The Education Department within the Emma S. Barrientos - Mexican American Cultural Center seeks to provide dynamic, innovative, and socially relevant programming that preserves, creates, and promotes Mexican American and Latinx cultural arts and heritage. The ESB-MACC Education Department offers Saturday workshops, studio classes, seminars, and camps for all ages, providing opportunities for participants to enhance their understanding and appreciation of Mexican American and other Latino cultures. For more information, call 512-974-3785 or email@example.com.
For educators and students, we offer tours by appointment Monday-Friday 10am-2pm. Please book in advance to assure your spot (4 weeks before tour date).
Tier 1 Group Tours include a FREE tour with one of our trained docents to explore the cultural history of the ESB-MACC facility and our galleries.
Tier 2 Experience & Tour includes the tour above, in addition to a culture & arts activity designed to suit the curriculum needs of educators.
Call (512) 974-3786 for pricing. Reserve your tour by completing our online Tour Request Form.
December 8, 2018 - January 12, 2019
Available to view during gallery hours
Sam Z. Coronado Gallery
The ESB-MACC is proud to announce its annual exhibition of carefully curated student artworks. Young artists from all over Austin have submitted artwork that in various artistic mediums that explore figurative narratives. The Figúralo exhibition will be on display at the ESB-MACC until January 12, 2019.
Come learn more about Academia Cuauhtli at Convivios:
Saturday, February 2nd | 9am-Noon
Saturday, March 2nd | 9am-Noon
Cuauhtli Academy / Academia Cuauhtli is a language and culture revitalization project located at the Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center (ESB-MACC) at 600 River St. in Austin, Texas. Fourth-grade students from three nearby east Austin elementary schools—Metz, Sanchez, and Zavala—are taught a Mexican American and Tejano history curriculum in Spanish every Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 12 noon.
Bilingual Music Lessons with Javier Jara
Monday-Thursday | 1:30-6:30pm
$55 for one-time lesson
$180 for one month, one class per week for individual lesson
$100 for a Group (between 4-8 students)
Javier Jara of the musical group Los Bohemios Perdidos offers music lessons in the following:
Learn Spanish with Latin folk songs
Lessons taight in Spanish (upon request)
Students will learn Latin American folk songs and rhythms to enhance their multicultural experience, with courses taught at the ESB-MACC. If requested, instruction can be in Spanish exclusively or partially. Contact Javier Jara to register via email at firstname.lastname@example.org, by phone at 512-470-8842, or facebook: Javier Jara Músico.
Come groove with the sounds and dig deep into the roots of Chicanx music and culture by joining us for a 10 week session starting on Sunday July 15th, from 2-5PM. Dust-off your instruments from the shelves and take part in building your community's Bronze Band. Led by seasoned musician and music activist Robert Ojeda, you are sure to find communidad, latinx soul and rhythm! Don't miss out on this exciting opportunity.
Tejano Genealogy Society of Austin Monthly Meetup
Saturday January 5th, February 2nd | 10am - 12pm Ages: 18+ | FREE
The Tejano Genealogy Society of Austin (TGSA), a 501(C)3 was first established in 1977 as the Sociedad Genealógica de Austin. The purpose of TGSA is to foster excellence in genealogy through educational programs and projects that preserve, produce and disseminate knowledge of genealogical or historical value.
TGSA preserves Tejano and Mexican-American heritage by:
• Assisting with genealogical research
• Promoting authors who write about Hispanic history
• Promoting awareness of Hispanic history in schools and in our communities
• Facilitating learning by hosting and attending genealogy conferences, historical events, arranging for speakers and presentations
• Continuing to promote the awareness of the Tejano Monument on the grounds of the State Capitol as a symbol of Hispanic contributions to the State of Texas.
Tejano Genealogy Society of Austin Workday: Preserving Our Past for the Future
Thursday January 17th, February 21st | 10am - 3pm Ages: 18+ | FREE
Curious about your heritage and history? Uncover the stories of your family’s past with the help of TGSA’s researchers! We provide access to research materials and software to help you stitch together the fabric of your family’s history to reveal how you came to be.
Yoga en Español
Ages: 17+ Resident Fee: FREE
Enjoy a soft and revitalizing Yoga class FREE of charge! Strengthen your physical, mental and emotional bodies achieving great health. Click here to register