Selections from the Contemporary Art Collection and Changarrito Collection

The Opening Reception for Selections from the Contemporary Art Collection and Changarrito Collection: 2012-2014 was a huge success! We extend our sincere thanks to all the artists, sponsors, donors, members and individuals who made this exhibition possible. Visit our Facebook page to check out photos from the Opening Reception!

Thanks to everyone to joined our Family Day Zine Making Workshop with Artist Claudia Aparicio-Gamundi! We all had a great time brainstorming our 8 page zine concepts, learning the zine fold technique, illustrating our ideas and photocopying them for that zine aesthetic! Check out photos from Family Day on our facebook page.

Selections from the Contemporary Art Collection & Changarrito Collection: 2012-2014
January 23, 2015- March 1, 2015

Mexic-Arte Museum is pleased to present two exhibitions featuring works of art from its Permanent Art Collection. The first exhibit, Selections from the Contemporary Art Collection, features an array of contemporary art showcasing works by Mexican, Latino and Latin American artists such as David “Shek” Vega, Adriana Corral, Miguel Aragon, and Gil Rocha and highlights a variety of mediums from installations to two dimensional works from the Museum’s Contemporary Art Collection.The works of art on exhibit explore a range of topics from social commentary on global politics to contemporary issues pertaining to identity politics.This exhibition will mark the first time that the Museum will hold a permanent collection exhibit focused on its Contemporary Art Collection.

In the Annex gallery, Selections from the Changarrito Collection: 2012 – 2014 highlights works of art acquired during the Changarrito Residencies. “Changarrito” is an art vending cart, conceptualized by artist Maximo Gonzalez as an alternative to the official gallery selections presented by the Mexican cultural authorities. The exhibition will display works of art ranging from tapes, toys, miniature sculpture, paintings, sketches, zines (small circulation self-published work of original or appropriated texts and images) and other portable works of art from over 20 artists.


Opening Reception
Date: Friday, January 23, 2015
Time: 6:00 – 9:00 PM
Admission: $10 or Free for members

Family Day: Zine Making Workshop
Date: Sunday, January 25, 2015
Time: 1:00 – 4:00 PM
Admission: Free for public

Changarrito with Los Printmakers de San Anto Collective
Date: Saturday, January 24, 2015
Sunday, January 25, 2015
Saturday, January 31, 2015
Sunday, February 1, 2015
Time: 1:00 – 3:00 PM

Los Printmakers de San Anto Collective is comprised of artists Sabrina Alfaro, Crystal Arias, Kayla Littlefield, Amanda Rangel, and Anthony Rundblade, all of whom are students finishing up their Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees at The University of Texas at San Antonio. Drawn together by a common interest in printmaking, these emerging Latina/o artists often work closely in the studio assisting each other as they experiment with varied printmaking techniques. Their works often explore issues pertaining to identity and feminist theory while incorporating elements of an increasing transnational culture and contemporary use of technology. Additionally, the collective gives back to the San Antonio community by creating art at demonstrations and volunteering at various art events for local organizations.

The Day of Shelly’s Death
Saturday, February 7th at 3:00pm
Mexic-Arte Museum
419 Congress Avenue
Free Admission

A reading by poet and anthropologist Renato Rosaldo
Followed by a conversation with writer Cecilia Ballí

Co-sponsored by the University of Texas’ Center for Mexican American Studies, Humanities Institute and Department of Anthropology


February 2015

January 2015

December 2014

November 2014

September/October 2014

August 2014

July 2014

June 2014

May 2014

April 2014

February 2014


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