Holiday Party, Opening Reception, & Art Sale
Dec
8
5:30 pm17:30

Holiday Party, Opening Reception, & Art Sale

Admission: $10 or FREE for Museum Members
Live music, antojitos, seasonal cocktails, unique gifts, and exciting activities welcome the holiday season at the Opening Reception of Nacimientos: Traditional Nativity Scenes from Mexico.

Image: Popular Nativity Scene/Nacimiento Tiípico—Mexico City, Mexico. Ceramic and plaster of Paris. Donated by Edwin R. Jordan. Photo by Edwin Jordan. 

Changarrito with Samuel Velasquez
Dec
10
Dec 11

Changarrito with Samuel Velasquez

Dec weekends 2-3 and 10-11 from 12-3pm. Velasquez’ paintings are a combination of universal stories with entities endlessly watching us.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.

Family Day
Dec
11
1:00 pm13:00

Family Day

In conjunction with Mexic-Arte's holiday Nacimientos exhibit in the annex gallery, the Education Department will host a holiday-themed Family Day on Sunday, December 11th. Projects are appropriate for a variety of ages and are provided free of charge. 

Image: Screen printed holiday cards at Mexic-Arte Museum, 2014. Photo by Adrian Orozco.

Dec
24
Dec 25

Closed: Christmas Eve and Christmas Day

Mexic-Arte Museum will be closed Saturday, December 24th and December 25th in observance of the holiday season. The Museum and Store will resume regular operations on December 26th at 10:00am. Staff offices will remain closed until January 2nd, 2017.


Changarrito with Samuel Velasquez
Dec
3
Dec 4

Changarrito with Samuel Velasquez

Dec weekends 2-3 and 10-11 from 12-3pm. Velasquez’ paintings are a combination of universal stories with entities endlessly watching us.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.

Nov
24
10:00 am10:00

Closed: Thanksgiving Day

Mexic-Arte Museum will be closed Thursday, November 24th, 2016, in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. Regular operations will resume Friday, Thursday 26th, at 10:00am.

Live Stream Watch Party: Screen It! Honored by First Lady Michelle Obama
Nov
15
12:00 pm12:00

Live Stream Watch Party: Screen It! Honored by First Lady Michelle Obama

Mexic-Arte Museum is thrilled to invite you to join the Live Stream Watch Party during the National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award Ceremony, broadcasting live from the White House. Mexic-Arte Museum's Screen It! will receive 1 of 12 National Awards presented by First Lady Michelle Obama for effectiveness in developing young people’s learning and life skills by engaging them in the arts or humanities.

Changarrito with Claudia Zapata (Mapache Bear Press)
Nov
13
1:00 pm13:00

Changarrito with Claudia Zapata (Mapache Bear Press)

  • Canopy

Changarrito is an art vending cart, conceptualized by artist Maximo Gonzalez as an alternative pop up art gallery. 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.

Changarrito with Claudia Zapata (Mapache Bear Press)
Nov
12
1:00 pm13:00

Changarrito with Claudia Zapata (Mapache Bear Press)

  • Canopy

Changarrito is an art vending cart, conceptualized by artist Maximo Gonzalez as an alternative pop up art gallery. 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.

Gallery Closed
Oct
31
Nov 1

Gallery Closed

The Museum gallery will be closed Thursday 10/27, Friday 10/28, Sunday 10/30, and Monday 10/31 due to preparations for the upcoming Viva La Vida Festival. The Museum store will remain open during normal times.

Gallery Closed
Oct
30
10:00 am10:00

Gallery Closed

The Museum gallery will be closed Thursday 10/27, Friday 10/28 and Sunday 10/30 due to preparations for the upcoming Viva La Vida Festival. The Museum store will remain open during normal times.

Viva la Vida 2016 Festival and Parade
Oct
29
12:00 pm12:00

Viva la Vida 2016 Festival and Parade

The annual Viva la Vida Festival & Parade returns this October 29, 2016 from 12:00pm – 8:00pm in downtown Austin. This year, Austin’s largest and longest-running Day of the Dead event features a grand procession, artist vendors, live music, and dance spectacle filled Street Festival, VIP Member Lounge, the Education Plaza, Museum Exhibitions, and more!

Gallery Closed
Oct
28
10:00 am10:00

Gallery Closed

The Museum gallery will be closed Thursday 10/27, Friday 10/28 and Sunday 10/30 due to preparations for the upcoming Viva La Vida Festival. The Museum store will remain open during normal times.

Gallery Closed
Oct
27
10:00 am10:00

Gallery Closed

The Museum gallery will be closed Thursday 10/27, Friday 10/28 and Sunday 10/30 due to preparations for the upcoming Viva La Vida Festival. The Museum store will remain open during normal times.

Catrina Ball 2016
Oct
22
5:30 pm17:30

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.

 

Calaveras in Austin Mural Wall
Oct
2
Nov 2

Calaveras in Austin Mural Wall

Mexic-Arte Museum is celebrating the Day of the Dead with hand-painted calaveras (skull). Beginning on September 16, calaveras can be purchased to be painted on the Mexic-Arte Museum 5th street exterior wall.

Changarrito with Mayra Zamora
Oct
1
Oct 2

Changarrito with Mayra Zamora

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

Image: Mayra Zamora, Ojo Talavera, 2015. 24x24". Acrylic on Panel. 

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”.