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Opening Reception: Crossing the Line: Drawings From Mexic-Arte Museum's Permanent Collection

Left:  Felipe Reyes, "Carmen", pastel, 1987.  Right:  Felipe Reyes, "Figure with Black Dress Looking Inward", pastel, 1988.

Left: Felipe Reyes, "Carmen", pastel, 1987. Right: Felipe Reyes, "Figure with Black Dress Looking Inward", pastel, 1988.

Join us on Friday, March 29th for the opening reception of our upcoming exhibition, Crossing the Line: Drawings from Mexic-Arte Museum's Permanent Collection. Enjoy antojitos by Nixta Taqueria, music by Dj Ellá Ellá, and specialty cocktails by Dulce Vida Tequila.

This will mark the first time that the Museum will hold an exhibition focused solely on drawings from its Permanent Collection and will also coincide with the reopening of the Museum's print exhibition, La Huella Magistral: Homage to Master Printmakers.

Admission: $10.00 or Free for Members
**Parking: $10 at Frost Bank Tower Parking Garage, on the corner of Brazos & 4th St. (enter on 4th St.)

Drawing—as an immediate or raw expression of thought or emotion—is defined as a form of visual art in which a person uses various drawing instruments to mark paper, or other platforms. The practice can employ a wide range of materials beyond the pencil including pen and ink, graphite pencils, inked brushes, various kinds of paints, colored pencils, crayons, charcoal, chalk, pastels, erasers, markers, styluses, metals, or new media. Crossing the Line: Drawings from the Mexic-Arte Museum Permanent Collection will exhibit the works of more than forty artists who delve into these assorted techniques." Works range from functional drawings such as anatomy studies, sketches, and mural drawings, to figurative renderings and abstract works that push the boundaries of what is considered a drawing. Through these diverse genres, featured artists explore a wide array of themes including notions of identity, culture, and drawing as a method to communicate, document, and interpret our reality.

The exhibition features works from 19 printmakers, each contributing an individual print to the limited edition portfolio. Each artist pays tribute to a master printmaker who mentored, taught, or inspired them and contributed artwork in their mentor’s preferred medium or recognizable style. Printmakers explore shared social justice issues including the defense of poor or oppressed peoples, a commitment to public education, and solidarity with workers. Mexic-Arte Museum expands on the themes explored in the portfolio by incorporating prints from the Museum’s Permanent Collection.

Earlier Event: March 12
Changarrito: Ulysses Cueto