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Mexic-Arte Museum, Austin

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Mexic-Arte Museum is a fine arts museum in Austin, Texas. The Mission of the organization is to enrich and educate the community through the presentation and promotion of traditional and contemporary Mexican, Latino, and Latino art and culture.

Founded in 1983 and incorporated in 1984, Mexic-Arte Museum is The Official Mexican American Fine Art Museum of Texas. In 1988, the museum relocated to a new location on Congress Avenue in Austin.
In 2016, the Screen It! program was one of twelve awardees of the National Arts & Humanities Youth Program Awards.
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  • For the relatively low admission cost and a smaller space, I was very pleasantly surprised at the diversity of art mediums and styles displayed! Spent about a half hour going from section to section.....  more »
  • Small museum with a robust collection of artifacts. This museum does a commendable job of elucidating the color, vibrancy and artistry of Mexican and Mexican-American artists. This museum not only...  more »
  • Such a cool art museum. Local Austin pieces and great price to view, free! Chick at the front desk, super rude. Think she is not happy there. Hope the best for her future non-customer facing endeavors. Otherwise, great venue.
  • This small museum is well worth a visit. At certain times of the year, elaborate Mexican shrines to the dead are on display, made by family members, and every one is different, as it will feature objects that had meaning to the departed. Some will be very personal and poignant, and some funny. All are colorful and interesting. I was pleased that you are allowed to take photographs. I've visited twice, different years, and the displays were entirely different. There is also a section with items for sale at very reasonable prices. A good place to find a momento to take home for yourself, or for a friend or family member. The staff are friendly, and the experience is delightful. It is great for what it is, but it is a small place, which is the only reason I didn't rate it five stars.

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