Austin Museum Day At Mexic Arte

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Mexic-Arte Museum says
Beginning on Austin Museum Day and continuing every Sunday until the festival, Mexic-Arte Museum is proud to host local piñata artisans Monica and Sergio Lejarazu for a total of 5 Sugar Skull Float Workshops for the general public. Using papier-mâché, Monica Lejarazu and Museum educators will guide the public in the creation of sugar skull piñatas, inspired by the tradition of Calaveras (“skulls”) in Dia de los Muertos, which have been used in Mexico since the 17th Century. During the workshops, Lejarazu will build a grand sugar skull float to be featured in the Viva la Vida parade. All artwork can be used alongside the sculpture in the Viva la Vida parade, as exhibited in the Piñata Graveyard on festival grounds. Participation is free and open to the public. Materials will be provided.


PIÑATA-MAKING WORKSHOPS FOR SUGAR SKULL FLOAT AND PIÑATA GRAVEYARD
September 20, 2015 from 1pm-4pm
October 4, 2015 from 1pm-4pm
October 11, 2015 from 1pm-4pm
October 18, 2015 from 1pm-4pm
October 25, 2015 from 1pm-4pm


CURATOR’S TOUR
Bilingual tour of the galleries at 2:30 pm


CURRENT EXHIBITIONS:

COMMUNITY ALTARS: OFRENDAS INSPIRED FROM THE STATES OF MEXICO
Main Gallery
September 12–November 22, 2015

Community Altars: Ofrendas Inspired from the States of Mexico, coincides with the Mexic-Arte Museum’s 32nd Annual Celebration of Día de los Muertos (the Day of the Dead). This year’s exhibition features artists, community groups, and individuals who created commemorative altars inspired by the various states of Mexico (highlighting Guanajuato, Guerrero, Jalisco, Michoacán, Oaxaca, Puebla, San Luis Potosí, Veracruz, Mexico D.F., and Coahuila). Each region has its own nuances and unique customs on the celebration; the altars on display visually highlight regional and cultural differences among the various Mexican states.


31 YEARS OF MEXIC-ARTE MUSEUM’S DÍA DE LOS MUERTOS: A VOICE OF THE COMMUNITY
Annex Gallery
September 12–November 22, 2015

The exhibit represents the Mexic-Arte Museum’s more than three decade quest to inform the public about the significance of the celebration. Methods the Museum has used over the years include the presentation of exhibitions, performances, street festivals, videos, murals, installations, processions, publications and other manifestations.
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