A Guide to an Unofficial SXSW at Mexic-Arte Museum
Wednesday, March 7 – Sunday, March 18


Late Nights at Mexic-Arte Museum
Friday, March 9 – Sunday, March 18

With the South by Southwest Festival kicking off this week, Mexic-Arte Museum will be open extended hours! The Museum will be open from 10am - 9pm from Friday, March 9 to Saturday, March 17. On Sunday, March 11, it will be open from 12pm - 9pm. Make sure to stop by and view our current exhibitions:

Fotografía y Nuevos Medios: Selections from the Permanent Collection
Amassed over the last 35 years, Mexic-Arte Museum’s exhibition, Fotografía y Nuevos Medios: Selections from the Permanent Collection, explores the plurality of resistance, highlighting varied lineages of Latinx and Latin American resistance. Selected works reflect upon a range of issues including race, gender, identity, community, civil rights, and cultural praxis. Through different media and approaches, these works shift beyond binary paradigms, speaking to the fluidity of life. 

Desert Triangle Print Carpeta
Produced in fourteen different studios across the Southwest, the Desert Triangle Print Carpeta exhibition features the work of 30 printmakers dealing with themes pertinent to the region, including diverse cultural narrative, border identity, and popular culture. Additionally, three prints on display incorporate augmented reality through Augment El Paso's self-titled application, which animates the respective works of art.


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The Mexic-Arte Music Showcase Presented by New Latin Wave
Thursday, March 15, 1-5pm

Join us on Thursday, March 15th from 1-5pm at the Museum for the Mexic-Arte Music Showcase Presented by The New Latin Wave. This Unofficial SXSW show will bring together some of the top indie acts in Latinx music. Featured artists include Balún, Entropica, Breaking Forms, and Parrot Dream. No badge required. Admission is $5 or free for Members. 


1pm - Entropica
2pm - Breaking Forms
3pm - Parrot Dream
4pm - Balún



Breaking Down Barriers: The Importance of Latinx Representation
Wednesday, March 14, 5-6pm

Join Mexic-Arte Museum's Education Coordinator, Stephanie 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. 


Cix Mugre. Renacimiento de Tlaloc, 2017

Cix Mugre. Renacimiento de Tlaloc, 2017

Cix Mugre Mural for SXSW Casa México
Wednesday, March 7 - Sunday, March 11

Beginning on March 7, muralist Cix Mugre will begin work on #elmeromuro. The mural project will be done in conjunction with the Consulate General of Mexico's Casa México and will explore themes of unity and interconnectedness. Cix Mugre is known for his use of vibrant colors to depict elaborate indigenous iconogrophy and has worked on murals across the globe including France, El Salvador, Egypt, Peru, Brazil, England, Colombia, Belgium, Guatemala, and his native Mexico. Stop by the Museum March 7-10  to see the artist at work!


SXSW Changarrito
Thursday, March 8 – Friday, March 16

Changarrito is a pop-up art cart, conceptualized by artist Maximo Gonzalez as an alternative to official gallery selections in Mexico. 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. 

Mexic-Arte Museum has hosted the Changarrito Artist Residency program since 2012 and has featured over 50 artists. For the launch of the 2018 season, the Museum is featuring four Changarrito residencies during the SXSW Festival in Austin, Texas. Visitors can meet the artists, who will be featured in front of the Museum on 5th St. and Congress Ave.

Thursday, March 8 – Ruben Dario Villa from 1-6pm
Friday, March 9 – Cix Mugre from 12-4pm
Sunday, March 11 – Puro Chingón Collective from 12-3pm
Tuesday, March 13  – Harry Chavez from 12-3pm
Wednesday, March 14 – Celeste Sarabia from 11-7pm
Friday, March 16 – Hector Kriete from 11-7pm

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Noon Gallery Talks
Monday, March 12 - Friday, March 16, Noon

Join us from Monday, March 12 to Friday, March 16 for Noon Gallery Talks. Each day a different Mexic-Arte team member will lead visitors through the Museum and hold a lively discussion on the exhibition. Come gain insights on the development of the exhibition, the respective works of art, and the importance of Latinx and Latin American resistance.