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.
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 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!