Miembros Newsletter: September 2023

A Message from the Director

The Fall Brings Exciting Exhibits & Programs – You’re Invited!

Calacas, Sylvia Orozco, Maximo, Pio Pulido and Artist being interviewed by Carlos Velasquez, 1986

On Sept. 22, 2023, Mexic-Arte will open 40 Years of Día de los Muertos – Tradition, Celebration & Continuation. Even before we founded the Museum, Pio Pulido and I were guided by our love for and interest in Mexican traditions. While living in Mexico in 1979, we visited San Andres Mixquic, a small community on the southeast edge of Mexico City, to celebrate Día de los Muertos. Inspired by what we’d experienced, the first Día de los Muertos celebration and exhibition in Austin was born in 1984. First housed at the Arts Warehouse, at 300 San Antonio Street, the celebration and the Museum itself has grown and flourished over the last four decades.

40 Years of Día de los Muertos displays works from the permanent collection, contributions to community ofrendas, and archival materials acquired over the past several decades. Together with the community, Mexic-Arte Museum has transformed Día de los Muertos, a Mexican religious holiday, into a uniquely central Texas celebration of Mexican and Mexican American life and cultural identity. This year, a special section of the exhibition will honor artists that have helped advance Mexic-Arte and the arts in Austin. Join us as we once again celebrate Día de los Muertos!

The Catrina Gala Dinner

We invite you to join the Mexic-Arte Museum at the 2023 Catrina Dinner! 2023’s honorees are Mary J. Andrade, artist and photojournalist; the Honorable Maria Luisa “Lulu” Flores; Edwin R. Jordan, artist and collector; and Elaine Salazar, Ampersand Art Supply. We are so grateful to these individuals for their significant contributions to Mexic-Arte over the years. A spirited annual benefit, the Catrina Dinner recognizes Mexic-Arte’s accomplishments in the visual arts and arts education. This year, we commemorate 39 years of critically acclaimed exhibitions, award-winning educational programs, and unique cultural events. Proceeds from the Catrina Dinner will support Museum programs and operations. Dinner will be prepared by highly acclaimed Fonda San Miguel. To purchase tickets, secure a sponsorship, or read more information about the Catrina Dinner, please visit our website.

The Mexic-Arte Museum Building Progress

Mexic-Arte Board and Staff Members, City staff at design charrette with Architects. Photos by Maia Castillo

On August 9, 2023, members of the Board of Directors, the Building Committee, Mexic-Arte staff, and City of Austin staff met with El Paso-based Exigo Architecture and local firm Cotera + Reed Architects for a Design Charrette to review design options for the new Mexic-Arte building. We are very excited about the proposed designs and the progress on the building project. One of the many historically significant buildings on Congress Avenue, as well as a culturally significant anchor of the 5th Street Mexican American Heritage Corridor and District, Mexic-Arte Museum stands proudly as a pillar of downtown Austin. With the support of Austin voters and the 2018 Bonds they passed, Mexic-Arte Museum will restore the iconic facade of the building and transform the facility into a state of the art cultural institution. We continue to be honored and humbled at the trust we are given to develop this museum dedicated to Mexican American and Latinx art and culture in Austin, and to impact the lives of our community. Thank you, Austin, for your support! 

The Day of the Mexican Grito de Independencia at Republic Square

We invite the community to The Day of the Mexican Grito de Independencia at Republic Square on Sept. 15, 2023. Mexic-Arte Museum is working with the Consulate General of Mexico, the City of Austin, Downtown Austin Alliance, Austin Saltillo Sister Cities Association, and Univision Austin to celebrate the 213th Anniversary of Mexico’s independence. We have evidence of this celebration in Mexican Park, now Republic Square, going back to 1873, making this the 150th anniversary of the tradition in this very spot. Bringing the celebration back to its roots is a key programming element for the 5th Street Mexican American Heritage Corridor and District as Mexic-Arte, the Downtown Austin Alliance, and the broader community look forward to securing official designation recognizing the contributions of Mexicans and Mexican Americans in downtown Austin.

We are grateful for all the support of our Board of Directors, the Museum team, sponsors, artists, and the community that have made these programs and hundreds others possible for the last 39 years. We look forward to many more!

Executive Director

Sylvia Orozco


40 Years of Día de los Muertos Exhibition: September 22, 2023 – January 7, 2024

Detail of Calavera Catrina, José Guadalupe Posada. Zinc etching, 1910.

Día de los Muertos is an annual celebration taking place throughout Mexico, recognizing the cycle of life all people are a part of and a commemoration of the lives of loved ones that have passed away.

In 1984, Mexic-Arte Museum celebrated Día de los Muertos for the first time at the Arts Warehouse in downtown Austin. 40 years later, Mexic-Arte Museum’s Day of the Dead celebration is the longest running Día de los Muertos celebration in Texas.

In recognition of the 40th anniversary of Mexic-Arte’s Día de los Muertos celebration, an exhibition, 40 Years of Día de los Muertos will be on display from Saturday, September 22, 2023 until January 7, 2024.

This exhibition will include artwork from the permanent collection, inspired by icons of Día de los Muertos, including ofrendas like those seen in Mexico, and two-dimensional and three-dimensional artworks, with artwork by José Guadalupe Posada and others. 40 Years of Día de los Muertos will also feature new artworks made in conjunction with Mexic-Arte by the Emmily Arenas family, Connie Arismendi, Mauro de la Tierra and Laura Ríos-Ramirez. A lowrider bicycle provided by Austin Lowriding will also be on display.

August Changarrito Artist, Bianca Olivares

The Changarrito artist for August 2023, Bianca Olivares, presented her work on the Changarrito cart at Mexic-Arte Museum on August 26th and 27th. Her interview with Mexic-Arte Curator of Exhibitions and Director of Programs took place on Tuesday, August 29, 2023 at 5PM CST. The interview is available to view in its entirety on Mexic-Arte Museum’s Instagram page.

You can see and learn more about Bianca’s work on her website.

About the Artists

Bianca Olivares artist statement – “My name is Bianca Olivares, and I am a Graphic Designer and Illustrator based in Austin, Texas. I was born and raised in Austin, I’d be so rich if I got a penny every time I’ve been compared to a unicorn. I’ve been on a journey for the last few years to learn more about my heritage. Because of this, it has become important for me to include my culture in my passion projects. When I am not learning and producing graphic work, I like to learn about the tattoo industry. It has been a dream of mine to become a tattoo artist since middle school. I am almost there!”

About Changarrito Program:

Changarrito is an art vending cart conceptualized by artist Maximo Gonzalez as an alternative to the official gallery selection presented by the Mexican cultural authorities.

True to the Mexic-Arte Museum’s mission, the Changarrito is dedicated to the presentation and promotion of contemporary Latinx and Latin American art. Artists have the opportunity to sell their art on the Changarrito cart in front of the Museum (or an offsite location, as a representative for the Museum during various Austin festivals). It expands the reach of the artist by presenting their gallery online, while allowing the option to sell merch over Instagram and receive 100% of the sale. For each Changarrito artist, the Museum acquires a work of art for its permanent collection.

Applications for the 2024 Changarrito year are open from now until Sunday, September 17, 2023 at 11:59PM CST.

September Changarrito Artist, Esteban Miguel Guerra

Join us for the Changarrito cart with artist Esteban Migues Guerra, who will be at the Museum presenting his artwork on September 16 and 17 and September 23-24 from 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM CST. Come by Mexic-Arte to support Esteban and ask about his work!

Isabel Servantez will be hosting the Changarrito virtual interview on Mexic-Arte’s Instagram at 5:00 PM on Thursday, September 17th. The interview will involve questions about his work and a Q&A session during the final 20 minutes.

40 Years of Día de los Muertos Community Ofrenda: September 22, 2023

Día 2000

We are thrilled to announce the arrival of the 40th Annual Día de los Muertos exhibition at the Mexic-Arte Museum, a cherished tradition since 1984. This year’s exhibition, 40 years of Día de los Muertos, holds a special place in our hearts as we reflect upon four decades of honoring our dearly departed.

Día de los Muertos, a tradition that beautifully melds the realms of the living and the deceased, comes alive within our gallery walls. Each ofrenda tells a story, adorned with recuerdos, photographs, and tokens of affection, a poignant tribute to those who have journeyed beyond.

This year, we invite you, our beloved community, to participate in this time-honored custom. Commemorate Your Passed Loved Ones at the Mexic-Arte Museum this fall by contributing a photograph of a cherished loved one or someone you deeply admire who has passed away. With your participation, our gallery transforms into a shared space of remembrance and homage, where the lives of our ancestors and friends are celebrated collectively.

Join us in preserving the richness of history and memory as we gather again to honor the legacy of the past 40 years. Your photograph is more than an image; it’s a thread in the tapestry of our communal narrative. Let’s come together from September 22 to November 26, 2023, to celebrate, reflect, and remember.

FOLLOW THIS LINK to contribute to this year’s ofrenda.

Expresiones de México, Arte de la Gente / Art of the People exhibition ends: August 20, 2023

The exhibition Expresiones de México, Arte de la Gente / Art of the People concluded its run on Sunday, August 20, 2023. The exhibition, focused on art objects previously known as Arte Popular, presented the impressive collection of artworks created by many artists utilizing techniques and skills passed down through generations.

Here we see a tour of the A.F.F.A. (Austin Friends of Folk Art), led by Mexic-Arte Director, Sylvia Orozco, viewing the exhibition in its closing days.


40 Years of Día de los Muertos: Highlight of Mary J. Andrade Photographs

Mary J. Andrade, Untitled, 1987-2016, Color photograph, 11” x 16” Janitzio, Michoacan, Mexico, Mexic-Arte Museum Collection 2021.15.1.24, Gift of Mary J. Andrade

The opening of Mexic-Arte’s next exhibition will, as the name suggests, commemorate and celebrate four decades of the Museum hosting this time honored tradition. We would like to highlight some of the significant pieces that will be featured in 40 Years of Día de los Muertos. This month, our spotlight will be on The Mary J. Andrade Passion for Life, Day of the Dead in Mexico Collection, a series of photographs that depict the different ways that Día de los Muertos is celebrated throughout the states of Mexico.

Mary J. Andrade is a prominent figure in the study of Día de los Muertos and has documented the celebration in different states of the Mexican Republic from 1987 to 2016. Andrade, Cultural Advisor for the Disney Pixar Oscar Winning Movie “Coco,” began researching Day of the Dead in 1987 in Janitzio, Michoacan. Since then, Andrade has covered a different state of the Mexican Republic each year, gathering information and taking photographs of the celebration of this pre-Hispanic tradition that has evolved through the centuries and has become an integral part of the Mexican spirit and culture. Andrade traveled throughout Mexico every October and November to interview local inhabitants, anthropologists, and anyone with knowledge of how Día de los Muertos is celebrated in their communities.

Andrade, a journalist and photographer by trade, received the “Ohtli” Award in 1991 by Rosario Green, the Mexican Foreign Relation Secretary, for her journalistic labor serving the Mexican communities in Santa Clara County in California. “The Mexican Silver Quill” award was presented to her in 2000 from the Secretary of Tourism of the Mexican Government for her first bilingual book of the series Through the Eyes of the Soul, Day of the Dead in Mexico, which she published covering the way the tradition is celebrated in Lake Patzcuaro and in the Purépecha Regions in the state of Michoacan. She has published four additional books in this series, focusing on Oaxaca, Mexico City, Mixquic, Morelos, Puebla, Tlaxcala, Hidalgo, San Luis Potosí and Yucatan. Day of the Dead, A Passion for Life, published in 2007, completes the research of the four regions where the Purépecha live in the state of Michoacan.

40 Years of Día de los Muertos will feature Andrade’s photographs of various areas of Mexico and how this age-old tradition is celebrated in distinct communities. These photographs depict the beauty and diversity of Día de los Muertos celebrations. You can see Mary J. Andrade’s photographs and much more in our upcoming exhibition, 40 Years of Día de los Muertos, on September 22nd!

Mexic-Arte Museum Partnership with The Nettie Lee Benson Latin American Collection: Archive Training

Maribel Falcón, Carla Alvarez, and the Mexic-Arte Museum Staff

The Mexic-Arte Museum is pleased to announce a new step in our partnership with the Nettie Lee Benson Latin American Collection. In the next several months, Mexic-Arte will be transferring 40 years of archives to the Benson Collection. The Nettie Lee Benson Latin American Collection is part of The University of Texas Libraries system and is one of the premier libraries in the world for Latin American culture. Mexic-Arte first began working with the Nettie Lee Benson Latin American Collection in 2008, and we are thrilled to continue this collaboration and preserve decades of history.

Maribel Falcón, US Latinx Studies Librarian, and Carla Alvarez, Archivist, came to Mexic-Arte to lead a training on archival guidelines and best practices. They toured our archival areas to get a sense of transferral needs, then advised the staff on preparing the boxes for transfer. We discussed inventorying and labeling the contents of the boxes, as well as a schedule for moving the records. This training ensures that records will be easier to sort once unpacked at the Benson, streamline the moving process, and help Mexic-Arte’s current records maintain organization.

We would like to extend our gratitude to Maribel Falcón, Carla Alvarez, and The Nettie Lee Benson Latin American Collection. We are excited to share and further preserve Mexic-Arte Museum’s history with such a prominent archive collection. You can check out The Nettie Lee Benson Latin American Collection to see existing Mexic-Arte archives, as well as other incredible pieces that are part of the collection.

Apply to be an Intern at the Mexic-Arte Museum!

2021 Interns at Mexic-Arte Museum

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 run for 12 weeks with a minimum commitment of 10 hours per week during office hours (Monday-Thursday 9am-6pm and Friday 9am-5pm).

Current students can learn about museum practices and gain professional skills in various fields through internships. In addition to developing their skills through projects in various departments, our interns join a community of fellow interns and staff during their time at Mexic-Arte.

Join a community of interns to gain professional skills and learn about museum practices! 

If you are interested in applying please visit our website, or email .

Special Events

Mexic-Arte Museum’s 40th Annual Viva La Vida Festival and Parade is Austin’s largest and longest-running Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) event. Co-presented by the Austin Convention Center and the City of Austin, this year’s festival will take place on Saturday, October 28 at 4th Street and Congress Avenue.

The festivities begin with a Grand Procession at noon. Festival activities run until 6 p.m. Participants can enjoy the Education Pavilion with hands-on art activities and artist demos, traditional foods, local artists and retail booths, a low-rider exhibition, and live performances throughout the day.


  • Music by Austin Lowriding
  • Information Booth
  • Aztec Dancers
  • Ballet Folklorico
  • Costume Contest


  • Making Marigold Flower Crowns
  • Making Monarch Butterfly Mask
  • Decorating Paper Sugar Skulls
  • Coloring Ofrendas
  • Plus More!


The Parade brings together a vibrant and varied mix of the traditional, contemporary, and Austin “weird”. The Procession – including costumes, props, live music, dancers, and floats – marches down historic 6th Street and culminates at E. 4th Street and Congress Avenue.


Viva la Vida features over 20 Día de los Muertos inspired artists, artisans, vendors, and makers! Visit the Muertos Mercado for the perfect addition to your Día de los Muertos altar or the perfect gift for a friend.


Connecting with Indigenous Heritage Through Fashion in Nuestro Estilo/Our Style

On July 21, 2023, artists and designers of all ages showcased their huipiles, a traditional indigenous garment, at the Nuestro Estilo Fashion Show in the Austin Central Library Special Events Center. These artists and designers worked tirelessly for five days to design and create huipiles responding to the prompt, “If you made your own clothes, what symbols would you use from your environment, life, and beliefs?” 

Watch this video by James San Miguel to see everyone’s beautiful designs! 

Thank you to Austin Public Library Central for hosting the space, Andrea Calderon for leading the workshop, Al Acosta, Frida Garcia and Cristina Casas for assisting with the workshop, and Laura Rios-Ramirez and her family for facilitating the opening and closing ceremonies. This program was generously funded through the City of Austin’s Office of Violence Prevention.

Inspiring Our Youth in Nuestro Mundo/Our World

From July 31st to August 4th, the Dove Springs Recreation Center came alive with youthful creativity and a sense of purpose as it hosted the Screen It! summer camp “Nuestro Mundo”.

Nuestro Mundo merged the world of art with social consciousness. Guided by Screen It! teaching artists and Mexic-Arte Museum Education staff, the participating youth embarked on a journey of artistic exploration aimed at crafting powerful personal statement posters that shed light on issues close to their hearts. As the days unfolded, the young artists delved into the rich history of political art and protest posters, gaining an understanding of how art has long been a catalyst for raising awareness and inspiring change. 

The campers learned from accomplished artists and educators affiliated with the Mexic-Arte Museum, who shared their expertise in printmaking techniques, with a specific focus on linocut and screen printing. These methods were not only avenues for creative expression but also potent media for tech-free replication and reproduction, essential for effectively communicating messages to a wider audience. As the camp concluded, the Dove Springs Recreation Center stood as a testament to the transformative power of art in shaping perspectives and mobilizing communities toward a more aware and empathetic world. 

Join us for Austin Museum Day!

For the 2023 Museum Day we invite you to join us Sunday, September 17, from 12:00 to 5:00 PM at the Austin Central Library, third floor, for the reception of the Nuestro Mundo (Our World) Teen Exhibit, where we will showcase the artwork created by Austin’s youth during our summer camp. We will have a screen printing activity, snacks, and music by DJ Hierba Malita! 

For the summer of 2023, the Mexic-Arte Museum partnered with the George Morales Dove Springs Recreation Center. In the Nuestro Mundo summer camp, students focused on building and strengthening their community through art and education. Led by museum art educators, participants identified a change they wished to see in the world. Each student created an infographic poster using silkscreen printing technology. These posters communicate to the public the necessity of social change in an area of importance to our young participants. Acompañanos!

Although the Mexic-Arte Museum is closed for the installation of our new exhibit (opening September 22), join us outside the Museum we will have our Changarrito artist of the month: Esteban Miguel Guerra, who will be selling his work and interacting with visitors. 

Esteban Miguel Guerra is a Mexican American painter who lives and works in Austin, TX. Born in San Antonio in 1975, Esteban discovered art at an early age and painted and drew frequently, later studying independently the work of famous painters. Esteban went on to earn a B.S. in Mathematics from the University of Texas at Austin and a J.D. from Saint Mary’s University School of Law while continuing to draw and paint. Stop by and say hello to Esteban on September 17th outside the Mexic-Arte Museum from 12:00 – 3:00 PM! from Saint Mary’s University School of Law while continuing to draw and paint. Stop by and say hello to Esteban on September 17th outside the Mexic-Arte Museum from 12:00 – 3:00 PM! 

About Museum Day:

Since 1998, the Austin Museum Partnership has coordinated Austin Museum Day, a community event that offers free admission and includes special programs and activities at museums and cultural institutions across the area. Austin Museum Day is held on the penultimate (second to last) Sunday of the month of September.


Thank You to Our Members!

Photos by Maia Castillo
Members Carla Nickerson, Ed Jordan, and Billy Webb thanked with museum gift bags.   

On Thursday, August 10, Mexic-Arte hosted a membership appreciation party! Thanks to food from Licha’s, paletas from La Costeñita, drinks from Dulce Vida, music from DJ King Louie, and, of course, YOU, our wonderful members; the event was a hit! Members experienced the exhibition in a new way through a fun scavenger hunt activity that culminated in prizes from our store.

If you don’t want to miss out on events like this one, purchase your membership on our website today!

Join Us for the 2023 Catrina Dinner!

We invite you to join Mexic-Arte Museum in sponsoring the Mexic-Arte Museum Catrina Dinner 2023. This year, proceeds from the Gala will benefit our Museum Programs and Operations. The Catrina Dinner is a spirited annual benefit recognizing Mexic-Arte Museum’s present accomplishments in visual arts and art education. We commemorate the Museum’s 39 years of presenting critically acclaimed exhibitions, award-winning education programs, and unique cultural events.

The event is designed to bring a festive, delightful experience and includes informative programming, with an update on our building project, the new additions to collections, an art auction, and themed gift bags with Catrina inspired items and treats. We encourage dressing up with Catrina themed masks and makeup, making for an artful evening.

Mary J. Andrade is a prominent figure in the study of Day of the Dead and has documented the celebration in different states of the Mexican Republic. Mary J. Andrade, Cultural Advisor for the Disney Pixar movie “Coco,” began researching Day of the Dead in 1987 in Janitzio, Michoacán. Since then, Mary has covered a different state of the Mexican Republic each year, gathering information and taking photographs of the celebration of this pre Hispanic tradition known as Day of the Dead. She is considered a foremost expert on Day of the Dead history and meaning, as well as the creation of traditional ofrendas. Andrade’s photographs of Day of the Dead have been featured in over 300 exhibitions. Andrade has delivered countless lectures as well and produced videos on Day of the Dead. This year, Mexic-Arte Museum is beyond proud to announce the recent donation of The Mary J. Andrade Passion for Life, Day of the Dead in Mexico Photography Collection. An exhibit at the Museum featuring select photographs of various areas of Mexico and how this age old tradition is celebrated in distinct communities was exhibited Sept. 17 – Nov. 21, 2021.

Edwin R. Jordan was born in Austin, TX in 1934 and grew up in his parents home on West 7th St. He received his BFA from The University of Texas in 1955. Having fallen in love with Mexican folk art, he began to collect in the 1990s. Through visits to antique shops and thrift stores, along with annual trips to the Feria de los Maestros in Chapala, Mexico, he slowly amassed a unique collection. In the 1980s, Mr. Jordan visited the Arts Warehouse and became acquainted with Mexic-Arte. He found a place that shared his passion for Mexican art, and the Museum grew to be a major part of his life. Mr. Jordan has contributed in numerous ways, such as organizing art auctions, loaning art, contributing his own artwork, and donating many artworks, including a 400 piece nativity scene. With his ample knowledge and love of Mexican popular art and community, he has been an invaluable ambassador for the Museum.

Lulu Flores was born and raised in Laredo, Texas. Ms. Flores received her B.A. and J.D. from the University of Texas. As a founding member of Hendler Flores Law, Lulu is a senior legal advisor and Equity Partner. Ms. Flores served on Mexic-Arte’s Board of Directors for 9 years as a member and officer, 2 years as the Vice President for Public Affairs, and 5 years as President. As President, she helped the Museum secure a $5 million bond. She also led the campaign for the 78th Legislature of Texas to designate the Museum as “The Official Mexican and Mexican American Fine Art Museum of Texas.” She currently serves on the Austin Arts Commission. She served as President and CEO of the National Women’s Political Caucus and has served on the boards of Planned Parenthood and YMCA Austin. Lulu was named “National Latina Lawyer of the Year” in 2010 by the Hispanic National Bar Association, and she was included in the City of Austin Women’s Hall of Fame. Recently, she was named the 2020 Distinguished Lawyer of the Year by the Austin Bar Association.

Elaine Salazar is the owner of Ampersand Art Supply, a company she began as a graduate student at the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas in Austin. Her background in art history brought her into collaboration in 1993 with artist Charles Ewing to bring to market several unique painting surfaces for artists. Unparalleled quality, innovative coatings, and the company’s exclusive Archiva- SealTM are some of the many reasons artists trust Ampersand for their artwork. The company has surfaces for artists working in multiple media formats– from oils to watercolor. Elaine’s commitment to support Latino/a artists in their work has led to the company’s steadfast support of Mexic-Arte’s mission over the years. Since 2009 the company has been very proud to donate all the panels for Mexic-Arte’s Mix and Mash artwork benefit fundraisers.

Thank You to H-E-B!

Mexic-Arte Museum is thrilled to announce that we are the recipients of a $10,000 donation from H-E-B to support the Catrina Gala Dinner. For over 115 years, H-E-B has contributed to worthy causes throughout Texas and Mexico, and they continue to support their community as strongly as ever.This donation will support Mexic-Arte operations and programs, including the upcoming Catrina Dinner.

Thank you to our partners at H-E-B!


Shop the Mexic-Arte Museum Store!

Purchase the newest items on display at the store – inspired by Mexic-Arte’s 40 Years of Día de los Muertos exhibition.

Welcome Our New Store Associate, Monica Munoz!

“I’m Monica! I’ve moved quite a bit. I’ve traveled in 12 states , hopefully more in time. Love sports, I’ve also played a lot of them, I’ve gone skydiving. Love entertainment (movies,shows,music), makeup, my family. Graduated college at UTSA. New to Austin, excited to work in this new space.”

Blue Star Museum

Blue Star Museums is a partnership between the National Endowment for the Arts and Blue Star Families, in collaboration with the Department of Defense and museums across America. Mexic-Arte Museum, a collaborator in the Blue Star Museums program, offers free general admission to the nation’s active-duty military personnel and up to five family members—including U.S. Air Force, Army, Navy, Marines, National Guard, Coast Guard, National Guard, and Reserve, U.S. Public Health Commissioned Corps, and NOAA Commissioned Corps—from Armed Services Day May 21st, 2023, through Labor Day, September 5th, 2023.

For free and discounted military tickets, present your ID in person at the admissions desk. Sundays are free admission for all!

Thank You to Our Generous Sponsors!

This project is supported in part by the City of Austin Economic Development Department.

Learn more about the Mexic-Arte Museum

Exhibition and Art Education Programs Support: Ampersand Art Supply, Applied Materials, Austin Convention Center, Austin Independent School District Creative Classrooms, Austin Lowriding, Michael Best, Brown Distributing Company, CC West Printing, Center for Mexican American Studies – UT, City of Austin Departments: Cultural Arts Division; Economic Development; Health Department; Community Youth Development Program; Parks & Recreation; Public Works; and Special Events, Clay Imports, Consulate General of Mexico in Austin, Coca-Cola Southwest Beverages, Erwin Cuellar, Libby & Lloyd Doggett, Downtown Austin Alliance, El Mundo, Endeavor Real Estate Group, Facebook, Fenix Post Tension, Inc., Fonda San Miguel, Ford Foundation, Gente Chicana/SOYmos Chicano Fund, Tom Gilliland, GoDaddy, GTOPs Capacity, Greater Milwakee Foundation, Juan J Gutierrez and Rosa K Gutierrez, Charlotter Hage Dalbey, Jennifer Hage Bond, Patricia Hage Hirsh, Robin Suzanne Hage, H-E-B, H-E-B Tournament of Champions, Hendler Flores Law, Humanities Texas, IBC Bank, IBM, Institute of Museum & Library Services, JP’s Peace Love & Happiness Foundation, La Voz, Linbeck, LMN/Page, Ann McEldowney, Bettina & Travis Mathis, Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Nettie & M.K. Hage Family, Laurel Prats, Elizabeth Rogers, Juan Antonio Sandoval Jr., Rosa Santis & Pedro SS Services, Serie Print Project, Siete, Delia Sifuentes, Silcone Labs, Spurs, State Farm – Alejandra de la Torre, Susto Mezcal, Ingrid and James Taylor, Texas Gas Service, The Texas Tribune, Thompson Austin, Tito’s Handmade Vodka, Toyota Honda Hyundia – Round Rock, Tribeza, Univision 62, Univision Radio, Warfield Center, Waterloo Greenway, Lola Wright Foundation, Jane & Manuel Zuniga, and Mark Zuniga.