Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center Phase 2 Improvements

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The Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center (ESB-MACC) opened in 2007. In 2018, City Council adopted the MásMACC facility expansion plan. Now, with funding from the 2018 GO bond, implementation of Phase 2 has begun. Phase 2 includes expansion and renovation of the facility in addition to site improvements in order to meet the growing needs of the community, supporting programs which foster meaningful understanding and appreciation of Mexican American, Native American, Chicano and other Latinx Cultures.

El Centro Cultural Mexicano Americano Emma S. Barrientos (sigla en inglés ESB-MACC) abrió sus puertas en 2007. En 2018, el Consejo de la Ciuadad adoptó el plan de expansión de instalaciones MásMACC. Ahora, con fondos del bono GO 2018, ha comenzado la implementación de la Fase 2. La Fase 2 incluye la expansión y renovación de las instalaciones, además de mejoras en el sitio para satisfacer las crecientes necesidades de la comunidad, programas de apoyo que fomentan la comprensión y el aprecio significativos de las culturas mexicoamericana, nativa americana, chicana y otras culturas latinas.

The Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center (ESB-MACC) opened in 2007. In 2018, City Council adopted the MásMACC facility expansion plan. Now, with funding from the 2018 GO bond, implementation of Phase 2 has begun. Phase 2 includes expansion and renovation of the facility in addition to site improvements in order to meet the growing needs of the community, supporting programs which foster meaningful understanding and appreciation of Mexican American, Native American, Chicano and other Latinx Cultures.

El Centro Cultural Mexicano Americano Emma S. Barrientos (sigla en inglés ESB-MACC) abrió sus puertas en 2007. En 2018, el Consejo de la Ciuadad adoptó el plan de expansión de instalaciones MásMACC. Ahora, con fondos del bono GO 2018, ha comenzado la implementación de la Fase 2. La Fase 2 incluye la expansión y renovación de las instalaciones, además de mejoras en el sitio para satisfacer las crecientes necesidades de la comunidad, programas de apoyo que fomentan la comprensión y el aprecio significativos de las culturas mexicoamericana, nativa americana, chicana y otras culturas latinas.

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We invite you to share some of your favorite experiences at the Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center. We miss seeing everyone in person and can't wait to be together again.

A ustedes, les invitamos a compartir algunas de sus experiencias favoritas en el Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Centro. Extrañamos ver a todos en persona y estamos ansiosos por estar juntos de nuevo. 

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I have two experiences that I would like to share. One is personal and the other professional.
First, when my daughter was born in 2010, my and wife would go on walks with her on Lady Bird Lake Trail and always stop to have a little break or eat a snack at the MACC. It was a nice spot to relax and enjoy our time together as a new family.
Second, as a member of the art collective Los Outsiders, I was fortunate to be a part of curating, organizing and actualizing not one but two exhibitions at the MACC. They were multi-faceted and without the MACC's support, impossible to have taken place.

Roberto Jackson Harrington 4 months ago

Desde su fundación, he tenido la oportunidad de asistir, disfrutar, colaborar y ahora, formar parte del MACC. Por lo tanto esta institución significa mucho para mí así como para la comunidad de Austin.
Celebro que se vaya a ampliar y mejorar para que sus espacios sean más amplios y adecuados para los talleres que impartimos.
¡Gracias!

Miguel Angel Santana 5 months ago

It’s been a pleasure enjoying the various music and cultural programming at the MACC. We need to reinforce its continuing mission by supporting much needed improvements.

Familia Muñoz 5 months ago

Sylvia Orosco shared how Mexicarte received a major art collection of Latino artworks from a life long collector in El Paso, currently on view.

Tim High 5 months ago

Is there a plan to coordinate these efforts with our existing Mexicarte Museum?

Tim High 5 months ago

My family and I have attended several events at the ESBMACC -- it's been wonderful to celebrate our beautiful Latino culture. Among those events: several plays, including La Pastorela annually (except during the pandemic), Cine Las Americas screenings; a Valentine's Day Trio concert.
In addition, I direct the Voces Oral History Center at UT-Austin, and we've had several events there: the Aida Barrera tribute in 2019; a Defend the Honor 10-year anniversary in 2017.
It's a beautiful venue, in a central location. The only problem is how small the auditorium is. We've had to find other locations for major events. We'd prefer to have them at the ESBMACC -- as a community celebration.

Maggie Rivas-Rodriguez 5 months ago