419 Congress, 512/480-9373
Established in 1984, Mexic-Arte is still one of the few museums in the U.S. devoted to Mexican and Mexican-American art. Its 20,000 square foot home on the corner of Congress & Fifth includes two galleries in which regularly rotating exhibitions highlight work from the traditional (such as the annual Día de los Muertos commemoration, featuring community altars and a street parade) to the contemporary (the annual “Young Latino Artists” exhibit, prints from the Serie Project). The museum’s unique collaboration with Mexican institutions allows it to present major cultural works rarely seen outside that country.
Throughout 2021, Mexico is commemorating major events in history: the falling of the Aztec capital Tenochtitlán, the invasion by Spain, and the Independence of Mexico. Mexic-Arte Museum presents this vibrant group exhibition and programs in conjunction with Mexico’s 2021 events, reaffirming their common cultural history. Also: "Los Pueblos Originarios," featuring photos of continuing traditions by Mary J. Andrade. Through Feb. 27. $7.
This new group exhibition displays flower-themed art from more than 200 local and regional artists, created on panels donated by Ampersand Art Supply, welcomed with a reception featuring tasty noms and beverages, a DJ set by P1nkstar, and more. Opening reception: Fri., Dec. 10, 6-9pm. $10 (for opening reception).
- 2017: Critics Most Ubiquitous Brow (Frida Kahlo)
- 2013: Critics Best Screen Play (Mexic-Arte Museum's Screen It! Program)
- 2009: Critics Best Museum Refreshment (Mexic-Arte Paletas)
- 1999: Critics Best Museum Outgrowing Itself
- 1996: Critics Best Art Museum Fundraiser
- 1993: Critics Best Multi-cultural Center
- 1992: Critics Still The Closest Thing To A MACC
- 1991: Readers Best Art Gallery