Check Out This Summer’s Exhibit at the Mexic-Arte Museum in Austin
August 9, 2017 | cimgroup
The Mexic-Arte Museum rotates exhibits of art by Mexican, Mexican-American, and Latino artists. It presents a blank canvas of empty walls that these artists fill with abstract paintings, contemporary works of pop art, and even multimedia pieces.
Currently, the main exhibit is Young Latino Artists 22: ¡Ahora!. Now through August 27th, up-and-coming artists from the Latino community examine trending topics, from US-Mexico relations to racial tensions, via honest, fresh works of art. The Annex plays host to a showcase by Mark Menjivar. But it's also partially presented by Joe Font, Menjivar's late grandfather. Font was from Puerto Rico and spent three decades of his life capturing Latin America's beauty in photos. Menjivar archived the work and created a book with the handwritten context of each photo. You can enjoy the photos at the Mexic-Arte Museum.