The Center houses two gallery spaces, which feature local, regional, and national Latino/a artists. Admission is always free and tours available by advanced request.
"Indigenous Warriors and Rituals of MesoAmerica"
June 15th - September 1st Reception: June 15th 6-8pm Monday-Friday 10am-6pm | Saturday 10am-4pm Sam Z. Coronado Gallery
Andy's background as a Texan and a Hispanic male help form his aesthetics. For the past twenty years the Mexican culture has been a major source of inspiration to him, the pride in Andy's culture creates an intense energy and enthusiasm to create his art. The Heart beat of the culture is the roots of what Villarreal's work is about. "I try to embrace and celebrate the richness of the culture and its achievements as well as the sadness of its demise. Indigenous people and deities from Yucatan interact in varying times and places in my art."
"De Aquí Soy" by Ulises Garcia Vela
June 15th - September 1st Reception: June 15th 6-8pm
Monday-Friday 10am-6pm | Saturday 10am-4pm
"De Aquí Soy: Mi Mexico Callejero is a series of photos that shows the vibrancy and variety of everyday life on the streets, paths and avenues of Mexico. From painted clowns to labor protests, street dances to neighborly chats, Mexico lives and breathes on its streets."
Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center Presents EXOSKELETON
a sculpture piece by Victor Pérez-Rul
Exoskeleton is solar hardware, steel, and powder coating, Austin 2017.
Exoskeleton is a site-specific public sculpture for the Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center, designed by Mexican artist Victor Pérez-Rul whose artistic labor evolves around the empiric development of energy research through the multidisciplinary approach to science, technology, and art.
Exoskeleton generates, stores and processes energy through its solar panels, specifically designed to produce an electromagnetic spectrum. Its relation to the environment shapes its behavior.
Exoskeleton exists through a technological system in relation with the environment that enables stages of wakefulness and sleepiness, life and death, and the apparently motionless lifeless stage.
"Renewable energy is key to its essence and purpose, to accomplish this collaboration with Solartec, a Mexican company specialized on solar energy. This project was accomplished thanks to the ESB-MACC, and to the donors involved: the University of Texas at Austin: Visual Arts Center, Victor Pérez-Rul and Solartec."
ABOUT THE SAM Z. CORONADO GALLERY
The Sam Z. Coronado Gallery honors one of the most important figures in Austin’s Latino arts community. An accomplished visual artist who specialized in printmaking, Coronado was instrumental in establishing many foundational Latino arts organizations, from the Chicano Art Students Association he helped create as a University of Texas student to the Mexic-Arte Museum, the state’s official Mexican and Mexican-American art museum, which he co-founded in 1984 with Sylvia Orozco and Pio Pulido.
Free parking is available to those attending our programs, galleries and special events. A temporary parking pass is available in the main office.
Proposals are accepted year-round, and due to the large number of submissions received, ESB-MACC cannot guarantee immediate review of proposals. Submissions will not be returned. Emailed proposals will not be reviewed. All work samples should be of good quality. Please do not send originals as we cannot accept liability for damage or loss. To apply, please complete the gallery application below.