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.
Two new exhibitions are presented in this Downtown powerhouse of cultural expression, amplifying the inky might of PrintAustin
. There's "La Huella Magistral: Homage to Master Printmakers," with a set of 19 prints paying tribute to master printmakers who inspired the artists of Consejo Gráfico
, and "Mix 'n' Mash: Migration," new works by more than 200 artists. Bonus: John Patrick Cobb
's "Chapel Shrine" paintings. Through June 3.