Austin Art Events

Current Events

Friday, August 26th, 6 - 8pm

The People’s Gallery

Art After Six

Stop by The People’s Gallery at City Hall for extended gallery hours and talks by artists from the 2015 exhibition!

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Upcoming Events

Saturday, September 17th, 1 - 3pm

Mexic-Arte Museum

Borderlands Panel with Dr. John Morán González, Gaspar Enríquez, & Diana Molina

This free public program will feature three different presentations by scholars. Dr. John Morán González, Director of the Center for Mexican American Studies and Associate Professor of English at The University of Texas at Austin, will present on Border Literature. Gaspar Enríquez is an artist with a national reputation for his dramatic portraits and will present on art inspired by the convergence of Chicano and American culture as it relates to representation of life on the Border. Diana Molina, artist and Guest Curator, will address the different themes in the exhibit and their meanings. Following the three lectures, Mexic-Arte Museum’s Curator of Exhibitions and Programs, Rebecca Gomez, will lead a Question & Answer session with the audience. This program is made possible in part by a grant from Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

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Sunday, September 18th, 12 - 4pm

Mexic-Arte Museum

Austin Museum Day: Day of the Dead

Austin Museum Day is a free family event for families and children of all ages to participate in an interactive art activity. The art activity offered will teach children about the images and history of the Day of the Dead celebration in Mexico and the U.S. Visitors will make a project that they can use in Mexic-Arte Museum’s annual Day of the Dead Parade, Viva la Vida, which will take place on Saturday, October 29th, 2016.

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Saturday, September 24th, 8:30 - 3pm

Mexic-Arte Museum

“RECHARGE” Summer 2016 TAEA Regional Mini-Conference Registration

Come get recharged and inspired for Day of the Dead with TAEA’s Region 13 Mini-Conference! Day of the Dead will be the theme for the hands-on Art Workshops, filled with great ideas for all levels to get students’ creative energy flowing for the new school year! Please bring a project to share (an example or written lesson plan). These will be placed on tables to view and will serve as inspiration. You must be a current TAEA member to register. Space is limited. Feel free to call/text with any questions, Stephanie Corin Schmid 512-797-1368 or email

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Schedule:  8:30am – Check-in, coffee and breakfast tacos; 9am – workshop begins; 12 – 1pm Lunch by Schlotzsky’s, only $25; 1–3pm – Continue workshops

October 15th - 16th
Tickets on sale August 1st

The Contemporary Austin – Betty and Edward Marcus Sculpture Park at Laguna Gloria

Camp Contemporary

Join us this fall for Camp Contemporary, an interactive camp-themed party benefiting the museum’s innovative education programs that serve more than 30,000 children and adults throughout Central Texas each year.

Camp Contemporary will fill Laguna Gloria’s entire fourteen acres with art, outdoor activities, live music, food, and drink during a one-of-a-kind event that can only happen at The Contemporary’s beautiful art-in-nature site

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Member day ticket: $225

General day ticket: $250

Saturday, October 22nd

Mexic-Arte Museum

Catrina Ball

On Saturday, October 22, 2016, Mexic-Arte Museum, the Official Mexican and Mexican American Fine Art Museum of Texas, will present the Catrina Ball at the Four Seasons Hotel. The Catrina Ball is a spirited fundraising event that reminisces the past and recognizes our present accomplishments in visual art and culture. The event benefits Mexic-Arte Museum’s exhibition and education programs.

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Where: Four Seasons Ballroom
Cocktails: 5:30 pm
Dinner & Program: 6:30 pm with entertainment and dance party to follow
Sponsorships/ Table Sales Available: $3,000 – $25,000
Individual Tickets: $300
Honorary Chair: Alina Flores Gonzalez
Co-Chairs: Sofia Avila, Victoria Avila, Laurel & Edgar Prats
Runway: World Renowned Mexican Sculptor Sebastián