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THE ORIGINS OF MEDICINE BY RAFAEL NAVARRO BARAJAS

THE ORIGINS OF MEDICINE BY RAFAEL NAVARRO BARAJAS

September 16th 2022 – February 5th 2023

Mexic- Arte Museum is pleased to announce the recent donation of the major artwork, The Origins of Medicine,” composed of two 9’x 29’ oil on canvas murals by Mexican artist, Rafael Navarro Barajas. M.K. Hage, an Austin community leader, and philanthropist commissioned the murals for the Medical Park Tower on W. 38th street in 1967 where they remained until 2021. The Nettie and M.K. Hage Family generously donated the murals to Mexic-Arte Museum this summer. Mexic-Arte Museum will hold a public reception and ribbon-cutting ceremony to welcome the murals back to Austin on September 16, 2022.

ELA 26: HISTORIES OF TRANSFORMATION / HISTORIAS DE TRANSFORMACIÓN

September 16th 2022 – February 5th 2023

This year’s exhibition ELA explores the broad concept of transformation. The artists in this exhibition have created artwork representing the life they have been born into or chosen. Some present the changes they have made in their lives, while others present the changes that they have witnessed around them. These artists have transformed themselves to best fit into a world where they can thrive as both artists and individuals. Mexic-Arte is proud to present a multidisciplinary exhibition featuring emerging Latinx artists across Texas. Please enjoy the exhibition, and like many of the artists in this exhibition, take time to consider the change around you and in yourself as you experience the exhibition.

Location

Mexic-Arte Museum is on the corner of 5th St. and Congress Ave. at

419 Congress Ave.
Austin, TX 78701

Museum Hours
Monday–Thursday10 AM – 6 PM
Friday & Saturday10 AM – 5 PM
SundayNoon – 5 PM
Office Hours
Monday–Thursday9 AM – 6 PM
Friday9 AM – 5 PM
Admission

Sundays are free for everyone

Adults$7
Senior Citizens$4
Active Military & Veterans$4
Students$4
Ages 12 & under$1
Mexic-Arte MembersFREE
Please note:
Tickets can only be purchased in-person at the Museum Store desk. No online ticket purchasing. Food, drinks, and backpacks are prohibited within the museum galleries.

Museum Galleries,
Offices & Store Closed

New Year’s Day
Easter
Memorial Day
Independence Day
Labor Day
Thanksgiving Day
Christmas Eve
Christmas

Active-Duty Military

The 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 through Labor Day. (For all free and discounted military tickets, present ID in person at admissions desk)

Accessibility Information

The Mexic-Arte Museum is located in the heart of downtown Austin on the corner of East 5th Street and Congress Avenue, easily seen and reachable by the public. It is handicap accessible featuring: official handicap street parking located on both the Congress and 5th Street sides of the Museum. Entrance and interior mobility include the minimum 32″ wide doorway clearance space. Accessible paths around the gallery areas have a minimum 36″ width, and a unisex, handicap accessible restroom with grab bars available. There is affordable paid parking on the street, and near by pay parking lots at ground level. Additionally, Frost Bank Tower next door
to the Mexic-Arte Museum has public parking available to accommodate downtown visitors for a fee, and features an elevator, handicap spots, ramps, and large doorways for easy mobility to and from the Museum.


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Parking

Metered street parking is available along 5th St., Congress Ave., and the surrounding blocks.

Monday – Tuesday 8 AM – 6 PM
Wednesday – Friday 8 AM – Midnight
Saturday 11 AM – Midnight
Sundays are free of charge

Fees are $2.40 per hour.
For additional parking, garages and surface lots are also available throughout the downtown Austin area.

The Frost Bank Tower also provides $10 parking for visitors after 5:00pm and on weekends:

Frost Bank Parking Garage Entrance 1
112 E. 4th St.
Austin, TX 78701

OR

Frost Bank Parking Garage Entrance 2
Enter on Brazos St. Between 5th Street and 4th Street
Austin, TX 78701

Tours

Guided tours of Mexic–Arte Museum exhibitions provide students and adults with a unique cultural experience. Tours are an engaging way to expose all age groups to current exhibitions and a fun opportunity to learn about traditional and contemporary Mexican, Latinx, and Chicanx art from MAM’s knowledgeable staff. Tours are customized to focus on current exhibitions and can be tailored to focus on K-12 education, the community, or specific collections; tours in English and Spanish are available for museum guests. Below are downloadable Gallery Guides from recent exhibitions.

Programmatic Accessibility

All current programs and education lessons are readily available online in a digital format. The Museum adheres to strict Covid-19 health protocols in person. Digital programs are accessible through mobile and additional
internet connected devices. Because of their internet based accessibility, any screen reader or accessibility browser extension already in use by a visually impaired person would be able to aid in bridging that gap. Additional accommodations are available upon request, including bilingual tours and associates.