Today At The Museum

ELA 25: Intersección: Choque & Alivio, Intersection: Shock & Relief Exhibition

September 18 – November 22, 2020

​Mexic-Arte Museum proudly presents ​ELA (Emerging
Latinx Artists) 25: Intersección: Choque & Alivio, Intersection: Shock & Relief,​ (formally known as ​YLA​, ​Young Latinx Artists) which celebrates the last twenty five years of exhibitions featuring emerging Latinx artists. This exhibition will showcase artists converging at the crossroads of aesthetic interests and cultural history. The exhibition aims to discover shared life experiences, a (s)mashup or crash (​choque​) at intersecting lanes of similarities and differences as expressed in the artistically diverse artworks. In reaction to this historical era of identity politics and civic unrest, these artists respond in a visual dialogue, drawing from their cultural experience and sociopolitical consciousness. This year’s exhibition will be curated by Dr. George Vargas, Curator and Director of Programs at Mexic-Arte Museum.

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The 37th Annual Day of the Dead Exhibition

September 18 – November 22, 2020

In observance of the Mexican holiday the Day of the Dead or Día de los Muertos, Mexic-Arte Museum presents ​The 37th Annual Day of the Dead Exhibition.​ Since 1984 when the Museum presented its first Day of the Dead exhibition, ​La Muerte Vive (Death Lives)​, this exhibition pays tribute to the tradition that celebrates the return of the dead by their families and friends on October 31 to November 2.

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Events +

Free Sunday Tours

Sponsored by HEB and HEB Tournament of Champions

Tours at 2pm & 3pm, Spanish Tours upon request (see store associate for info).


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
Senior Citizens$4
Ages 12 & under$1
Mexic-Arte MembersFREE
Please note: Food, drinks, and backpacks are prohibited within the museum galleries.
Museum Galleries,
Offices & Store Closed

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

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)


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

Parking meters have a 3 hour maximum and run:

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 everyday of the week located on the corner of Brazos & 4th St. (enter on 4th St.).


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.