BFA in studio art in 2020, Kaelyn has been expanding her photography career, as well as teaching the arts to children. She has greatly enjoyed the past 2 months teaching screen printing at Austin schools and is excited to continue working with Mexic-Arte. You can find her work at www.Kaelyn.com.

Ale Moreno (they/she) grew up in Houston, Texas, and has lived in Austin since 2017. Ale Moreno is graduating from The University of Texas at Austin this Fall 2022, majoring in Environmental Engineering with certificates in Teaching Secondary STEM and in Digital Arts and Media. Their last creative project was titled Resonance, an animated 4-episode series played out like a radio show, with a focus on audio mixing and design. The themes most of Ale’s projects follow revolve around fears, learning lessons, and growing – heavy on emotional vulnerability. Ale’s hope is to inspire others to be more vulnerable with themselves.

Ale Moreno is one of our latest teaching artists who’s taught screen printing and print-making at South Austin schools in partnership with the museum and the city. She enjoys working with students and encouraging them to do things they were too scared to do. Luckily, she stays close to her roots and continues to draw and paint in her free time. You can also catch more of Ale live on the radio every Friday night (10-11 pm) on KVRX 91.7 FM as DJ Hierba Malita (@hierbamalita).

Liz Newton is an artist from Fort Worth, TX pursuing a BFA in studio art at The University of Texas at Austin. She specializes in painting, drawing, and printmaking, but she also enjoys photography. At a very young age, she opened commissions to clients while also selling her art in a local gift shop until 2017. Since then she has created a variety of works such as murals, tattoos, album covers, short comics, invitations, a web-series poster, children’s book illustrations, and wedding decorations. Her practice involves creating paintings and drawings that capture moments often taken for granted and provoke a sense of nostalgia. It is easy for Liz to feel as though time is moving too quickly, so her art functions as a way to stop time, even for a moment. Liz is very excited to work as a teaching artist for the Mexic-Arte Museum, teaching grade school students how to screen print. Her love for art began at a very young age, and she kept practicing because of her 2nd-grade art teacher’s encouragement. Liz is passionate about walking with people through situations she has experienced herself, so her goal is to encourage and guide her students in the same way she was as a young artist.

Angel Ortega has been teaching with the Mexic-Arte Museum Screen-It program since 2021. She is the owner of Garzig Shop which specializes in graphic design and illustration. When she’s not designing, Angel can be found chasing her dogs, listening to heavy metal music, and watching wrestling.

Izzy Porter-Hyatt is a printmaker, painter and illustrator from Baltimore, Maryland. She Recently moved from Philadelphia, where she completed her B.F.A. in Printmaking from the Tyler School of Art and Architecture through Temple University.

Porter-Hyatt works in a variety of mediums, focusing on printmaking as a tool to mass produce and manipulate her drawings. Her work provides an analysis of cultural, psychological, and social issues from her perspective on sexuality, American culture, identity, and behavior. Izzy uses shapes of saturated color and specific line work to support her content and communicate the nuances of human behavior that she can’t express with language. Izzy is currently a teaching artist for the Mexic-Arte Museum. Izzy loves the opportunity to connect with her community through her art, and spread the knowledge of printmaking!

Sophie Turok is an artist from Salt Lake City, Utah. She graduated from Bard College in 2020 with a degree in Studio Arts. She lives in Austin and works in painting and sculpture. Turok teaches screen printing to youth in underserved schools in partnership with Mexic-Arte and the City of Austin.

Welcome Our New Store Associates, Tay & Monica!

Tay Hall is a multidisciplinary artist and University of Texas at Austin alum with a BBA in Consulting and Change Management. With a background in facilitative and operational roles within local nonprofits, they are excited to be developing further within the arts and cultural institutions. Growing up with the performing arts, they have a lifelong love for music and dance and have also been practicing photography for about a decade. Tay is inspired by interactions between people and their physical environments, sensory experiences, and realms of folklore. Their recent interests have been tap dance and stereoscopic photography, and their past work is displayed at tayhallstudio.com. They are very grateful for the opportunity to be surrounded by and engaged with art and the community here at Mexic-Arte.

Monica Bushong is a Mexican-American artist and musician born and raised in what is today called Austin, TX. With a BA in Religious Studies and a BA in Art History from Rhodes College in Memphis, TN, she returned to the Austin art scene in 2018 and helped create ContraCommon Gallery/Studio/Workshops in West Austin. Since the pandemic, she has been a creativity guide for students of all ages while also bringing her art practice MINDSOUP to markets and shops around town and to her global online audience!

The MINDSOUP maker uses abstract shapes and multicolored materials to transform the world around us into a playground of color changing canvases and light-bouncing BLOPS – a return to ancestral wisdom translated through new age Alchemy.  Explore the creative endeavors @minds0up!


New in the Mexic-Arte Museum Store: Christmas Greeting Cards!

Check out our latest greeting cards, available in-store and online! And also browse our new Christmas products when you visit the museum store this holiday season. 

Mexic-Arte Museum Takes Part in Downtown Holiday Stroll 2022!

Happy Y’allidays! We’re participating in the Downtown Austin Alliance’s Holiday Passport this year. Enter to win prizes when you make purchases at participating downtown businesses, like ours, from now until 1/7.

Join the Downtown Austin Alliance and KUT/KUTX on December 3 from 5-10 pm, for this year’s annual Holiday Stroll and Sing Along.

We hope to see you soon!

Show us your Holiday Passport at checkout and get our $25 Individual Membership special!

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