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[Altar to Roy Lozano]

Description: Photograph of an altar to Roy Lozano. A layer of dry pinto beans has been spread across a wooden floor, with a pattern of dry black beans partially visible on the left side of the photograph. A glass of water and some dried meat sit in front of a black and white photograph. The photograph depicts a mustachioed man wearing a white collared dress shirt. Behind the photograph sits a black urn. Next to the urn is a vase of yellow and orange flowers.
Date: October 31, 1998
Creator: Mexic-Arte Museum (Austin, Tex.)
Item Type: Photograph

[Altar to Sylvia Orozco's Deceased Father]

Description: Photograph of the altar to Sylvia Orozco's deceased father. Sylvia Orozco has two other women attending with her, one of whom is holding up a book that reads "Los Zapatos" by Diego Rivera 1989". There is a painting in the background where two men can be seen wearing sombreros. There is another man behind him, but he is cut off.
Date: 1989
Item Type: Photograph

[Altar with Flowers and Refreshments]

Description: Photograph of a woman leaning over to look at an altar on the Day of the Dead. The celebration was held at the Mexic-Arte Museum in Austin, Texas on November 3rd, 2000. Paper flowers are attached to pieces of string that hang from the ceiling. Orange and white flowers are arranged on a flat surface. Also on the flat surface are a bunch of bananas, pastries, candles, a vase of flowers, and a photograph of a unnamed male person. Against the wall behind the altar is a pink flowering plant. Black and white drawings hang from the wall.
Date: November 3, 2000
Creator: Mexic-Arte Museum (Austin, Tex.)
Item Type: Photograph
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[Altar with Skull at Día de los Muertos Celebration]

Description: Photograph of an altar set up during the Mexic-Arte Museum's annual Día de los Muertos celebration. The altar is decorated with orange paper flowers and colored banners. A large papier-mâché skull sits at the center of the altar. The photograph was taken in downtown Austin, Texas.
Date: October 27, 2007
Creator: Mexic-Arte Museum (Austin, Tex.)
Item Type: Photograph

[Altar with Three Tiers]

Description: Photograph of a heavily decorated altar. There are three tiers and each level has flowers. The bottom tier also has small skulls sitting on the floor and a statuette on the right. The middle tier has skulls as well as a Catholic religious image. The top tier has two small skeleton figures, one in a white dress and veil and the other in a black tuxedo jacket. There is a cross above the pair.
Date: 1989
Item Type: Photograph

[Altars at Día de los Muertos Parade]

Description: Photograph of altars at a parade hosted by the Mexic-Arte Museum in honor of Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead). The space is set up like a graveyard. Each altar is contained within a square of colored fabric. The photograph was taken at nighttime in downtown Austin, Texas.
Date: November 1, 2003
Creator: Mexic-Arte Museum (Austin, Tex.)
Item Type: Photograph

[Altars at Parade in Honor of Día de los Muertos]

Description: Photograph of altars at a parade hosted by the Mexic-Arte Museum in honor of Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead). The space is set up like a graveyard. Each altar is contained within a square of colored fabric. Individuals walk around the space. In the foreground a man stands on a ladder as he decorates a metal frame with yellow tape. The photograph was taken at dusk in downtown Austin, Texas.
Date: November 1, 2003
Creator: Mexic-Arte Museum (Austin, Tex.)
Item Type: Photograph

[Ana Castillo at Book Signing]

Description: Photograph of Latina poet Ana Castillo at a book signing. The signing was held at the Mexic-Arte Museum in Austin, Texas on March 22nd, 2001. Castillo wears glasses, a yellow sleeveless blouse, and yellow trousers. She reads from her book "I Ask the Impossible."
Date: 2001
Creator: Mexic-Arte Museum (Austin, Tex.)
Item Type: Photograph
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[Announcements from Donors]

Description: Photograph of donors announcing gifts at the Luis Jiménez exhibit. Joe Long, Manuel Zuniga, Nilda de la Llata, and Scot Mitte each gave $100,000. They stand behind a podium and wear name tags.
Date: 2001
Creator: Mexic-Arte Museum (Austin, Tex.)
Item Type: Photograph
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[Applying Skeleton Makeup]

Description: Photograph of skeleton makeup being applied at the Mexic-Arte Museum's Día de los Muertos celebration. A man, right, applies black makeup to a woman's face. The photograph was taken at nighttime in downtown Austin.
Date: November 2, 2002
Creator: Mexic-Arte Museum (Austin, Tex.)
Item Type: Photograph

[Arlene Polite at Workshop]

Description: Photograph of Arlene Polite leading a workshop at an exhibition of Selections from the Permanent Collection. Students sit at a table. Polite is leaning over the shoulder of a male student to demonstrate a technique.
Date: 2003
Creator: Mexic-Arte Museum (Austin, Tex.)
Item Type: Photograph

[Arlene Polite at Workshop]

Description: Photograph of Arlene Polite leading a workshop at an exhibition of Selections from the Permanent Collection. Students sit at tables. Polite leans over a table to demonstrate a technique while students look on.
Date: 2003
Creator: Mexic-Arte Museum (Austin, Tex.)
Item Type: Photograph

[Art Auction]

Description: Photograph of an art auction held by the Mexic-Arte Museum in Austin, Texas on December 3rd, 1999. The auction featured folk art, retablos, prints, and a Hispanic Leaders Talent Show. Colorful wooden sculptures are displayed on platforms in the foreground. Three women study the sculptures. The leftmost woman wears a white dress with a lace bodice; she points to the centermost sculpture with her right hand. The woman standing in the center wears a black dress and turquoise beads, gesturing also to the sculpture. The rightmost woman wears a purple dress and holds a glass in her left hand. Many people mill around in the background.
Date: December 3, 1999
Creator: Mexic-Arte Museum (Austin, Tex.)
Item Type: Photograph

[Art by Agustin Casasola]

Description: Photograph of an art exhibition. This area features Agustin Casasola's photography from the Mexican Revolution. There are photographs hanging on the wall to the right and a display in a glass box to the left. The walls have red backdrops and the wall to the left has the title of the exhibition written on top of the red.
Date: 1990
Item Type: Photograph
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[Art by Hachavi Edgar]

Description: Photograph of Hachivi Edgar standing in front of a large art piece that he created. The piece is painted on a light colored background and the designs are in a dark color. All of the words are completely capitalized and in dark colors. At the top, the word "natural" is backwards. Beneath that it reads "We don't want Indians" and there are other words and phrases on that same topic. Surrounding the words are abstract designs in dark colors.
Date: 1990
Item Type: Photograph
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[Art by Pio Pulido and All Billings

Description: Photograph of two people leaning against a wall with artworks hanging on it. To their left, there is a large abstract painting and on their right is a smaller painting with intricate designs. Further to their right, there are three more pieces, two of which are 3-dimensional. The artists who created the pieces are Pio Pulido and Al Billings.
Date: 1988
Item Type: Photograph
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[Art Demonstration During Día de los Muertos Celebration]

Description: Photograph of an art demonstration at Mexic-Arte Museum's Día de los Muertos celebration. An individual who is mostly out of the frame holds up a piece of paper that has been dipped in paint to create a snake pattern. Two children look on. The photograph was taken at nighttime in downtown Austin.
Date: November 2, 2002
Creator: Mexic-Arte Museum (Austin, Tex.)
Item Type: Photograph

[Art Demonstration Table]

Description: Photograph of an Art Demonstration Table at Nuestras Tradiciones, or Our Traditions, an exhibition held at the Mexic-Arte Museum in Austin, Texas. The exhibition ran from December 8th, 2000 to December 30th, 2000. An unnamed man stands behind a table. The man wears a tan shirt and white apron. A blue tablecloth with a fruit pattern is spread on the table. Rubber stamps, ink pads, wooden utensils, and paper towels sit on the table. Stamped pieces of paper hang from clothespins behind the table. A small altar stands on the left, featuring candles and photographs. Multicolored streamers are hung from the ceiling. Posters advertising a Día de los Muertos celebration to be held in November of 2001 are hung from the wall behind the table.
Date: December 2000
Creator: Mexic-Arte Museum (Austin, Tex.)
Item Type: Photograph
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[Art Education]

Description: Photograph of a group of children at Nuestras Tradiciones, or Our Traditions, an exhibition held at the Mexic-Arte Museum in Austin, Texas. The exhibition ran from December 8th, 2000 to December 30th, 2000. Children sit on the floor of the gallery space, facing away from the camera. An adult woman wearing a dark suit and white blouse faces the camera. She stands to the right of a painting by Santa Barraza. The painting features a human hand rising up from the leaves of a plant. At the center of the hand is an anatomically correct heart. A rabbit's head rests at the plant's base. A pink rose sits to the left of the plant. The painting includes yellow, red, green, and pink colors.
Date: 2000
Creator: Mexic-Arte Museum (Austin, Tex.)
Item Type: Photograph
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[Art Exhibit Featuring Jose Guadalupe Posado]

Description: Photograph of a room with art hanging on the walls. Hanging from the ceiling, there is a large circular banner that is green, white and red. On one side, there is the shape of a man's face. On the outer ring, there are green bells.
Date: 1994
Item Type: Photograph
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[Art Exhibition Featuring Agustin Casasola]

Description: Photograph of an art exhibition that features Agustin Casasola's photography from the Mexican Revolution. Parts of the walls have been painted red in the shape of arched doorways, other than the title wall that has the red area painted in the shape of a rectangle with rounded edges. The red areas are where the pieces hang on the wall, rather than the white areas of the well. In front of the title wall, is a display in a glass case.
Date: 1990
Item Type: Photograph
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[Art On the Outside of a Building]

Description: Photograph of the Mexic-Arte building. On the top two floors, there is a large mural on the side of the building. There are large tubes coiled in a window and lead down the side of a building. One of the tubes leads to the center of another part of the mural. From the window to the left of the first one, there is a dragon-like form that swoops downward beneath the window to the right and a floor below. This artwork is the beating heart installation as part of the Return of Quetzalcoatl exhibit. People can be seen walking on the streets and sidewalks.
Date: 1992
Item Type: Photograph
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[Artist and Artwork at Noche Navideña Event]

Description: Photograph of an artist sitting next to his artwork at Noche Navideña, or Christmas night, an exhibition held at the Mexic-Arte Museum in Austin, Texas. The artist wears a black dress shirt and purple vest. Behind him are sculptures are fashioned out of tinfoil.
Date: December 2002
Creator: Mexic-Arte Museum (Austin, Tex.)
Item Type: Photograph
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