Catrina Ball 2016
Oct
22
Oct 23

Catrina Ball 2016

Following the remarkable debut of the Catrina Ball in 2015, the Mexic-Arte Museum and the 2016 Catrina Ball Co-Chairs and Committee are thrilled to keep the spirits alive with the 2nd Annual Catrina Ball! Inspired by José Guadalupe Posada’s famous 1913 zinc etching La Calavera Catrina (“The Elegant Skull”), guests are invited to show off their dramatic Calavera/Día de los Muertos makeup, lush rose crowns, and other inspired couture.

 


Hidden Face: Photo-Collage Workshop with Essentials
Aug
18
6:00 pm18:00

Hidden Face: Photo-Collage Workshop with Essentials

Artists collective Essentials will lead a photo collage workshop using techniques from their works on display in Young Latino Artists 21: Amexican@. Guests will learn about the pre-production, production, and post-production process. Including using reference images, styling, modeling, printing, and collaging their own obscured portraiture. Materials provided.

Essentials, Natalia (detail), 2016. 9" x 12". Collaged laser print on paper.

Street Concepts: Mural Workshop with Chris Montoya
Jul
16
4:00 pm16:00

Street Concepts: Mural Workshop with Chris Montoya

  • HOPE Outdoor Gallery

YLA 21: Amexican@ artist Chris Montoya will lead a hands on mural painting workshop at Hope Outdoor Gallery. Guests will sketch, paint, and detail the large scale collaborative mural with aerosol paint and techniques from Montoya. Refreshments and snacks provided.

 $10.00 or Free for Members. Limit 50 attendees.

Image: Photo by Steven Casanova.

Relief From The Heat:  A Relief Printing Family Day With John Medina
Jun
26
12:00 pm12:00

Relief From The Heat:  A Relief Printing Family Day With John Medina

Join Changarrito artist John Medina for a hands-on relief printing workshop based on his work currently on display in Changarrito Project: Selections from the Collection 2015-2016. Materials provided. FREE and open to the public. Paletas 50% off while supplies last

Image: John Medina, Bugs (detail), 2015. Digital print. 10” x 8”.

Changarrito with Hector Carmona Miranda
Jun
25
Jun 26

Changarrito with Hector Carmona Miranda

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. Faithful to their original, informal spirit, Changarritos exist throughout the world, evolving as forums for the sale of original artwork to the general public, presentation of public programs, special curatorial projects, individual and collective exhibitions.

Image: Hector Carmona Miranda, Rock, 2015. Photography. 8" x 10”.

Mexico City Art Tour
Jun
22
Jun 27

Mexico City Art Tour

  • Mexico City Mexico

Mexic-Arte Museum's Mexico City Art Tour offers a panoramic survey of Mexican art and culture in the western hemisphere's largest metropolis. The trip offers an unparalleled opportunity to experience all this city has to offer. Under the expert guidance of Mexic-Arte Museum Founding Director Sylvia Orozco, participants will visit Mexico City's iconic cultural heritage sites: Palacio de Bellas Artes, el Zocalo Plaza, Museo Mural Diego Rivera, Museo Frida Kahlo, Coyoacan Plaza, the National Art Museum, Museum of Modern Art, National History Museum, Chapultepec Park, Dolores Olmedo Museum in Xochimilco, Museo Soumaya,  National Anthropology Museum and many others. Mexico City is a world art and tourist destination. If you've been waiting for the right time to visit, now's your chance!

Image: Mexico City Art Tour group at the Museum of Modern Art, 2013.

Curator's Tour with David "Shek" Vega
Jun
18
2:00 pm14:00

Curator's Tour with David "Shek" Vega

David “Shek” Vega will speak about the YLA 21: Amexican@ exhibition, featured artists, and his curatorial process.

FREE with regular $5 admission.

Image: James Medrano, MICKEY CHRIST. Ink and gold paint on paper.

Changarrito with Hector Carmona Miranda
Jun
18
12:00 pm12:00

Changarrito with Hector Carmona Miranda

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. Faithful to their original, informal spirit,Changarritos exist throughout the world, evolving as forums for the sale of original artwork to the general public, presentation of public programs, special curatorial projects, individual and collective exhibitions.

Image Credit:  Hector Carmona Miranda, Remembering how I used to burn my toys as a kid, 2015. Photography. 16” x 20”.

Changarrito with Hector Carmona Miranda
Jun
17
6:00 pm18:00

Changarrito with Hector Carmona Miranda

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. Faithful to their original, informal spirit,Changarritos exist throughout the world, evolving as forums for the sale of original artwork to the general public, presentation of public programs, special curatorial projects, individual and collective exhibitions.

Image: Hector Carmona Miranda, Empowering Punch, 2015. Photography. 24" x 36”.

Opening Reception — YLA 21: Amexican@ & Changarrito Project: 2015-2016
Jun
17
6:00 pm18:00

Opening Reception — YLA 21: Amexican@ & Changarrito Project: 2015-2016

Now in its 21st year, the Young Latino Artists (YLA) exhibition has historically provided emerging Latina/o artists with professional-level museum experience and exposure. Guest curated by David “Shek” Vega, YLA 21: Amexican@ focuses on Latina/o artists who grew up as part of the Millennial Generation.

Image: Essentials, Dru (detail), 2014. Durst Print. 24” x 36”.

Changarrito with Lys Santamaria
May
21
May 22

Changarrito with Lys Santamaria

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. Faithful to their original, informal spirit, Changarritos exist throughout the world, evolving as forums for the sale of original artwork to the general public, presentation of public programs, special curatorial projects, individual and collective exhibitions. 

Image: Lys Santamaria. Blanca, 2015. 14” x 8”. Beads, thread, fabric.

Changarrito with Lys Santamaria
May
14
May 15

Changarrito with Lys Santamaria

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. Faithful to their original, informal spirit, Changarritos exist throughout the world, evolving as forums for the sale of original artwork to the general public, presentation of public programs, special curatorial projects, individual and collective exhibitions. 

Image: Lys Santamaria. Frida, 2015. 14” x 8”. Beads, thread, fabric.

Taste of Mexico 2016
Apr
27
6:00 pm18:00

Taste of Mexico 2016

Taste of Mexico is an evening of Mexican-inspired food and beverage samplings from over 30 of Austin’s best restaurants, food trucks, and vendors alongside fine tequilas, mezcals, wines, beers, and other refreshing beverages.

A Conversation with Mexican Chef Ángel Vázquez
Apr
26
5:30 pm17:30

A Conversation with Mexican Chef Ángel Vázquez

Come experience the flavors of Puebla, MX in conversation with Taste of Mexico 2016 Chef of Honor Ángel Vázquez (San Andres Cholula). Attendees will learn about Puebla's signature dish Chiles en Nogada, Mole Poblano, Pipianes, and more! This event is presented in collaboration with the Consulate General of Mexico. Free Admission & Free Street Parking on Tuesdays

Changarrito with Raquel Zawrotny
Apr
23
Apr 24

Changarrito with Raquel Zawrotny

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. Faithful to their original, informal spirit, Changarritos exist throughout the world, evolving as forums for the sale of original artwork to the general public, presentation of public programs, special curatorial projects, individual and collective exhibitions.

Image: Raquel Zawronty, Then Year Mystery (detail), 2015. 36" x 24". Acrylic on canvas.

Obra Gráfica: Panel Discussion
Apr
17
1:00 pm13:00

Obra Gráfica: Panel Discussion

Experts Alana Coates, Albert A. Palacios, and Lisette Chavez will present on topics related to José Guadalupe Posada, printed imagery in Mexico’s early books, and lithography. Following the presentations, Mexic-Arte Museum’s Curator of Exhibitions and Programs, Rebecca Gomez, will lead a question and answer session with the audience. This program is made possible in part by a grant from Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Image: José Guadalupe Posada, La Oca, 1909. Game of Dice. Relief print. 11 3/4” x 15 3/4”

Changarrito with Raquel Zawrotny
Apr
16
Apr 17

Changarrito with Raquel Zawrotny

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. Faithful to their original, informal spirit, Changarritos exist throughout the world, evolving as forums for the sale of original artwork to the general public, presentation of public programs, special curatorial projects, individual and collective exhibitions.

Image: Raquel Zawronty, Then Year Mystery (detail), 2015. 36" x 24". Acrylic on canvas.

Mar
27
12:00 am00:00

Closed for Easter Sunday

Mexic-Arte Museum will be closed Sunday, March 27th, 2016, for the Easter holiday. Regular operations will resume Monday, March 28th, 2016.

Changarrito with Briar Bonifacio
Mar
17
Mar 19

Changarrito with Briar Bonifacio

Each month a new artist is invited to display and sell their artwork on the Changarrito cart in front of the Mexic-Arte Museum. Visitors are able to purchase artworks and 100% of the proceeds goes directly to the artist.

Image: Briar Bonifacio, Calmar la Mente, 2016. Mural at Mexic-Arte Museum facing 5th St. Photo by Anthony Flores. 

Pop-Up Pulga
Mar
17
Mar 19

Pop-Up Pulga

The Pop-Up Pulga is Mexic-Arte Museum’s first eclectic arts marketplace held inside the Museum during the mid-point of SXSW. Join us for an art bazaar, local artist booths, delicious food, and live music performed by musicians from Mexico and around the U.S. Pulga is the Spanish word for flea and regularly used as a name for flea markets and mercados in Mexico. Come see Latina/o artists from all disciplines together in one grand showcase as we enliven the Austin community through the presentation and celebration of Latina/o arts and culture! This event is FREE and open to the public.

Amplify Austin
Mar
6
Mar 8

Amplify Austin

Amplify Austin Day is a 24-hour day of community-wide giving that provides an easy and fun way for the Austin community to donate to nonprofits meeting critical needs. Donate online on or before March 8th (6PM)–March 9th (6PM). 

Changarrito with Josué Ramírez (Rawmirez)
Feb
27
Feb 28

Changarrito with Josué Ramírez (Rawmirez)

Saturday, February 27, 2016 from 12 – 3 pm
Sunday, February 28, 2016 from 12 – 3 pm

Each month a new artist is invited to display and sell their artwork on the Changarrito cart in front of the Mexic-Arte Museum. Visitors are able to purchase artworks and 100% of the proceeds goes directly to the artist.

Image: Rawmirez, Todos son Bienvenidos, 2015. Outdoor mural in the Rio Grande Valley.

TOTALLY COOL, TOTALLY ART OPENING RECEPTION
Feb
16
6:00 pm18:00

TOTALLY COOL, TOTALLY ART OPENING RECEPTION

Totally Cool Totally Art is an annual exhibition to celebrate and encourage artistic production among Austin’s teen community. Mexic-Arte Museum's ongoing partnership with the City of Austin provides a formal gallery space for the display of artwork created by teens in after-school workshops.