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.
La Luz De Mi Tierra Opening Reception
Monday-Friday 10am-6pm | Saturday 10am-4pm January 27th - March 3rd Sam Z. Coronado Gallery
Come observe the beautiful paintings by Efren Gonzalez which are full of light, colors, and movement. Just as he shares his passion for the world around him reflect upon the memories of your own “tierra.”
Monday-Friday 10am-6pm | Saturday 10am-4pm
January 20th - March 4th Community Gallery
The ESB-MACC is proud to present the 2017 Youth Installation Photography Exhibit ‘Su-Realidad’ (Your Reality): An Exploration of Installation Photography showcasing Austin’s youth. The exhibit is curated and produced by the twelve members of our teen leadership program Caminos which empowers Austin youth to carve their own path in the creative arts. SuRealidad features the unbridled imagination of the subconscious through the exploration and fusion of installation art and photography.
Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center Presents EXSOSKELETON
a sculpture piece by Vicotry Pérez-Rul
Exsoskeleton is solar hardware, steel, and powder coating, Austin 2017.
Exsoskeleton 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.
Exsoskeleton generates, stores and processes energy through its solar panels, specifically designed to produce an electromagnetic spectrum. Its relation to the environment shapes its behavior.
Exsoskeleton 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 artist:
Victor Pérez-Rul is a multidisciplinary artist using various technologies to convey the art of energy. Pérez-Rul lives and works in Mexico City, however, he has been temporarily residing and working in Austin, Texas in collaboration with curator Leslie Moody Castro and a team of The University of Texas at Austin graduate students on the exhibition Placeholder, which opened last September all while working on an installation that will be place on the outdoor plaza of ESB- Mexican American Cultural Center.
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.