Mexic-Arte Museum is excited to be part of the 21st Annual Austin Museum Day. The citywide celebration invites the community to enjoy free access to exhibits and activities in participating museums around Austin. Over forty institutions will be offering special programming for visitors throughout the day.
Mexic-Arte Museum’s Viva La Vida Fest is Austin’s largest and longest-running Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) festival. The festival features a Grand Procession, the Education Pavilion with hands-on art activities and artist demos, and a celebration with traditional foods, local artist and retail booths, a low-rider exhibition, live music and performances throughout the day.
Join us for the opening reception of our upcoming exhibitions
Viva la Vida: Celebrating 35 Years of Mexic-Arte Museum’s Día de los Muertos and Danzas Matlachines: Tesoros y Patrimonio Cultural, Las Tradiciónes Continúan. There will be Antojitos, live music and drinks to enjoy.
Mexic-Arte Museum invites all current and potential members to its First Annual Member Appreciation Party and YLA 23 Closing Reception.
Join the Education Department at Mexic-Arte Museum for Family Day with YLA 23 artist, Evelyn Contreras. Visitors are invited to a fun Family Day workshop where they will explore pop-up book techniques and basic wire-circuiting. Come learn about Contreras' artist techniques and take home your very own pop-up card with an embedded UV light to illuminate your fabulous neon art!
In conjunction with Mexic-Arte Museum’s exhibition YLA 23: Beyond Walls, Between Gates, and Under Bridges (Guest Curated by Rocha Rochelli), this workshop allows participants to learn about Chavez’s practice and bring an object of importance that they would like to “visually elevate.” Chavez will guide attendees through the process of adding baubles and jewels to adorn your objects. Light refreshments and “bubbly” will be served.
Museum Members are invited to an exclusive brunch with the creative minds behind the exhibitions and artworks on display. Join us for chilaquiles and pozole from Dai Due Taqueria and coffee and fresh juice generously provided by Hounstooth Coffee and Juiceland. Stick around following the brunch for an artist talk with guest curator Rocha-Rochelli and artists from YLA 23.
Join us for the opening reception of our upcoming exhibitions Young Latinx Artists 23: Beyond Walls, Between Gates, Under Bridges and Changarrito Project: Selections from the Collection 2016 – 2018. There will be Antojitos by Dai Due Taqueria, music by Mosaico Experiencia, and specialty drinks generously provided by Dulce Vida Tequila and Topo Chico USA.
Mexic-Arte Museum will bring together a trio of panelists to discuss the current exhibition and provide insights through their respective areas of expertise. Photographer Joel Salcido will speak about his artistic career and expand on some of his works that are part of the exhibit; Dr. Dania Abreu-Torres will delve in the development race, national identity, and feminism through art; and Dr. Erina Duganne will explore and contextualize lineages of resistance through the medium of photography.
Join us for an impeccable pairing of spirited vibes and dazzling edible creations as we celebrate another year of artistry and cultural cuisine in Austin. Stay tuned in the following weeks for more information on how you can purchase tickets to Mexic-Arte Museum's culinary festival!
In anticipation of our upcoming Taste of Mexico festival, Mexic-Arte Museum will be hosting a special screening of Agave is Life on Friday, April 27th from 6-8:30pm. Following the screening, there will be a discussion with filmmakers Meredith L. Dreiss and David O. Brown and a guided tasting with Wahaka Mezcal.
Grab a drink at Mexic-Arte Museum and join Education Coordinator, Stepha 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.
A community mural workshop with Libre Gutierrez and panel discussion: "Expanding the limits of social transformation from creative spaces: art and literature". Happy hour to follow.
The event is part of the University of Texas' 38th Annual ILASSA Conference.
Opening Reception: Fotografia y Nuevos Medios: Selections from the Permanent Collection & Desert Triangle Print Carpeta
Join us for the opening reception of Fotografía y Nuevos Medios: Selections from the Permanent Collection and Desert Triangle Print Carpeta exhibitions, with music from DJ Chorizo Funk and specialty drinks generously provided by Dulce Vida Tequila!
Mexic-Arte Museum’s Viva La Vida Fest is Austin’s largest and longest-running Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) festival. The festival features a Grand Procession, the Education Pavilion with hands-on art activities and artist demos, and a celebration with traditional foods, local artist and retail booths, a low-rider exhibition, live music and performances throughout the day. This year's festival will honor Frida Kahlo in conjunction with the autumn exhibit Diego & Frida: A Smile in the Middle of the Way.
Join artists Mark Menjivar and Molly Sherman for a workshop on how to create meaningful projects from your own family archives.