Opening Reception: Icons & Symbols of the Borderland and Community Altar

Miguel Valenzuela, Juaritos, 2006,  Mixed Media. 48" x 96".

Miguel Valenzuela, Juaritos, 2006,  Mixed Media. 48" x 96".

Opening Reception & Independence Celebration

Date: Friday, September 16, 2016
Member Hour: 6 – 7 pm Guest Curator's Tour and Artists Meet
Public Hours: 7 – 9 pm
Admission: $10 or FREE for Museum Members
Refreshments: Special Cocktails
Antojitos: Tacos by Taquero Vaquero
DJ Set: uLOVEi

Icons & Symbols of the Borderland
Main Gallery
September 17–November 13, 2016

Icons & Symbols of the Borderland features works of art that serve as commentary on memory, ritual, nature, socio-political issues and personal experience around the theme of the Mexico-U.S. border. Mesoamerican, Spanish, Mexican, and Native American elements are blended with the modern American cultural terrain and its consumer trends. These artworks synthesize and collide in a creative depiction of the contemporary borderland.

Juntos Art Association Artists: Ricky Armendariz, Lucia Carmona, Antonio Castro, Orlando Cedillo, Mark Clark, Socorro Diamonstein, Leticia Diaz, Gaspar Enriquez, Priscilla Garcia, Mery Godigna Collet, Christine Granados, Chris Grijalva-Garcia, Luis Gutierrez, Wayne Hilton, Benito Huerta, Ilana Lapid, Lydia Limas, Cesar Martinez, Diana Molina, Delilah Montoya, Oscar Moya, Mia Rollow, Kent Rush, Romy Saenz Hawkins, Victoria Suescum, Miguel Valenzuela, Andy Villarreal

Supporting Artists: Elisa Barton, Brenda Munoz, Erica Panetta
 

Community Altars: A Celebration of Life
Annex Gallery
September 17–November 13, 2016

Community Altars: A Celebration of Life coincides with the Museum’s 33rd Annual Celebration of Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead). Artists, community groups, and individuals will create altars that will be displayed from September 17 – November 13, 2016 and during the Museum’s Annual Viva la Vida Festival on October 29, 2016. These commemorative altars celebrate the lives of influential figures who have served the Austin community, as well as loved ones who have passed.

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