Opening Reception Viva La Vida 35 and Danzas Matlachines @ Mexic-Arte Museum, Austin [14 September]

Opening Reception Viva La Vida 35 and Danzas Matlachines


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14
September
18:00 - 21:00

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Mexic-Arte Museum
419 Congress Ave, Austin, Texas 78701
Join us for the opening reception of our upcoming exhibitions
Viva la Vida: Celebrating 35 Years of Mexic-Arte Museum’s Día de los Muertos and Danzas Matlachines: Tesoros y Patrimonio Cultural, Las Tradiciónes Continúan. There will be Antojitos, live music from DJ Chorizo Funk and drinks generously provided by Dulce Vida Spirits and Alegria «Aguas Frescas».

VIVA LA VIDA: CELEBRATING 35 YEARS OF MEXIC-ARTE MUSEUM'S DIA DE LOS MUERTOS
The exhibition presents Mexic-Arte Museum’s 35 year quest to educate the public about the Día de los Muertos' significance. Through the presentation of art, ofrendas, and archival materials from the past 35 years, the exhibition highlights the Museum’s impact on the Austin community. Viva la Vida: Celebrating 35 Years of Mexic-Arte Museum’s Día de los Muertos examines the Museum’s role in shaping the holiday in Central Texas by combining seemingly disparate elements in the celebration: popular with traditional materials, sacred with secular objects, personal with social issues, and popular art with contemporary expressions. The exhibition not only represents a historical survey of the Museum’s efforts to bring Dia de los Muertos to Austin, but serves as a testament to the holiday’s unique character in the region.

DANZAS MATLACHINES: TESOROS Y PATRIMONIO CULTURAL, LAS TRADICIONES CONTINUAN
Mexic-Arte Museum is pleased to present Danzas Matlachines: Tesoros y Patrimonio Cultural, Las Tradiciónes Continúan (Matlachine Dances: Treasures and Cultural Patrimony, The Traditions Continue). The exhibition examines the Matachine dance traditions from the state of Coahuila in northern Mexico and highlights the continuing cultural practice in Austin, Texas. Danzas Matlachines is organized in conjunction with the commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of the Austin-Saltillo Sister Cities collaborative relationship that was established in 1968. The exhibit will include elaborate dance costumes, headdresses, footwear, banners, accessories, photographs, and video documentary organized by El Instituto Municipal de Cultura de Saltillo. The exhibit is curated by Ivan Ariel Marquez Morales and Maria Magdalena Davila Salinas. Photographs and objects from both artists and Matachine dance groups in Austin spotlight the tradition in Central Texas.

Mexic-Arte Museum would like to acknowledge the City of Saltillo, El Instituto Municipal de Saltillo, the Consulate General of Mexico in Austin, the Texas Commission on the Arts, the City of Austin, the Austin-Saltillo Sister Cities Associations.

Admission: $10.00 or Free for Members
**Parking: $10 at Frost Bank Tower Parking Garage, on the corner of Brazos & 4th St. (enter on 4th St.)
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