Catrina Ball
Oct
13
5:30 PM17:30

Catrina Ball

Now in its fourth year, and following many years of the Gala del Museo, the Catrina Ball is a spirited annual fundraising event that reminisces the past and recognizes Mexic-Arte Museum’s present accomplishments in visual art and culture.

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2018 Viva La Vida Festival and Parade
Oct
27
12:00 PM12:00

2018 Viva La Vida Festival and Parade

Mexic-Arte Museum’s Viva La Vida Fest is Austin’s largest and longest-running Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) festival. The festival features a Grand Procession, the Education Pavilion with hands-on art activities and artist demos, and a celebration with traditional foods, local artist and retail booths, a low-rider exhibition, live music and performances throughout the day. 

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Family Day with Evelyn Contreras
Jun
24
12:00 PM12:00

Family Day with Evelyn Contreras

Join the Education Department at Mexic-Arte Museum for Family Day with YLA 23 artist, Evelyn Contreras. Visitors are invited to a fun Family Day workshop where they will explore pop-up book techniques and basic wire-circuiting. Come learn about Contreras' artist techniques and take home your very own pop-up card with an embedded UV light to illuminate your fabulous neon art!

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Bubbles & Bling: An Adults-Only Art Workshop with Lisette Chavez
Jun
21
6:00 PM18:00

Bubbles & Bling: An Adults-Only Art Workshop with Lisette Chavez

In conjunction with Mexic-Arte Museum’s exhibition YLA 23: Beyond Walls, Between Gates, and Under Bridges (Guest Curated by Rocha Rochelli), this workshop allows participants to learn about Chavez’s practice and bring an object of importance that they would like to “visually elevate.” Chavez will guide attendees through the process of adding baubles and jewels to adorn your objects. Light refreshments and “bubbly” will be served. 

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Annual YLA Members Only Brunch
Jun
16
11:30 AM11:30

Annual YLA Members Only Brunch

Museum Members are invited to an exclusive brunch with the creative minds behind the exhibitions and artworks on display. Join us for chilaquiles and pozole from Dai Due Taqueria and coffee and fresh juice generously provided by Hounstooth Coffee and Juiceland. Stick around following the brunch for an artist talk with guest curator Rocha-Rochelli and artists from YLA 23.

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Opening Reception YLA 23 and Changarrito Project
Jun
15
6:00 PM18:00

Opening Reception YLA 23 and Changarrito Project

Join us for the opening reception of our upcoming exhibitions Young Latinx Artists 23: Beyond Walls, Between Gates, Under Bridges and Changarrito Project: Selections from the Collection 2016 – 2018. There will be Antojitos by Dai Due Taqueria, music by Mosaico Experiencia, and specialty drinks generously provided by Dulce Vida Tequila and Topo Chico USA

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Reflections on Latinx and Latin America Resistance
May
15
6:00 PM18:00

Reflections on Latinx and Latin America Resistance

Mexic-Arte Museum will bring together a trio of panelists to discuss the current exhibition and provide insights through their respective areas of expertise. Photographer Joel Salcido will speak about his artistic career and expand on some of his works that are part of the exhibit; Dr. Dania Abreu-Torres will delve in the development race, national identity, and feminism through art; and Dr. Erina Duganne will explore and contextualize lineages of resistance through the medium of photography. 

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Taste Of Mexico
May
2
6:00 PM18:00

Taste Of Mexico

Join us for an impeccable pairing of spirited vibes and dazzling edible creations as we celebrate another year of artistry and cultural cuisine in Austin. Stay tuned in the following weeks for more information on how you can purchase tickets to Mexic-Arte Museum's culinary festival!

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Breaking Down Barriers: The Importance of Latinx Representation
Mar
14
5:00 PM17:00

Breaking Down Barriers: The Importance of Latinx Representation

Grab a drink at Mexic-Arte Museum and join Education Coordinator, Stepha Sandoval, for a lively discussion with Prisca Dorcas Mojica Rodriguez, founder of Latina Rebels. The talk will focus on the importance of Latinx representation and accessibility of knowledge for Latinx people, followed by a Q + A with Prisca. 

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Artist Talk
Jan
27
1:30 PM13:30

Artist Talk

Desert Triangle Print Carpeta organizer, Karl Whitaker, and artists will give a talk where visitors can learn more about the project, the artistic processes, and inspiration behind this unique printmaking project.  

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Opening Reception: Fotografia y Nuevos Medios: Selections from the Permanent Collection & Desert Triangle Print Carpeta
Jan
26
6:00 PM18:00

Opening Reception: Fotografia y Nuevos Medios: Selections from the Permanent Collection & Desert Triangle Print Carpeta

Join us for the opening reception of Fotografía y Nuevos Medios: Selections from the Permanent Collection and Desert Triangle Print Carpeta exhibitionswith music from DJ Chorizo Funk and specialty drinks generously provided by Dulce Vida Tequila!

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Viva la Vida Festival & Parade
Oct
28
12:00 PM12:00

Viva la Vida Festival & Parade

Mexic-Arte Museum’s Viva La Vida Fest is Austin’s largest and longest-running Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) festival. The festival features a Grand Procession, the Education Pavilion with hands-on art activities and artist demos, and a celebration with traditional foods, local artist and retail booths, a low-rider exhibition, live music and performances throughout the day. This year's festival will honor Frida Kahlo in conjunction with the autumn exhibit Diego & Frida: A Smile in the Middle of the Way.

 

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Chihuahua Day
Oct
15
1:00 PM13:00

Chihuahua Day

As part of the Museum's Artist in Residence program, Monica and Sergio Lejarazu from Jumpolin Piñatas will lead a final workshop session with Museum visitors, teaching them how to make their very own Chihuahuas. 

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Teachers’ Night
Oct
3
6:00 PM18:00

Teachers’ Night

Discover teaching methods for incorporating Día de los Muertos activities into your curriculum and learn how to be a part of the Museum’s 34th annual Viva la Vida parade and festival with your students on Saturday, October 28th, 2017!

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Austin Museum Day
Sep
17
1:00 PM13:00

Austin Museum Day

In conjunction with the annual community altars exhibit, Love to Death and Frida y Diego: A Smile in the Middle of the Way, the Museum will offer hands-on art activities and other family programs to celebrate Frida Kahlo. 

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