Gala del Museo Catrina Ball

Mexic-Arte Museum is pleased to announce its annual Gala del Museo, which will take place on October 17th, 2015. Gala del Museo will again be held at the Four Seasons Ballroom from 5:30 p.m-9:30 p.m and will welcome Gala Co-Chairs Mr. and Mrs. Edgar and Laurel Prats. Prominent artists and cultural promoters will be joining us for this esteemed evening, so be sure not to miss the event of the year!

Gala del Museo is an elegant fundraising event that reminisces the past and recognizes our present accomplishments in visual art and culture. Last year, the Four Seasons Ballroom was filled with impressive guests, great art, beautiful music, flavorful Mexican cuisine and delicious beverages. This year, the Museum will present a mix of a lavish masquerade and black tie attire.

Gala del Museo seeks to raise funding for the Museum’s vital education programs, collections, and exhibitions. Consider becoming a sponsor today and becoming one of the many patrons who have made an important impact in Austin arts.

Buy your tickets today!
Please email Caity Shaffer at for Sponsorship opportunities!


Mexic-Arte Museum’s Mexico City Art Tour 2015: Explore-Enjoy-Indulge

Contact and Information
Sylvia Orozco, Executive Director
512-200-7268 Direct
512-480-9373 Office
Email to reserve now.

Mexic-Arte Museum’s Mexico City Art Tour 2015 – Explore- Enjoy- Indulge

Sept. 11, Friday to Sept. 16, 2015, Wednesday

Mexic-Arte Museum's Mexico City Art Tour offers a panoramic survey of Mexican art and culture in the western hemisphere's largest metropolis. The trip offers an unparalleled opportunity to experience all this city has to offer. Under the expert guidance of Mexic-Arte Museum Founding Director Sylvia Orozco, participants will visit Mexico City's iconic cultural heritage sites: Palacio de Bellas Artes, el Zocalo Plaza, Museo Mural Diego Rivera, Museo Frida Kahlo, Coyoacan Plaza, the National Art Museum, Museum of Modern Art, National History Museum, Chapultepec Park, Dolores Olmedo Museum in Xochimilco, Museo Soumaya, Jumex Foundation Museum, National Anthropology Museum and many others. Mexico City is a world art and tourist destination. If you've been waiting for the right time to visit, now's your chance!

One of the Highlights: This trip is scheduled around Mexico's Independence Day on Sept. 15th adding civic decorations, celebrations and the historic parade to the experience. Participate in the Mexican Independence Day Celebration Dinner and Fiesta!!

Accomodations: Luxurious downtown Hilton Mexico City Reforma across from the newly renovated Alameda Park; breakfast, welcoming lunch included.

Cost per Person, Shared room for 2: $2800
Cost per Person, Private room: $3500
Cost based on current airfare. Cost may vary as travel date approaches. Buy now!
*One welcoming lunch is included in the fee.
*Breakfast at Hilton Hotel Los Dones is included in the fee.
*Includes Sept. 15th Mexican Independence Celebration dinner, fiesta, and seating for Parade! *Museum fees and tour bus included. *Part of the fee is tax deductible.

Airline: from San Antonio
Flight departure and return is from San Antonio.
Reservations/Payment must be made by August 15, 2015.
To Reserve a space, FULL PAYMENT must be received.
Credit cards payments can be made by calling the Mexic-Arte Museum Store at (512) 480-9373
Check payments can be mailed to:
Mexic-Arte Museum
Attn: Mexico City Tour
PO Box 2273
Austin, Tx 78768


Taste of Mexico 2015: A Success!

Taste of Mexico 2015 was a great success! You can find photos from the event on our Facebook page to enjoy a taste of the excitement!

The Museum was proud to host 32 restaurants and 17 beverage purveyors at Brazos Hall, where guests enjoyed Austin’s most flavorful Mexican and Mexican-inspired dishes and beverages. Dishes ranged from rarities such as pigs’ ear tacos (taco de oreja de cerdo al pibil created by Chef of Honor Daniel Ovadía from Mexico City) to wholesome favorites like mole chicken (El Sol Y La Luna), not to mention the inventive and delicious drinks for sampling. Mayor Adler honored the event through the reading of a special proclamation, which declared May 5, 2015 “Mexic-Arte Museum Taste of Mexico Day” and recognized the Museum for its contributions in educational programming, as well as its role in serving as a bridge between Texas and Mexico. Our distinguished Guests of Honor included the Texas Mexican Restaurant Association, Congressman Lloyd Doggett, and Mayor Adler. Attendees enjoyed the music of Mariachi Chavez Inspiration and all the treasures of the Museum’s own Bazaar del Arte, which featured Mexican folk arts and crafts, unique gifts, one-of-a-kind jewelry pieces, and more. The Pop-up Print Shop was another exciting destination at the event, hosted by our very own Screen It! Advanced Students and the Education Department!

The Museum would also like to extend its gratitude to culinary master and Taste of Mexico 2015 Chef of Honor Daniel Ovadía. As one of the youngest contemporary chefs in Mexico, Ovadía had a wealth of fresh culinary insights to share with the public during his exciting cooking demonstration on May 4th, 2015. Ovadía spoke to the origins of the ingredients used in his seafood dishes and the science of finding new flavors to work with the natural flavors of the fishes. The audience had the opportunity to learn about a special sauce which is made from the charred shells of cocoa beans and lime, poured atop raw camarones (shrimp). Ovadía’s philosophy in using natural ingredients could be seen in his delicious recipe for a savory sauce made of Mexican herbs. The dishes Ovadía created at the Taste of Mexico event had guests waiting in line with anticipation. Thank you, Daniel Ovadía, for your contributions in culinary expertise and inventiveness!

The celebratory atmosphere at Taste of Mexico made for an exciting evening! If you missed this year’s event, be sure to join us in 2016. The Museum is grateful to all who made this event a success in raising vital funds for arts education programs for at-risk youth in Austin.

Thank you to the amazing restaurants, beverage purveyors, and sponsors who made Taste of Mexico 2015 possible!

Restaurants: AlerLit, Andy Norton, Beanitos, Casa Chapala, Concha's Salsa, Da Keyk Fondant Creations, Daniel Ovadía, Paxia, Dos Salsas, El Mesón, El Naranjo, El Sol y La Luna, El Tizon del Chef, Flores, H-E-B, Hula Hut, La Mexicana Bakery, La Super Michoacana Paleteria , Las Palomas Restaurant-Bar, Llama's Peruvian Creole, Matt's El Rancho, Mexicano Grille, Mi Madre’s, Sala & Betty, Sazón, Serranos, SWB Southwest Bistro, Sweet Danny, Taco-Mex, Tex-Mex Joe’s, Veracruz All Natural, & Vivo

Beverage Purveyors: Albert Bichot, Ancho Reyes, Brown Distributing Company, Capitol Wright Distributing, Cat Tequila, Chameleon Cold-Brew, Clase Azul Tequila, Curra’s Grill, Hecho en Mexico, Herradura, Mestizo Mezcal, Milagro Tequila, Pura Vida, Santihua, Temptation Apple Liqueur, Tequila Cazadores, & Texas Coffee Traders


AUSTIN, TX 78701