’Oaxaca Mistico’ exhibit opens Friday, runs through mid-March

The Brownsville Museum of Fine Art is preparing to open a new exhibit on Friday showing art enthusiasts some contemporary pieces.

The exhibit will showcase the best work of eight different artists, museum executive director Rene Van Haaften said. He added that the art tells audiences of the modern occurrences in their hometown. “We like to show that to our community, he said.

The exhibit is named “Oaxaca Mistico“ and will run until mid-March. The museum is currently closed in preparation for the exhibit.

Van Haaften said the museum is still working on the number of pieces that will be shown, as there are still new ones coming in. He estimates there will be anywhere from 40 to 50 works. The exhibit will be fairly large, taking up two of the museum’s three galleries. “We figured that two galleries would be a nice size for the show,“ he said.

A string of activities will accompany the exhibit, taking place in the museum.

On Friday there will be an artists’ reception where guests will get to meet the creators of the art pieces and enjoy some cocktails in their honor. It takes place from 7 to 9 p.m. The guests will be among the first to view the exhibit. Individual tickets are priced at $40.

On Saturday the museum invites the public to watch the artists work on “A La Limon.“ The event will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Onsite the artists will create a unique piece to donate to the museum’s Fine Arts Permanent Collection. Admission for the event is $10 for adults and $5 for students, seniors and children under 12.

“They’ll have a working session where together they’ll make new artwork for the museum,“ Van Haaften said.

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