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San Antonio Magazine's Awards the MINI ART MUSEUM: Best Program Introducing Youth to the Art World, 2015
San Antonio Magazine Awards the MINI ART MUSEUM: Best Program Introducing Youth to the Art World, 2015
spare parts MINI ART MUSEUM_EDUCATION FLYER_August 2015
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CURRENT

 

Pins & Needles Invitation-page-001The MINI ART MUSEUM presents…
Pins & Needles

Artists
Bellanyra Arredondo
Sarah Castillo
Mira Hnatyshyn
Amy Jones
Lucia LaVilla-Havelin
Paloma Mayorga

Pins & Needles will travel from July 31, 2015-July 31, 2016.

texastrilogyThe MINI ART MUSEUM presents…
Deep In The Heart: A Texas Trilogy

Angela Fox
Christiana Puente
Vincent Valdez

Deep In The Heart will travel on a limited basis beginning June 1, 2015.


PAST

Honoring the overlooked; the cast-off; the abandoned; the peripheral. If the title sounds like it could be the name of a B-Horror film, you’re hearing it the way I do. Not going to bother you with pretentious words like hierarchy, transgressive, etc., but those concerns are there, they just won’t fit in my pickup truck. That’s really all there is to it. Why say more? -Hills Snyder, Curator
Honoring the overlooked; the cast-off; the abandoned; the peripheral. If the title sounds like it could be the name of a B-Horror film, you’re hearing it the way I do. Not going to bother you with pretentious words like hierarchy, transgressive, etc., but those concerns are there, they just won’t fit in my pickup truck. That’s really all there is to it. Why say more? -Hills Snyder, Curator
I Am Not Spock Award for Doing the Unexpected
CONTEMPORARY ART MONTH 2016 — I Am Not Spock Award for Doing the Unexpected: Spare Parts MINI ART MUSEUM presents “That Thing On The Side Of The Road” curated by Hills Snyder

 

The MINI ART MUSEUM presents…
That Thing On The Side Of The Road

Artists
Georganne Deen
Alejandro Diaz
Meghan Fest
Sarah Fox
Erin Hinz
Leigh Anne Lester
Ken Little
Gordon McConnell
Michele Monseau & Odie Cole
Kelly O’Connor
Chris Sauter
Richard Saxton
James Smolleck
Barbara Sturm
Jeremiah Teutsch
Jeff Wheeler

Musicians
Michael Carrillo
Michael Chapa
Doug Clarke
Odie Cole
Kim Mackenzie
Joe Reyes
Matthew Rose
Erik Sanden

That Thing On The Side Of The Road traveled for Contemporary Art Month during March, 2016.

Graphic thanks to Suzanne Daube.
Graphic thanks to Suzanne Daube.

 

CONTEMPORARY ART MONTH 2015 -- Through the Looking Glass Award for Bending Perceptions: Spare Parts MINI ART MUSEUM presents "Cabinet of Curiosities" curated by Claudia Zapata
CONTEMPORARY ART MONTH 2015 — Through the Looking Glass Award for Bending Perceptions: Spare Parts MINI ART MUSEUM presents “Cabinet of Curiosities” curated by Claudia Zapata

 

The MINI ART MUSEUM presents…
Cabinet of Curiosities

Artists
CLAUDIA APARICIO-GAMUNDI
JULIA ARREDONDO
MARIBEL FALCON
MICHAEL ANTHONY GARCIA
JOSEPH R. HARTMAN IN COLLABORATION WITH JENNA C. YODER
JAMES HUIZAR
ROY MARTINEZ
PALOMA MAYORGA
JONATHAN REBOLLOSO
LAUREN RICHMAN
DANIEL RIOS RODRIGUEZ IN COLLABORATION WITH THEOPHILE D. RODRIGUEZ
CORNELIA WHITE SWANN
NATALIE VILLARREAL

About the Exhibition
Cabinet of Curiosities
showcases original multimedia artworks created by thirteen artists. Touching upon themes of international politics, nature, cultural memory, decorative arts & technology, each artist creates a unique dialogue via the art object’s size & materials. The technical specificities in such small formats challenge the grandiose nature of art in museums or galleries & beckons the viewer to engage in an intimate relationship with the artworks. There is a newly-formed cabinet of curiosity created by this exhibition, one that is formed not by parading oddities but is fused by the shared display of a contemporary creative dialogue.

About the Curator
San Antonio native Claudia Zapata is pursuing her Ph.D. at Southern Methodist University in the RASC/a: Rhetorics of Art, Space & Culture Program in Art History. She received her BA & MA from The University of Texas at Austin in art history, specializing in Pre-Columbian & U.S. Latino/Chicano art. From 2010-2014 she served as the Curator of Exhibitions & Programs at Mexic-Arte Museum in Austin, Texas. Her recent projects include the co-founding of ChingoZine, a Latino art zine & Chingolandia, a Latino designer toy line as part of her Latino art collective, Puro Chingón Collective, LLC. Zapata has curated over 30 exhibitions at Mexic-Arte Museum & other Texas institutions on subjects such as the commercialization of the Day of the Dead holiday, Mexican dance masks, Contemporary Chicano art, lucha libre in popular culture & more. Her most recent publication acted as the main catalog essay for Margarita Cabrera’s Uprooted Dreams, a recent Austin Art in Public Places Program installation using Oaxacan woodcarving to discuss cultural displacement. Her research interests include curatorial methodologies of identity-based exhibitions, Texas Neo-Chicanoism, exhibition design & people of color zines & designer toys.

Cabinet of Curiosities traveled from March 1, 2015-March 31, 2015.

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August 1, 2014-August 1, 2015
August 1, 2014-August 1, 2015

The MINI ART MUSEUM presents… 
Charted Spaces: A Collection of Places, Plans & Possibility

Artists 
DEZARRE BOONE
ERIC CAVAZOS
DELILAH KNUCKLEY
ALDON MILES
CLAUDIA RUBIO
KARA SALINAS

The MINI ART MUSEUM presents…
E-Waste Everlasting: The Aesthetics of Electronics

Artists
KARLA AURESTO
JANET NEUWALDER
FREDRIK SAFSTROM
LAUREN SALGUERO

Both exhibitions traveled from August 1, 2014-August 1, 2015.

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MARCH 2014
SHORT STORIES reflected personal tales shaped as portraits from surreal to ethereal & from rasquache to retrospective. Lady Base Gallery presented artists who have never before exhibited artwork this miniature in a museum.

MINI ART MUSEUM - MARCH 2014
Design by Tiny Roar Creative.
CONTEMPORARY ART MONTH 2014 -- Through the Looking Glass Award for Bending Perceptions: spare parts MINI ART MUSEUM presents Lady Base Gallery: "Short Stories"
CONTEMPORARY ART MONTH 2014 — Through the Looking Glass Award for Bending Perceptions: spare parts MINI ART MUSEUM presents Lady Base Gallery: “Short Stories”

The MINI ART MUSEUM:
spare parts founded its MINI ART MUSEUM in 2013 to bring the fine arts museum experience to schools & the community (from ages 6 through adult). This opportunity for schools seeks to eliminate bus fees & sometimes complicated scheduling to simply bring the fine art museum experience to classrooms, like yours!

Photo thanks to Chris Castillo.
Photo thanks to Chris Castillo.

The MINI ART MUSEUM experience at your school:
The tiny artworks for the spring 2014 exhibition have been curated by Lady Base Gallery. Artists were invited to create a wee work specifically for this exhibition that will only be viewable through the MINI ART MUSEUM. After the tour, your students are
lead in a mini art-making workshop inspired by the exhibition.

School visits will include:

  • the installation of the MINI ART MUSEUM on your campus
  • a docent-lead tour of the MINI ART MUSEUM
  • magnifying glasses for students to view artwork
  • mini art-making workshop inspired by the exhibition