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Obra Gráfica: Selections from the Mexic-Arte Museum Print Collection Opening Reception
January 22, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Date: January 22, 2016
Member Preview: 6:00pm – 7:00pm
Public Hours: 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Admission: $10.00 or FREE for Members
Specialty Cocktails & Hors-D’oeuvres
Live Screen Printing
Obra Gráfica: Selections from the Mexic-Arte Museum Print Collection features the Museum’s growing contemporary print collection with works from over a hundred significant artists. Many of the artworks have been generously donated by the artists or collectors and encompass a diverse range of techniques and subject matter.
The Mexic-Arte Museum’s permanent collection originated from the desire to share Mexican, Latin American, and Latino/a Art with the Austin community. The Museum collects, researches, preserves, and exhibits a variety of art items in order to enrich the community with the creativity and vibrant history of the culture.
In 2000, the Museum was designated as the official print archive of the Serie Project, a nonprofit Latino arts organization that produces, promotes, and exhibits serigraph prints created by established and emerging artists.
Additionally, the Mexic-Arte Museum houses the Ernesto DeSoto Print Collection, which consists of contemporary lithographs, fine prints, and etchings. The Museum is also proud to care for the Taller de Gráfica Popular Collection, which was a cooperative printmaking workshop and includes over 300 prints (etchings, linocuts, lithographs, and silkscreens) dating between 1940 and 1970.
Throughout the exhibit will be prints from past Young Latino Artists, Changarrito Project Residencies, various contemporary zines, and prints acquired by the Mexic-Arte Museum from Flatstock (American Poster Institute).
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