October 22, 2016
The Four Seasons Ballroom
98 San Jacinto Blvd, Austin, TX 78701
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. This spirited and artistically-inspired evening is destined to become an annual legacy event of culture and fashion. All proceeds support the Mexic-Arte Museum’s Education and Outreach Programs and renowned exhibitions.
This year, the Board of Directors will honor Master Artist and Sculptor Sebastián with the Lifetime Achievement in the Visual Arts Award at the annual Catrina Ball for his significant contributions and major accomplishments in the arts and culture. Sebastián is a world-renowned Mexican sculptor based in Mexico City.
The Patrón Tequila Simply Perfect Patron of the Arts Award will recognize Austin luminary and arts patron Becky Beaver. Becky served on the Board of Mexic-Arte Museum and is a longtime member of the Museum. She has participated in the Mexico City Art Tour and collects a range of styles including works by the Mexican artist Arturo Garcia Bustos.