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What's New at the Brownsville Museum of Art?

The Brownsville Museuem of Art has survived one one, but two early season tropical storms, and they still have exhibits and events for South Texas art aficionados. Be sure to check out 200 Years of Life and Color, Oscar Alvarez: Other Worlds, 40th IAS – Call for Artists and Princes and Princess Costume Ball.

All of the below events are being held at the Brownsville Museum of Fine Art located at 660 E. Ringgold St., Brownsville, TX 78520.

200 Years of Life and Color

Reception: August 12, 7-9 PM, Free to the Public

On View: August 12th – September 11, 2010

Museum Admission: $5 for Adults. $3 for Seniors. $3 for Children.

With the Bicentennial Mexican Independence Day approaching, The Brownsville Museum of Fine Art in conjunction with The Mexican Consulate and the Asociación de la Plástica de Garza García, A.C. present 200 years of Life and Color.

Please join us for this special exhibition that features artists of Mexico that have defined their meaning of independence through various mediums and works of art. In this exhibit, the artists engage us with their vision, and passion about their country and how it relates to their personal sense of color in everyday life.

ON GOING EXHIBITION

Organization: Brownsville Museum of Fine Art

Oscar Alvarez: Other Worlds

Date: July 14th – September 11, 2010

Museum Admission: $5 for Adults. $3 for Seniors. $3 for Children.

Born in 1975 in Brownsville, Texas, Alvarez has developed over the last decade a signature style based on dream images and the subconscious. His palette is a sophisticated blend of bright circus colors and the muted hues of stormy weather. This constant dichotomy between light and dark in color as well as subject matter creates something both otherworldly and lifelike. Amusing clowns, giraffes, bumblebees, and balloons float past somber monsters and flames that speak of illness and death. In the unpredictable patterns of life, he hints at the mysteries of the afterlife. Continually searching through his canvases, Alvarez draws from deep within his imagination.

Organization: Brownsville Museum of Fine Art

40th IAS – Call for Artists

Admission: $25 entry fee / one entry per artist.
Deadline for submission of digital images and fee: January 5, 2011

The Brownsville Museum of Fine Art is looking for submissions for our International Art Show juried by César Martínez. Categories include: painting, sculpture, works on paper, photography, digital works, lithography, serigraphy and giclee. Artists must be 18 years of age and older. There is a $25 entry fee and one entry per artist. All entries must be original artwork.

For more details or to download entry form log on to: www.brownsvillemfa.org or pick up entry form at the BMFA front desk.

César Martínez, born in Laredo, Texas, was a major figure in the Chicano art movement on the late 1970s and 1980s. He is based in San Antonio, where he makes portraits that have become icons of Texas art history. Martínez’s work has been included in the landmark exhibits, La Frontera/The Border: Art about the Mexican-U.S. Border Experience; CARA-Chicano Art: Resistance and Affirmation 1965-1985, and Hispanic Art in the United States. He has also shown at the Mexican Fine Arts Center Museum, Chicago; Museo de Arte Moderno, Mexico City; the San Antonio Museum of Art, San Antonio; the Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston; and recently with The Chicano Collection, Los Angeles, a touring group exhibit presented by Cheech Marin.

Organization: Brownsville Museum of Fine Art

Princes and Princess Costume Ball

Date: Sunday, September 26, 2010, 3-6PM

Admission: $25 per adult. Children are free with accompanying adult.

Is you’re a child a young prince or princess? You are invited to attend the Princes and Princess Costume Ball. Enjoy a wonderful time with your children at the Brownsville Museum of Fine Art. Your child must be 10 years old or younger to participate.

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