Mexic-Arte Museum was founded in 1984 by Sylvia Orozco, Sam Coronado, and Pio Pulido. They sought to create a space for Mexican art and culture, something virtually unheard of at the time. Today, Mexic-Arte serves more than 75,000 visitors annually, with over 50% being people of color, and is one of the foremost Latinx art museums in the country.
Mexic-Arte prides itself on state of the art programming. Our Day of the Dead parade began in 1984 and is the largest and longest-running Dia de los Muertos celebration in Texas. In the last 40 years, programming has expanded to include a monthly Changarrito residency, the Taste of Mexico festival, the one-of-a-kind Emerging Latinx Artists Exhibition, the Cinco de Mayo Luncheon, and the Catrina Dinner.
The Museum’s community-centered programming provides visitors with a unique cultural learning experience. Mexic-Arte Museum strives to improve the quality of life in Texas through innovative exhibitions and educational programming.
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