Today At The Museum
Chicano/a Art, Movimiento y Más en Austen, Tejas 1960s to 1980sApr. 8 – Aug. 21, 2022
This exhibition features artwork from Mexic-Arte’s permanent collection and loans highlighting the rich and under told history of the Chicano Art movement in Austin from the 1960s to the 1980s.Learn More
Mexic-Arte Museum is on the corner of 5th St. and Congress Ave. at
419 Congress Ave.
Austin, TX 78701
|Monday–Thursday||10 AM – 6 PM|
|Friday & Saturday||10 AM – 5 PM|
|Sunday||Noon – 5 PM|
|Monday–Thursday||9 AM – 6 PM|
|Friday||9 AM – 5 PM|
Sundays are free for everyone
|Active Military & Veterans||$4|
|Ages 12 & under||$1|
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.
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)
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.
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
Frost Bank Parking Garage Entrance 2
Enter on Brazos St. Between 5th Street and 4th Street
Austin, TX 78701
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.
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.