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Mexic-Arte Museum

Neighbourhood: Downtown
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Address: 419 Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78701-3542
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+1 512-480-9373
10:00 - 17:00
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Sun 12:00 - 17:00
Mon - Thu 10:00 - 18:00
Fri - Sat 10:00 - 17:00

Museum showcasing some of the best examples of Mexican and Latin American...

Museum showcasing some of the best examples of Mexican and Latin American art in the country.

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Downtown Treasure

Surprising robust collection for a museum of its small size. I've visited several times and it's always interesting. The installations are diverse and I've been introduced to... read more

Reviewed 27 February 2017
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Bethalto, Illinois
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70 reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I went to this museum one night after a work trip, and it so neat for the size of it. There a surprising number of varied exhibits! You really learn a lot of great cultural value here and I would love to go back some time!

Thank StanDubar
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Reviewed 27 February 2017

Surprising robust collection for a museum of its small size. I've visited several times and it's always interesting. The installations are diverse and I've been introduced to some amazing artists. Well worth a visit if you're in Austin and want more from your time in the city than 6th Street.

Thank TripleLily
Austin, Texas
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15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
Reviewed 14 January 2017

Great way to spend a day. Being Mexican-American, I had the best time visiting this museum. Fantastic exhibits and very educational. Loved it

Thank Barbara T
Thunder Bay, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 January 2017

The Mexic Arte Museum is a modest place devoted to contemporary Mexican-influenced art. It is on Congress Avenue in the downtown area. Admission is usually $5 but is free on Sunday, when I visited (I did make an equivalent donation). There is a small gift shop. Most of the art fits in the painting category, but there were other free-standing... More 

Thank SeanOden
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 359 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 December 2016

You gotta love art exhibitions that stretch your boundaries. The current pieces on offer at Mexic-Arte present the hispanic perspective on spirituality, life and culture as they clash and collude in today's world. Totally worth the time to step in and get cultured. And paletas!

Thank DB-Raw
Prescott, Arizona
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75 reviews
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Reviewed 27 November 2016

We are big fans of Latin-American art--particularly Mexican art--and this small museum didn't disappoint. The featured paintings and displays were vibrant, creative and full of life, in the best Latin-American tradition. Very stimulating and rewarding visit.

Thank William20142014
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

We wandered by on congress street and stopped in. Unique art and a great gift shop. Free on Sundays!

Thank RachaelKE
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 September 2016

Relatively small collection of changing exhibits. The display of various "Day of the Dead" altars (including one for pets) was interesting. Good for an hour or so of exposure to styles you might not encounter elsewhere.

Thank rhumane
Holliston, Massachusetts
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44 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 August 2016

We were thrilled with this gem of a gallery. Latino focused, wonderful art and I learned some history too. Well worth the modest admission price. Great gift shop too.

Thank LSchumacher
Austin, Texas
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Reviewed 11 August 2016

I love going to Mexi-Arte for their different shows and events. They put together a great Dia De Los Muertos parade and events every year.

Thank saxonkc

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