Mexic-Arte Museum, Austin

Mexic-Arte Museum, Austin

The Mexic-Arte Museum, established in 1984 in Austin, is dedicated to showcasing and preserving the richness of Mexican, Latino, and Latin American art and culture. Founded by artists Sylvia Orozco, Sam Coronado, and Pio Pulido, the museum emerged from a profound need to create a space celebrating Mexican art and culture, which was significantly underrepresented at the time. Situated in the Arts Warehouse in downtown Austin, it has since grown into a vital hub for cultural education and appreciation, serving over 75,000 visitors annually, more than half of whom are people of color.

Central to the museum's mission is its commitment to community-centered programming, offering visitors an immersive cultural learning experience. The museum's permanent collection boasts over 5,000 historical and contemporary works, featuring significant collections such as The Serie Print Project Archive, the Ernesto F. de Soto Collection, the Juan Sandoval Jr. Collection, the Taller Grafica Popular Print Collection, Popular Mexican Dance Masks, and a rare book collection in the Mexic-Arte Museum Library.

Education is a cornerstone of the Mexic-Arte Museum's philosophy. Through its exhibitions and special programs, the museum has reached over 200,000 underserved Austin youth with innovative art education initiatives like the Screen It! and AmArte programs. The Mexic-Arte Museum continues to be a beacon in Texas, striving to improve the quality of life through its groundbreaking exhibitions and educational programming, emphasizing diversity, cross-cultural understanding, and the celebration of Mexican American heritage in central Texas.

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Sight Name: Mexic-Arte Museum
Sight Location: Austin, USA (See walking tours in Austin)
Sight Type: Museum/Gallery
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