The Mexic-Arte Museum’s permanent collection is composed of over 5,000 contemporary Mexican, Latinx, and Latin American art and material culture. The Museum’s collection is a vehicle for the public to access information on artistic expressions collected from this region, as well as other work collected over the years. Mexic-Arte was established in 1984 by artists Sylvia Orozco, Pio Pulido and Sam Coronado. The collection started with prints donated by Mexican artists Arturo Garcia Bustos, Arturo Estrada, Rina Lazo, Adolfo Mexiac, Jesus Amaya and along with other artists prints from the Taller Grafica Popular collection.
Over the years, the collection was developed as a repository of Latinx visual expressions from artists living in the Texas area as well as art from Mexico. Artists, collectors, and patrons including Juan Antonio Sandoval Jr., Sam Coronado and the Serie Project, Ernesto F. de Soto, Patricia and Carmine DeVivi, Priscilla Murr, Ed Jordan, Taller Grafica Popular, and others, have generously donated work. Today the collection continues to reflect the pulse of Latinx visual culture. The Mexic-Arte Museum acknowledges and appreciates all the individuals and artists that have joined together to create this important collection that teaches and inspires both people today, and generations to come.