Illustrating Anarchy and Revolution (January 25, 2014-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.
Natalia Anciso, En el cuarto de Mom (detail), 2012; installation; Courtesy of the artist
Young Latina Artists 19: Y, qué? (June 13, 2014- September 7, 2014)
¿Y, Qué? is an all women artist’s exhibition curated by Más Rudas Chicana Collective. This annual exhibit will showcase new and experimental art from talented and innovative young, Texas, Latina artists under the age of 35 throughout the U.S. and Texas.
Delilah Montoya, Smile Now, Cry Later, 2008; serigraph; Mexic-Arte Museum Pemanent Collection
Women of the Serie Project (June13, 2014- September 7, 2014)
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, Mexic-Arte Museum will highlight selected women artists who have participated in this Austin-based artist residency program.
Javier Chavira, El Guerrero (The Warrior) (detail), 2004; acrylic and crayon on paper
Miradas: Ancient Roots in Modern and Contemporary Mexican Art, Works from the Bank of America Collection (September 19, 2014-November 30, 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.
Altar dedicated to Peggy Rubio Garcia, 2013
Community Altars (September 19, 2014- November 25, 2014)
Mexic-Arte Museum will invite community members and visual artists to celebrate the Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) holiday and celebration (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.
Celina Garcia, Los Vestidos, 2013; acrylic on gessobords; Courtesy of the Mexic-Arte Museum
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.