EXHIBITIONS

CURRENT

Javier Chavira, "El Guerrero (The Warrior)" (detail), 2004; acrylic and crayon on paper; Courtesy of the Bank of America Collection

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Miradas: Ancient Roots in Modern and Contemporary Mexican Art, Works from the Bank of America Collection (September 19-November 23, 2014 )


Miradas: Ancient Roots in Modern and Contemporary Mexican Art, Works from the Bank of America Collection, organized by the National Museum of Mexican Art in collaboration with Bank of America Corporation, is a unique exhibition of one of the most extensive corporate collections in the U.S. and takes a close look at the paintings, prints and photographs created over the past 80 years. The exhibition is curated by Cesáreo Moreno, NMMA Chief Curator and examines and celebrates work by artists on both sides of the U.S./Mexico border.

CURRENT

Sam Coronado, "Muerte; Celebracion," Oil on Canvas, 1984

ANNEX

Community Altars (September 19 – November 23, 2014)


Mexic-Arte Museum will invite community members and visual artists to celebrate the Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) holiday (November 1–2). To honor the dead, artists will create ornate altars consisting of traditional adornments such as cempasuchitl (marigolds), foodstuffs, and memorabilia commemorating a deceased individual. This year the Mexic-Arte Museum will commemorate the passing of one of the original co-founders, Sam Z. Coronado.

UPCOMING

Abbie Garcia, "Untitled (detail)", 2011; embroidery; 6" x 6"; Courtesy of the artist

CHANGARRITO

Changarrito with Abbie Garcia


Saturday, October 4, 2014, 12-3 pm

Sunday, October 5, 2014, 12-3 pm

Saturday, October 11, 2014, 12-3 pm

Sunday, October 12, 2014, 12-3 pm

“Changarrito” is an art vending cart based out of Mexico. There are multiple Changarrito carts circulating throughout the world— all with the same objective of promoting original artwork to the general public.October’s resident is Abbie Garcia. Akin to what C.S. Lewis and others describe as Sehnsucht and the feeling encapsulated in the Portuguese word saudade, this sweet yearning is manifested in her craft through a playful subversion of traditional feminine and domestic arts in an ongoing rumination on the desire to build or find or love Home as a single woman in the liminal space of her mid-20s.

UPCOMING

Celina Garcia, "Los Vestidos", 2013; acrylic on gessobords; Courtesy of the Mexic-Arte Museum

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Mix ‘N Mash (December 5, 2014-January 4, 2015)


Mix ‘N Mash is a group exhibition and art sale. This exhibit will feature original artworks created by local, national, and international artists for sale. Support will benefit the Mexic–Arte Museum’s Education and Exhibition Programs. All works of art are on Gessobords™ generously donated by Ampersand Art Supply.

UPCOMING

Gil Rocha, "El Cartonado", mixed media; 4’ x 4’ x 8’ (varied dimensions); Mexic-Arte Museum Permanent Collection

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Selections from the Mexic-Arte Museum Contemporary Art Collection (January 23-April 26, 2015)


Selections from the Mexic-Arte Museum Contemporary Art Collection will showcase the recent contemporary acquisitions of the Mexic-Arte Museum by artists such as David “Shek” Vega, Adriana Corral, Miguel Aragon, Teresa Cervantes, and Gil Rocha.

UPCOMING

Michael Anthony Garcia, "On Point", digital collage on plexiglass, 2012; 8.5" X11"; Mexic-Arte Museum Permanent Collection

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Selections from the Changarrito Permanent Collection from 2012-2014 (January 23-April 26, 2015)


In the annex gallery Selections from the Changarrito Permanent Collection from 2012-2014 will showcase acquired works from the Changarrito Residencies. The Changarrito Project is an international traveling mobile gallery that provides an alternative method of showcasing artwork for contemporary artists. Mexic-Arte Museum acquired one of the Changarrito carts, and has invited over 15 artists to participate. Works acquired from these residencies will be on display, ranging from tapes, zines, toys, miniature sculpture, paintings, sketches, and other portable works on paper.

PAST

Julia Arredondo, "Untitled (Souljazz)", 2014; screenprint on Bristol; 18" x 12"; Courtesy of the artist

CHANGARRITO

Changarrito with Julia Arredondo


Dates & Times

Saturday, August 23, 2014, 12-3 pm

Sunday, August 24, 2014, 12-3 pm

Saturday, August 30, 2014, 12-3 pm

Sunday, August 31, 2014, 12-3 pm


“Changarrito” is an art vending cart based out of Mexico. There are multiple Changarrito carts circulating throughout the world— all with the same objective of promoting original artwork to the general public. August's resident is Julia Arredondo. She is is a printmaker and indie publisher who received her BFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore, MD. Touring the country Arredondo sells zines, prints, correspondence cards, and ephemera.

UPCOMING

Natalie Villarreal, " Contemplation on a Mariachi ", 2014; oil pastel; 5" x 7"; Courtesy of the artist Support provided by National Endowment for the Arts

CHANGARRITO

Changarrito with Natalie Villarreal


Dates & Times:

Saturday, September 20, 2014, 12-3 pm

Sunday, September 21, 2014, 12-3 pm

Saturday, September 27, 2014, 12-3 pm

Sunday, September 28, 2014, 12-3 pm


“Changarrito” is an art vending cart based out of Mexico. There are multiple Changarrito carts circulating throughout the world— all with the same objective of promoting original artwork to the general public. September's resident is Natalie Villarreal. Her practice involves painting, drawing, and sculpture, and takes inspiration from the writers and artists of the 19th century. In the fast-paced world of the 21st century, Villarreal believes that a sense of beauty, once so important, has been neglected. She works to bring a sensibility towards beauty into her work through the painting of intimate objects. Natalie Villarreal graduated with a BFA in Studio Art from the University of Texas at Austin. She currently lives and works as an artist and marketing specialist in Austin, Texas.

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Natalia Anciso, "En el cuarto de Mom" (detail), 2012; installation; Courtesy of the artist

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Young Latina Artists 19: Y, Qué? (June 13- September 7, 2014)


The Young Latino Artists (YLA) exhibition has historically provided Latino artists under the age of thirty-five with professional-level museum experience and exposure. In 1996, the inception of the Young Latino Artists Exhibition resulted in one of the most highly anticipated annual traditions for the Mexic-Arte Museum. Now in its nineteenth year, the next YLA exhibition Y, qué? will be guest curated by the Más Rudas Chicana Collective; Ruth Buentello, Sarah Castillo, Kristin Gamez, and Mari Hernandez. In a time where the validity and necessity of Latina art is in question in contemporary art, Y, Qué? (“and what!”) is a bold gesture of unflinching existence as well as an affirmation of the state of multiple identities. Curated by Más Rudas Chicana art collective based in San Antonio, Texas, Y, Qué? includes Latina artists cultivating an artistic vocabularies to understand the world around them. Their artistic languages at times converge and diverge, as they all work towards resolving conflicts that derive from questions related to race, class, cultural identity, gender, and sexuality. Selected artists include: Natalia Anciso, Daphne Arthur, Nani Chacon, Audrya Flores, Suzy Gonzalez, Alexis Herrera, Las Hermanas Iglesias, Annette Martinez, Senalka McDonald, Awilda Rodriguez Lora, Cristy C. Road, Linda Lucía Santana, and Fabiola Torralba.

PAST

Delilah Montoya, "Smile Now, Cry Later", 2008; serigraph; Mexic-Arte Museum Pemanent Collection

ANNEX

Women of the Serie Project (June 13- September 7, 2014)


The Serie Project is a non-profit Latino arts organization dedicated to the fine art of serigraphy. Since its inception, the Serie Project’s annual AIR (Artist in Residence) program invites artists to learn the serigraph printmaking technique and create a limited edition of prints under the guidance of a Master Printer. This year, Mexic-Arte Museum will highlight selected women artists who have participated in this Austin-based artist residency program.

PAST

Lucero Archuleta, Frida "Scraps" Kahlo, 2014, mixed media, Courtesy of the artist

CHANGARRITO

Changarrito with Federico and Lucero Archuleta


Dates & Times

Saturday, July 12, 2014: 12-3 pm

Sunday, July 13, 2014: 12-3 pm

Saturday, July 19, 2014: 12-3 pm

Sunday, July 20, 2014: 12-3 pm


“Changarrito” is an art vending cart based out of Mexico. There are multiple Changarrito carts circulating throughout the world— all with the same objective of promoting original artwork to the general public.July’s resident artists are Lucero and Federico Archuleta. Archuleta’s high-quality stencil art has quickly become part of Austin’s cityscape and has earned him a reputation as one of Austin’s most dynamic street artist and Lucero has worked for over 40 years as a classic portrait photographer.

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Illustrating Anarchy and Revolution (January 25-February 28, 2014; March 15-June 1, 2014)


Illustrating Anarchy and Revolution evolved from a partnership between the La Casa de El Hijo del Ahuizote Museum and The University of Texas at Austin's Center for Mexican American Studies (CMAS) academic conference "Illustrating Anarchy and Revolution: Mexican Legacies of Global Change." This survey exhibition extends the conference's thematic analysis of Mexico's Flores Magón brothers' anarchist legacies and presents associated sociopolitical art and international ephemera referencing social, agrarian, and labor movements of the 20th and 21st centuries. Featured Artists include: Jesus Barraza, Nao Bustamante, Sam Durant, Eric J. Garcia, Astrid Hadad, Ester Hernandez, Julio Salgado, Ernesto Yerena Montejano, Las Cafeteras, and works from the Mexic-Arte Museum Permanent Collection.

PAST

Stephen Salazar, “Richie”, 2012, firm pastel on paper; 2’ x 3’; Courtesy of the artist

CHANGARRITO

Changarrito with Stephen Salazar


Dates & Times:

Saturday, May 3, 2014: 12-3 pm

Sunday, May 4, 2014: 12-3 pm

Saturday, May 10, 2014: 12-3 pm

Sunday, May 11, 2014: 12-3 pm


“Changarrito” is an art vending cart based out of Mexico. There are multiple Changarrito carts circulating throughout the world— all with the same objective of promoting original artwork to the general public. May’s resident artist is Stephen Salazar. Stephen is a born and raised Austin artist whose work flirts with the surreal and experiments with the risqué.

PAST

Mujeres en Medio, 2014; Courtesy of the artist

CHANGARRITO

Changarrito with Mujeres en Medio


Dates & Times:

Saturday, April 19, 2014: 12-3 pm

Sunday, April 20, 2014: 12-3 pm

Saturday, April 26, 2014: 12-3 pm

Sunday, April 27, 2014: 12-3 pm


“Changarrito” is an art vending cart based out of Mexico. There are multiple Changarrito carts circulating throughout the world— all with the same objective of promoting original artwork to the general public. April’s resident artists are Mujeres en Medio.Mujeres en Medio is a transnational media collective composed of self-identified womyn-of color. Their online journal exists as a digital “thirdspace” that enables storytelling through the powerful tools of film, photography, and writing. They spotlight cultural and socio-political issues that are often marginalized or misrepresented by mainstream media. Mujeres en Medio contributors are unique in experience, perspective, media practice and interest while committed to producing compelling alternative narratives. Their digital space advances the self empowerment of young aspiring media producers through the promotion of skill-sharing,collaboration,and community building. .

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Esteban del Valle, "El Sueño de la Razón Produce Monstruos," 2013; spray paint and acrylic on brick; Courtesy of the artis

CHANGARRITO

Changarrito with Esteban del Valle


Dates & Times:

Saturday, February 22, 2014: 12-3 pm

Sunday, February 23, 2014: 12-3 pm


“Changarrito” is an art vending cart based out of Mexico. There are multiple Changarrito carts circulating throughout the world— all with the same objective of promoting original artwork to the general public. February’s resident artist is Esteban del Valle. His artwork will be on display and available for sale throughout the duration of his residency. Esteban del Valle is an interdisciplinary artist currently living and working in Brooklyn, New York. He completed his MFA at the Rhode Island School of Design in 2009, where he received a Presidential Scholarship and the Toby Devan Lewis Fellowship. In 2011, Esteban worked in Los Angeles designing a set for the 2012 Sundance Film Festival selection Filly Brown and was a participant at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. Most recently, he completed a 7-month fellowship at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, Massachusetts.

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Totally Cool Totally Art Opening Reception 2014

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Totally Cool Totally Art (February 14-28, 2014)


Totally Cool Totally Art is an annual exhibition to celebrate and encourage artistic production among Austin’s teen community. Mexic-Arte Museum ongoing partnership with the City of Austin provides a formal gallery space for the display of artwork created by teens in after-school workshops.

PAST

April Garcia, "Lost in fabrication", soft sculpture, 2013; 12" x 15" x 8"; Courtesy of the artist

CHANGARRITO

Changarrito with April Garcia


Dates & Times:

Saturday, January 11, 2014: 12-3 pm

Sunday, January 12, 2014: 12-3 pm

Saturday, January 18, 2014: 12-3 pm

Sunday, January 19, 2014: 12-3 pm


“Changarrito” is an art vending cart based out of Mexico. There are multiple Changarrito carts circulating throughout the world— all with the same objective of promoting original artwork to the general public. January’s resident artist is April Garcia. Her artwork will be on display and available for sale throughout the duration of his residency. April Garcia was born and raised in The Rio Grande Valley before moving to the capital city. Since living in Austin she enjoys being a part of the creative community and has studied media that include sculpture, and printmaking. She finds that Yayoi Kusama, Louise Bourgeois and Claes Oldenburg inspire her fabric art. Frequently you can find her behind her sewing machine creating forms inspired by natural organic shapes.

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Mix 'N Mash (December 2, 2013-January 13, 2014)


Mix ‘N Mash is a group exhibition and art sale. This exhibit will feature original artworks created by local, national, and international artists for sale. Support will benefit the Mexic–Arte Museum’s Education and Exhibition programs, including the Screen It! program serving underserved youth through screenprinting workshops throughout the year. All works of art are on Gessobords™ generously donated by Ampersand Art Supply. Featured Artists include: Michael Anthony Garcia, "David Shek" Vega, Jonathan Rebolloso Ricardo Paniagua, Louie Chavez, Ricky Yanas, Teresa Cervantes, Marcus Sanchez, April Garcia, Tony Diaz, Lucas Negrete, Mas Rudas, Daniel Arredondo, Robert Jackson Harrington, Federico Archuleta, Lucero Archuleta, Bobby Dixon, Raul Gonzalez, Celina Garcia, & more!

PAST

Tita Griesbach, "Malinche I", 1994, hand-painted lithograph; 24” x 36”; Mexic-Arte Museum Permanent Collection

ANNEX

Selections from the Tita Griesbach Collection (December 2, 2013-January 13, 2014)


Tita Griesbach is a Mexican painter and printmaker currently residing in Los Angeles after forty years in Austin. She donated her personal collections to the Mexic–Arte Museum in 2012. Her art works primarily consist of neo–figurative compositions reflecting on myth, legends of Mexico, and personal fantasies. The exhibited selections from Griesbach’s collection highlight abstract, figurative experiences, and the artist’s ability to create nostalgia for a history that acts as both illusion and fact.

CHANGARRITO

Randy Muniz, "Pizza Cat", 2013, ink and paint on vinyl figure; Courtesy of the arist

CHANGARRITO

Changarrito with Randy Muniz


Dates & Times:

Saturday, November 2, 2013: 12-3 pm

Sunday, November 3, 2013: 12-3 pm

Saturday, December 14, 2013: 12-3 pm

Sunday, December 15, 2013: 12-3 pm


“Changarrito” is an art vending cart based out of Mexico. There are multiple Changarrito carts circulating throughout the world— all with the same objective of promoting original artwork to the general public. November and December’s resident artist is Randy Muniz. His artwork will be on display and available for sale throughout the duration of his residency.

“My name is not important and I screenprint for a living. I make art and whatnot. I have lived in Austin, TX for the last few years but it feels like just yesterday that I walked out of art school. I spent most of those years in training, honing my craft, riding bikes and assembling an unstoppable force of nature, aka pizza cats. While I'm working, I like to plot our takeover. The art world is to phonies as I am to trill. My favorite color is black, white, and read. Very few people know that I have the skills to pay the bills. The best place to smoke before checking out some museums in New York is at the Central Park, somewhere near Strawberry Fields. If I didn't live here, I'd be an alien. If I weren't an artist I'd kill myself. Hustlers inspire me. Right now I am recovering from last night. If I were a pizza, I'd be a cat.” - Randy Muniz

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Celina Garcia with the Changarrito, 2013; Courtesy of the Mexic-Arte Museum

CHANGARRITO

Changarrito with Celina Garcia


Dates & Times:

Saturday, October 5, 2013: 12-3 pm

Sunday, October 6, 2013: 12-3 pm

Saturday, October 26, 2013: 12-3 pm

Sunday, October 27, 2013: 12-3 pm


“Changarrito” is an art vending cart based out of Mexico. There are multiple Changarrito carts circulating throughout the world— all with the same objective of promoting original artwork to the general public. October’s resident artist is Celina Garcia. Her artwork will be on display and available for sale throughout the duration of her residency. Celina "Cuppy" Garcia was born and raised on the South side of San Antonio, Texas. Coming from a family of artists, she was raised around materials that inspired her to create. Having no official training, she dove headfirst into a world of graphite and acrylic paint, which are still her media of choice. Celina's focus in her art is her Mexican culture and upbringing, her inspiration being her family and her grandmother. Her work has been seen in countless art shows and exhibits throughout Austin, Texas where she now resides with her partner and son. Currently she is finishing her degree in Visual Arts, with a Teacher Certification, in order to share her love of art with children.

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José Guadalupe Posada (born Aguascalietes, Mexico 1852–died Mexico City, Mexico 1913), La Calavera Catrina, broadside zinc etching; 15” x 10”; Mexic–Arte Museum Permanent Collection

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Creating la Muerte: Jose Guadalupe Posada 100th Anniversary (September 20- November 24, 2013)


The Mexic-Arte Museum will celebrate the 100 year anniversary of Jose Guadalupe Posada (1852-1913). One of Mexico's most famous political cartoonists and illustrators, Jose Guadalupe Posada created legendary calavera(skeleton) figures and the popular La Catrina (elegant skeleton) image largely associated with the Latin American holiday of Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead). Original Posada broadsides from the Mexic-Arte Museum permanent collection and Posada-inspired video installations courtesy of ITA Innovacion Potencial y Desarrollo will be on display in this commemorative exhibition.

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Altar dedicated to Peggy Rubio Garcia, 2013

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Community Altars (September 20-November 24, 2013)


The Community Altars exhibition will display local artists, school groups and activists revisiting their family members, friends and loved ones who have passed. El Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) heralds the returning of the dead to Earth during November 1 and 2. To help facilitate the return family members and loved ones create unique offerings consisting of the deceased’s favorite foods, drinks and memorabilia honoring their life. Traditionally, altars are in private spaces such a s grave sites and homes, however with the popularization of the Day of the Dead holiday the altar making process has become an artistic expression as well as pedagogical tool for Latino cultural awareness. The artistic creation and display of these public altars helps facilitate an interpretative reflection about life, death, memory and loss and extends an invitation to the community to be a part of this process and experience. A special explanatory altar will be created by the Mexic-Arte Museum to recognize and honor Jose Guadalupe Posada.

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Alexis Herrera with Changarrito, 2013

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Changarrito with Alexis Herrera


Dates & Times:

Saturday, August 3, 2013: 12-3 pm

Sunday, August 4, 2013: 12-3 pm

Saturday, September 7, 2013: 12-3 pm

Sunday, September 8, 2013: 12-3 pm


“Changarrito” is an art vending cart based out of Mexico. There are multiple Changarrito carts circulating throughout the world— all with the same objective of promoting original artwork to the general public. August’s resident artist is Alexis Herrera. Her artwork will be on display and available for sale throughout the duration of her residency. Alexis Herrera is an artist, musician, and community organizer. Relying on a multimedia approach, Herrera's body of work is dominated by drawing, painting, printmaking, Polaroid and film photography and is punctuated with digital media and performance art. Exploring themes of sexuality, identity, and memory, Herrera seeks to record and amplify the female existence as a voyeuristic game. Herrera is a founding member of Son Armado, a local cultural arts organization dedicated to the proliferation of the Son Jarocho Fandango, a popular education-based community tradition form Veracruz, Mexico. A Texas native, Herrera has lived and worked in Houston and San Antonio and currently resides in Austin.

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Jonathan Rebolloso with Changarrito, 2013

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Changarrito with Jonathan Rebolloso


Dates & Times:

Saturday, July 6, 2013: 12-3 pm

Sunday, July 7, 2013: 12-3 pm

Saturday, July 20, 2013: 12-3 pm

Sunday, July 21, 2013: 12-3 pm


“Changarrito” is an art vending cart based out of Mexico. There are multiple Changarrito carts circulating throughout the world— all with the same objective of promoting original artwork to the general public. July’s resident artist is Jonathan Rebolloso. His artwork will be on display and available for sale throughout the duration of his residency. Jonathan Rebolloso was born in San Luis Potosi, Mexico and immigrated to the United States with his family at the age of nine. Inspired by his experiences and those of others, he explores immigration and identity in his work through a conceptual use of traditional Mexican imagery. His work often features playful elements like paletas, calaveras as well as pop culture references that recall his childhood memories. Rebolloso studied Graphic Design at Austin Community College and is currently studio manager at Austin's Coronado studio and the Serie Project producing limited edition fine art prints and gig posters.

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Ricardo Paniagua, "Unknown Sources", 2012; lacquer on magnetic wood and veneer panels on steel; Courtesy of the artist

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Young Latino Artists 18: Con/Juntos (June 7- September 8, 2013)


The Young Latino Artists (YLA) exhibition has historically provided Latino artists under the age of thirty-five with professional-level museum experience and exposure. In 1996, the inception of the Young Latino Artists Exhibition resulted in one of the most highly anticipated annual traditions for the Mexic-Arte Museum. Now in its eighteenth year the current YLA exhibition Con/Juntos will be guest created by visual artist Michael Anthony Garcia; the title, which means “With/Together” reinforces the importance of the joining of ideas and individuals with a common cause, while also referencing the idea of conjuntos, a group of musicians collaborating and unifying their talents to create beautiful music for the public to share. Selected artists include: Raul Gonzalez, Daniel Adame, Serio Garcia, Ricardo Poniagua, Robert Jackson Harrington, Isabella Bur, April Garcia, Nelda Ramos, Javier Vanegas, Colectivo Sector Reforma (Javier Cardenas Tovizon, Santino Escatel and Alejandro Fournier), and Tejidos Urbanos.

PAST

Ernesto Yerena Montejano, "New Day Coming", 2013; screen print, edition of 50; Mexic-Arte Museum Permanent Collection

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Serie Project XX (June 7-September 8, 2013)


In 1993, Sam Coronado founded the Serie Project, a non-profit Latino arts organization dedicated to the fine art of serigraphy. Since its inception, the Serie Project’s annual AIR (Artist in Residence) program invites artists to learn the serigraph printmaking technique and create a limited edition of prints under the guidance of a Master Printer. This year’s selected artists are Farley Bookout, Margarita Cabrera, Paul del Bosque, Sandra C. Fernandez, Nahum Flores, Rigoberto A. Gonzalez, J. Salvador Lopez, Oscar Magallanes, Michael Marshall, Stephanie Mercado, Brian Phillips, Patricia Tinajero, Ernesto Yerena Montejano, and George Yepes.

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Raul Gonzalez with Changarrito, 2013

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Changarrito with Raul Gonzalez


Dates & Times:

Saturday, April 13, 2013: 12-4pm

Sunday, April 14, 2013: 12-4pm

Saturday, May 11, 2013: 12-4pm

Sunday, May 12, 2013: 12-4pm


“Changarrito” is an art vending cart based out of Mexico. There are multiple Changarrito carts circulating throughout the world— all with the same objective of promoting original artwork to the general public. April and May’s resident artist is Raul Gonzalez. His artwork will be on display and available for sale throughout the duration of his residency. Raul Gonzalez is currently in the M.F.A. program at the University of Texas at San Antonio. His narrative work reflects both a personal and external inspiration which includes graffiti, Pop Art, Chicano Art, music, fashion, pop culture and spatial relations.

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Lucas Negrete with Changarrito, 2013

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Changarrito with Lucas Negrete


Dates & Times:

Saturday, March 15, 2013, 12-5pm

Sunday, March 16, 2013, 12-5pm

Saturday, March 22, 2013, 12-5pm

Sunday, March 23, 2013, 12-5pm

“Changarrito” is an art vending cart based out of Mexico. There are multiple Changarrito carts circulating throughout the world— all with the same objective of promoting original artwork to the general public. March’s resident artist is Lucas Negrete. His artwork will be on display and available for sale throughout the duration of his residency. Texas Native Chicano artist, José Lucas Negrete (aka THIC), gravitates toward graffiti yet shows diversity with his mixed media paintings and sculptures. Negrete draws his motivation from his urban life style and inspiration from his Mexican culture; his focus has become the dichotomy of the two. After closing Austin's 5th Gallery, Negrete continues his artistic endeavors around Texas and abroad.

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Totally Cool Totally Art Gallery Opening Reception, 2013

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Totally Cool Totally Art (February 14-28, 2013)


This exhibit is held annually to celebrate and encourage artistic production among Austin’s teen community. Mexic-Arte has partnered with the City of Austin to bring artwork created by teens in after-school workshops to the Mexic-Arte Museum. Works range from experimentation with light fixtures, sculpture, and video.

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Devil mask (Michoacan, Mexico), Mexic-Arte Museum Permanent Collection

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Masked: Changing Identities (January 25-May 25, 2013)


Masked: Changing Identities showcases Mexican dance and popular masks from the Mexic-Arte Museum permanent collection. Each selected mask’s vibrant colors and designs reflect Mexican traditions of indigenous craftsmanship, myth narratives and dance rituals. Masked deconstructs the concept of the mask as transformative tool for disguise performance and entertainment in Mexican visual culture. The selected folkloric masks from Western Mexico, including the states of Guerrero and Michoacan, range from authentic wood, leather and metal masks used ceremonially, sold commercially and created as limited edition art objects.

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Gallery view of Unmasked: Lucha Libre, 2013

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Unmasked: Lucha Libre (January 25– May 26, 2013)


In the Mexic-Arte Museum’s annex gallery, Unmasked: Lucha Libre presents examples of the masked tradition of Mexican wrestling sport and its infusion in popular culture and contemporary art. Unmasked: Lucha Libre showcases Mexican wrestling masks, vintage Mexican Cinema posters and movies, and contemporary Latino prints and video documentaries.

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Vincent Martinez with Changarrito, 2013

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Changarrito with Vincent Martinez


Dates & Times:

Saturday, December 8, 2012: 12-3pm

Saturday, January 12, 2013: 12-3pm

Saturday, January 26, 2013: 12-3pm

“Changarrito” is an art vending cart based out of Mexico. There are multiple Changarrito carts circulating throughout the world— all with the same objective of promoting original artwork to the general public. December and January’s artist is Vincent Martinez. His artwork will be on display and available for sale throughout the duration of his residency. Vincent (Emcee Eats) Martinez teaches art for Totally Cool Totally Art (TCTA); a free community-based arts education for teenagers who may not otherwise have such opportunities. He also speaks art rap over hot beats, and paints. Elves, trunks, companionship, absurd still life, community, emotional connection via paint, and limbless unicorns are a few of the things that motivate this Austin-based artist.

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Mix 'N Mash 2012 (December 7, 2012-January 13, 2013)


Join us for the Mix 'N Mash exhibition and art sale. This exhibit will feature original artworks created by local, national, and international artists for sale. Enjoy the food, drinks, and music while you support the Mexic-Arte Museum 2013-2014 programming. Your support will benefit the Mexic-Arte Museum's Education and Exhibition programs, including the Screen It! program serving underserved youth through screenprinting workshops throughout the year.

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Paloma Mayorga with Changarrito, 2012

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Changarrito with Paloma Mayorga


Dates & Times:

Saturday, November 17, 2012: 12-5 pm

Sunday, November 18, 2012: 12-5 pm

Saturday, November 24, 2012: 12-5 pm

Sunday, November 22, 2012: 12-5 pm


“Changarrito” is an art vending cart based out of Mexico. There are multiple Changarrito carts circulating throughout the world— all with the same objective of promoting original artwork to the general public. November’s artist-in-residence is Paloma Mayorga. Her artwork will be on display and available for sale throughout the duration of her residency. In a world that has distorted the idea of carpe diem into apathy, Paloma Mayorga attempts to revive a consciousness in her viewer to the active part humans play in the creation of our social environments. Pulling from her own experiences dealing with social norms, food consumption and beauty rituals, she creates anthropomorphic portraits that reveal society’s obsession with vanity and novelty.

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Vincent Valdez, "Duerme" (Sleep) (detail), 2011; ink and paper; 42" x 72"; Courtesy of the artist

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Elements of Death (September 20- November 25,2012)


In honor of the Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) holiday, Elements of Death presents contemporary, multimedia artworks reflecting on death and the emotional experiences of memory, nostalgia, pain and loss. Selected artist include: Albert Alvarez, Soledad Arias, Rocio Gutierrez, Norys Rodriguez, Xavier Nuez, Monica Teresa Ortiz

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Altar dedicated to Esme Barrera, 2012

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Community Altars (September 20-November 24, 2012)


As part of the Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) holiday and celebration (November 1-2), practitioners create ornate altars that typically consist of cempasuchitl (marigolds), foodstuffs, and memorabilia commemorating a deceased individual. Community Altars represents the fluidity of this practice and unveils dedicatory altars by Austin community members to not only past friends and family but also cultural influencers, community leaders, unknown victims of border violence, and personal role models.

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Michael Menchaca, "Spics 'N' Dip", 2012; serigraph; Courtesy of the artist

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Changarrito with Michael Menchaca


Dates & Times:

Saturday, August 18, 2012: 12-3 pm

Sunday, August 19, 2012: 12-3 pm

Saturday, September 1, 2012: 12-3 pm

Sunday, September 2, 2012: 12-3 pm


“Changarrito” is an art vending cart based out of Mexico. There are multiple Changarrito carts circulating throughout the world— all with the same objective of promoting original artwork to the general public. August and September’s resident artist is Michael Menchaca. His artwork will be on display and available for sale throughout the duration of his residency. Michael Menchaca is a San Antonio, Texas artist. In 2011, he graduated with a BFA in printmaking from Texas State University and was a resident of Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in Maine and the Serie Project. Upcoming exhibitions include AMOA/Arthouse at Laguna Gloria, and a Window Works exhibition at Artpace, San Antonio, in 2013. He is included in collections such as The Marion Koogler McNay Museum of Art, San Antonio Museum of Art, The Harriett and Ricardo Romo Collection, and the Joe A. Diaz Collection.

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Suzy Gonzalez with Changarrito, 2012

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Changarrito with Suzy Gonzalez


Dates & Times:

Sunday, August 12, 2012 : 12-3 pm

Saturday, August 25, 2012 : 12-3 pm

Saturday, September 15, 2012 : 12-3 pm

Saturday, September 22, 2012: 12-3pm


“Changarrito” is an art vending cart based out of Mexico. There are multiple Changarrito carts circulating throughout the world— all with the same objective of promoting original artwork to the general public. August and September’s resident artist is Suzy Gonzalez. His artwork will be on display and available for sale throughout the duration of his residency. Suzy Gonzalez was born in Austin and raised in Houston, Texas . In 2012, she graduated from Texas State University with a BFA in painting. Her BFA thesis exhibition addressed the use of objectifying language as it relates to the female body, and she continues to explore concepts of gender discrimination in her artwork. Currently, she publishes Yes, Ma’am, a local feminist zine focusing on women-positive articles and illustrations, and in October, she will attend an artist residency at Vermont Studio Center.

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Young Latino Artists Exhibition 17: Grafficanos (July 20-September 9, 2012)


This seventeenth edition of the Young Latino Artists Exhibition, Grafficanos, will feature curated selections by visual artist James Huizar. Grafficanos presents Latino graphic artwork influenced by the graffiti art genre. The selected artworks will focus on the integration of popular culture between the United States and Mexico, the rise in politically-charged imagery (with relation to issues such as the U.S./Mexico border and immigration), appropriation of pre-hispanic forms, and the infusion of technology into the urban realm of street art-making. Participating YLA 17 Artists: Daniel Angilu (Weah) Eddie Castro, Jellyfish Colectivo, Antonio Diaz, Miguel Donjuan, Edgar Flores (Saner),Federico Fernández Guerra (Dsek), Eleanor Herasimchuk (NIZ).

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Poli Marichal, El Bosque Dentro (The Forest Within), 2013; screenprint, edition of 50; 2012; Mexic–Arte Museum Permanent Collection

ANNEX

Serie Project XIX (July 20- September 9, 2012)


In 1993, Sam Coronado founded the Serie Print Project, a non-profit Latino arts organization dedicated to the fine art of serigraphy. Since its inception, the Serie Project’s annual AIR (Artist in Residence) program invites artists to learn the serigraph printmaking technique and create a limited edition of prints, under the guidance of a Master Printer. This year’s selected artists are Ruth Buentello, Osvaldo Ramirez Castillo, Melanie Cervantes, Adriana Corral, Carlos Donjuan, Scherezade Garcia, Paloma Mayorga Girón, Jessica Hanolen, Poli Marichal, and Michael Menchaca.

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Kevin Munoz with Changarrito, 2012

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Changarrito with Kevin Munoz


Dates:

Saturday, June 23, 2012: 12 – 3pm

Sunday, June 24, 2012: 12 – 3pm

Saturday, July 21-22, 2012: 12 – 3pm

Sunday, July 22, 2012: 12 – 3pm


“Changarrito” is an art vending cart based out of Mexico. There are multiple Changarrito carts circulating throughout the world— all with the same objective of promoting original artwork to the general public. June and July’s resident artist is Kevin Munoz. His artwork will be on display and available for sale throughout the duration of his residency. Kevin Munoz is a California native artist and designer. He has designed graphics for Paul Frank Industries from 2004 thru 2006, and in 2009 helped kick off the Nakatomi Invitational for world-wide poster sensation, Nakatomi Inc. Munoz launched his art/design studio titled, “The Kevin Munoz Studio” which resides within East Austin’s Okay Mountain Studios.

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Arturo Garcia Bustos, "Emiliano Zapata", 1947; linoleum; 19”x 25.5”; Courtesy of Museo Nacional de la Estampa

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Arturo Garcia Bustos: La imagen del Mexico Postrevolucionario (April 13-July 8, 2012)


Mexic-Arte Museum presents the revolutionary artworks of master printmaker, Arturo Garcia Bustos. The selected prints unveil decades of carefully crafted social commentary chronicling the political struggles within Mexico and abroad.

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Miguel Aragón, "Retratos de la violencia/Portraits of Violence", 2012; hand-drilled paper;50 x 38”; Courtesy of the artist

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Miguel Aragón: Fractured Memores, Assembled Trauma (April 13-July 8, 2012)


Mexic-Arte Museum presents new works by Miguel Aragon. Originally from Ciudad Juarez, Mexico. Aragon is an MFA graduate student at the University of Texas at Austin specializing in printmaking. Through a conceptual framework of trauma and reduction, Aragon’s current series chronicles and ongoing drug related violence in Mexico.

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Michael Anthony Garcia with Changarrito, 2012

Changarrito

Changarrito with Michael Anthony Garcia


Dates & Times:

Saturday April 7, 2012: 11-3 p.m.

Sunday April 14, 2012: 11-3 p.m.

Saturday May 19, 11-3 p.m.

Sunday May 20, 11-3 p.m.


“Changarrito” is an art vending cart based out of Mexico. There are multiple Changarrito carts circulating throughout the world— all with the same objective of promoting original artwork to the general public. April and Mays resident artist is Michael Anthony Garcia. Michael Anthony García is an El Paso, Texas native. He has lived all over his home state and now calls Austin, Texas his home. Most notably he has presented his multi-media, found-object work, and performance art at Mexic-Arte Museum, the Lawndale and in the 2011 Texas Biennial. Michael is also a part of "Los Outsiders", a creative and curatorial collective that has organized exhibitions in Nuevo Laredo, Mexico, Houston and Austin, TX.

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Louie Chavez with Changarrito, 2012

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Changarrito with Louie Chavez


Dates and Times:

March 10, 2012: 11am- 3pm

March 11, 2012: 11am- 3pm

March 17, 2012: 11am- 3pm

March 18, 2012: 11am- 3pm

March 24, 2012: 11am- 3pm

March 25, 2012: 11am- 3pm


“Changarrito” is an art vending cart based out of Mexico. There are multiple Changarrito carts circulating throughout the world— all with the same objective of promoting original artwork to the general public. The inaugural artist for this international collaboration will be Louie Chavez. Louie Chavez is a mixed media artist working in painting and sculpture to create work reflecting pop elements and nostalgic branding.

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Totally Cool Totally Art Gallery Opening Reception 2012

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Totally Cool Totally Art (February 14-28, 2012)


This exhibit is held annually to celebrate and encourage artistic production among Austin’s teen community. Mexic-Arte Museum has partnered with the City of Austin to bring artwork created by teens in after-school workshops into Mexic-Arte’s gallery space. Exhibited artists produce high-quality work in media such as photography, illustration, and mixed media and video.

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Diego Huerta, San José Iturbide, Guanajuato; June 19, 2011, digital Color Photograph; Mexic-Arte Museum Permanent Collection

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31K Portraits for Peace (January 27-April 11, 2012)


31K’s large-scale, vivid photographs portray artist Diego Huerta’s vision of the breadth of lives lost and the hope for peace that still remains in Mexico. The ironic part of this photographic journey is that while each sitter represents a drug-related death, the persons depicted in each photo emit and overwhelming positivity. His images do not capture a solemn, somber nation and mourning its tragedies but instead a people that evoke resiliency and triumph. Follow Diego Huerta's 31K Project on the official website www.31kproject.com and on facebook.com/retratosporlapaz.

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Mix 'n' Mash (December 2-Janury 3, 2012)


Mix ‘n’ Mash is an annual exhibition and art sale featuring local and statewide artists. Each artist received one blank 12” by 12” Gessobord, generously donated by Ampersand. Artists create original pieces that vary in media and content. These artistic contributions are available for purchase and all proceeds will benefit Mexic-Arte Museum’s exhibitions and educational programming.

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Gallery view of Death to Dollars, 2011

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Death to Dollars (October 7-November 13, 2011)


Death to Dollars addresses the commercialization of the Day of the Dead-a holiday traditionally associated with Mexican folklore, pre Columbian spirituality, and Catholicism. This exhibit looks to Day of the Dead iconography as it has been recalibrated to suit commercial markers and examines how the commercialization of the Mexican and Mexican American heritage is reshaping this emblematic holiday.

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Altar dedicated to Norma & Maria Hurtado created by ALLGO: a statewide queer people of color organization, Gabriela Herrera, Lili Rodriguez, and Ninfa Garza; 2011

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Community Altars (October 7-November 13, 2011)


The Community Altars exhibition consists of local artists, teachers, students, and activists revisiting their family members, friends, and loved ones who have passed.

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Jorge Galvan, "This Land Was Made", 2011; sculptural installation with mixed-media; Courtesy of the artist

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Young Latino Artists 16: Thought Cloud (June 17- September 25, 2011)


YLA 16: Thought Cloud shows the work of 10 Texas artists, all under the age of 35 telling stories about the human condition in the 21st century. Artists interpret real world circumstances and invent new realities through performance, photography, video, sculpture, and painting. The exhibition will be presented under five narrative-inspired themes—Romance, Crime, Autobiography, Mythology, and Labor—allowing each artist to weave tales of fictional love, political conflict, gentrification, alternative worlds and more in their work. From this idea of story emerges the thought cloud: a place where people, thoughts, and connectivity come together for only a brief amount of time. The exhibition is guest-curated by Alexander Freeman, Education Curator at Artpace San Antonio. YLA 16 Artists are Ruth Buentello (San Antonio, TX), Beatriz Cabrera (Carrollton, TX), Michael Menchaca (San Antonio, TX), Bernardo Cantu (Denton, TX), Kristina Felix (Austin, TX), Carmen Flores, (Sugarland, TX), Jorge Galvan (Houston, TX), Alejandro Sanchez (Austin, TX), Clarissa Tossin (Houston, TX), and Ricky Yanas (Austin, TX).

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Carol Hayman, "The Moon Goddess Welcomes the New Year", 2011; serigraph; Mexic-Arte Museum Permanent Collection

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Serie Project XVIII (June 17-September 25, 2011)


In 1993, Sam Coronado founded the Serie Print Project, a non-profit Latino arts organization dedicated to the fine art of serigraphy. Since its inception, the Serie Project’s annual AIR (Artist in Residence) program invites artists to learn the serigraph printmaking technique and create a limited edition of prints, under the guidance of a Master Printer. This year’s selected artists are Bernice Appelin-Williams, Daniel Martinez Diaz, Jesus “Cimi” Alvarado, Teresa Gomez-Martorell, Gladys Poorte, Jose Andreu, Jose Rodriguez, Oscar Moya, Tina Fuentes, Wayne Miyamoto.

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Sam Coronado, "Pan dulce", 1988; serigraph, 13/56; Courtesy of the artist

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Sam Coronado: A Retrospective (April 8- June 5, 2011)


This retrospective exhibition reviews 35 years of artist Sam Coronado’s artworks and his contributions to the local and national Latino art scene. Coronado, a prominent Austin artist and Associate Professor in the Visual Communication at Austin Community College, works in a series of mediums ranging from technical drawing to painting, printmaking and commercial design. Presented in conjunction with the 2011 Texas Biennial.

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Más Rudas, "Más Rudas Family Portrait", 2011; color photograph; Courtesy of the artist

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Chicanas Only by Más Rudas (April 8-June 5, 2011)


Chicanas Only is a salon-style exhibition created by artist members Ruth Buentello, Sarah Castillo, Kristin Gamez and Mari Hernandez. Each of the artists provides visual commentary in response to roles reflective of identity and gender using a variety of media, including video, found objects, painting, photography and collage. Presented in conjunction with the 2011 Texas Biennial.

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Gallery view of Colors on Clay, 2011

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Colors on Clay (January 28—March 27, 2011)


Drawn from the outstanding private collection of Susan Toomey Frost, this exhibition features a selection of brightly colored ceramic artwork decorated to reflect the imagery of Mexico and South Texas with depictions of every day culture and life. Generically referred to as “San José tiles,” the works were locally produced by small groups of artisans working in a succession of three workshops including Mexican Arts and Crafts, San Jose Potteries and Mission Crafts from 1931 to 1971, led by entrepreneur Ethel Wilson Harris. A highlight of the exhibit is the artwork including drawings, sketches and paintings of Fernando Ramos, the principal artist for the first workshop, Mexican Arts and Crafts.

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Gallery view of "Voces de las Perdidas", 2011

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Voces de las Perdidas (January 28—March 27, 2011)


The Museum’s annex gallery will display the art installation Voces de las Perdidas, featuring ceramic work by Austin visual artist Adriana Corral. Fusing traditional ceramic process with current events in Juarez, Mexico, Corral presents a unique interpretation of the clay tile as a medium.

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