Jun
24
Jun 25

Final Weekend to See Sebastian: The Geometry of Space and Time

Main and Annex Galleries:
April 8, 2017 – June 25, 2017

This historic exhibition examines his artistic practice in relation to mathematical concepts and their overlap with his designs and sculptures. He often combines the brilliant colors with the abstract forms of minimalism that are both gestural and emotionally expressive. The exhibition includes examples of his Public Art; Transformables; Quantics sculptures; and examples of his Fashion & Jewelry design.


Closed Memorial Day
May
29
10:00 am10:00

Closed Memorial Day

Mexic-Arte Museum will be closed May 29, 2017 in observance of Memorial Day. Regular operations will resume May 30th. Illustration (detail): Abi Daniel, from How to be a Texan by Andrea Valdez.

Changarrito with Francisco Godoy
May
14
12:00 pm12:00

Changarrito with Francisco Godoy

Changarrito is an art gallery 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 Francisco Godoy
May
13
12:00 pm12:00

Changarrito with Francisco Godoy

Changarrito is an art gallery 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.

Taste of Mexico 2017
May
3
6:00 pm18:00

Taste of Mexico 2017

Austin's largest Mexican Food Festival returns May 3rd, 2017. Taste of Mexico is a festival of Mexican and Mexican-inspired cuisine and beverages from over 50 of Austin’s most eclectic restaurants, food trucks, and flavorful purveyors featuring fine tequilas, mezcals, wines, beers, and other refreshing beverages.

Opening Reception: Sebastián: The Geometry of Space and Time
Apr
7
6:00 pm18:00

Opening Reception: Sebastián: The Geometry of Space and Time

Sebastián: The Geometry of Space and Time features works by the acclaimed Mexican sculptor Sebastian, whose vibrant geometric monuments of concrete and steel adorn downtown districts across the globe. Sebastián brings the artist's passion for science and mathematics into view with large and nano-scale sculpture, serigraphy, and educational elements. Sebastian approaches concepts of quantum mechanics, general relativity, and the formulation of time, and how we represent these ideas in three dimensional space.

Changarrito with Joseph Silvas at SXSW
Mar
16
Mar 19

Changarrito with Joseph Silvas at SXSW

Changarrito is an art gallery 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. 

Joseph Silvas, Famous Artists, 2016, Vinyl Sticker, 3" x 3"

Changarrito with Mark Puente
Feb
18
Feb 19

Changarrito with Mark Puente

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 Mark Puente
Feb
10
Feb 11

Changarrito with Mark Puente

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.

Mix 'n' Mash Opening Reception
Feb
10
5:00 pm17:00

Mix 'n' Mash Opening Reception

Mexic-Arte Museum is pleased to announce its annual Mix ‘n’ Mash exhibition, which opens with a festive party and art sale on Friday, February 10, 2017 from 5–9pm. The works of over 200 artists will be displayed on quality panels donated by Ampersand Art Supply. Each limited-edition Mix ‘n’ Mash piece is uniquely crafted for the exhibition, inspired by El Dia de Amor y Amistad.

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.

Family Day: Holiday Papercraft Workshop
Dec
11
1:00 pm13:00

Family Day: Holiday Papercraft Workshop

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.

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.

 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
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.