Annual Meetings

The Texas-Mexico Chapter meets twice a year, once in the spring at the ARLIS/NA Annual Conference and once in the fall at our Chapter Meeting.


ARLIS/NA Texas-Mexico Chapter Logo

 Image of Palacio de Bellas Artes (Palace of Fine Arts) in Mexico City
Museo del Palacio de Bellas Artes

The 2022 Texas-Mexico Chapter Meeting will be held in Mexico City from August 8-11, 2022 and will be a joint meeting with the 2023 ARLIS/NA Conference Planning Advisory Committee. 

Registration is now open: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/arlisna-texas-mexico-2023-chapter-meeting-mexico-city-tickets-365954007287. Registration will close on Friday, July 29th. 

Registration costs are $70 USD for Texas-Mexico Chapter Members who reside in the U.S. and $35 USD for Mexico residents, retirees, students, and guests of chapter members. 

The trip in August will also be hosted at the 2023 ARLIS/NA conference hotel – the Hilton Mexico City Reforma. Once you register, we will send a link to make hotel reservations with the ARLIS/NA group rate ($135 per night + taxes). 

All chapter members are encouraged to join us as it will be an excellent way to familiarize yourself with Mexico City in advance of the 2023 Conference by visiting museums and libraries in the city and getting to know the conference space and neighborhood better, which in turn will make our chapter members great ambassadors for the 51st annual ARLIS/NA Conference next year!

The itinerary will continue to be updated as events and site visits are finalized. Join the Texas-Mexico Group on ARLIS/NA’s Humanities Commons to stay up to date! 

Monday, 8/8

  • Arrival day for many attendees
  • If you are at the hotel early, this is a great opportunity to visit museums, markets and restaurants not included on the agenda (or one you would like to spend more time at, given that our site visits will tend to be shorter).Some suggestions near the hotel include: 
    • Mercado de San Juan food market – 10 minute walk from the hotel
    • Museo de Arte Popular – 2 minute walk from the hotel
    • Mercado de Artesanías La Ciudadela – 8 minute walk from the hotel

Tuesday, 8/9

  • 8:00 AM – Breakfast on your own
    • Suggestion: Los Dones at the hotel has a good breakfast menu and buffet (starting at 6:30 am)
  • 8:30 AM – Hotel and conference space tour (all attendees)
    • Meet in the lobby of the Hilton to begin tour 
  • 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM -Conference Planning Advisory Committee Meeting*
    • To be attended by CPAC chairs only*
    • If not attending the CPAC chair meeting, this is free time for a longer visit to any of the museums, shops, etc. you are interested in exploring in more depth (especially those farther afield from the hotel and historic district).  
  • 2:00 PM – Reconvene as a group in Hilton lobby for site visit tours
    • Tours will be within about 10 minutes walking distance from each other
  • 2:15 – 4:45 PM Tours of Palacio de Bellas Artes and MUNAL 
    • Palacio de Bellas Artes 
      • Av. Juárez S/N, Centro Histórico de la Cdad. de México, Centro, Cuauhtémoc, 06050 Ciudad de México, CDMX, Mexico
      • https://palacio.inba.gob.mx/ 
      • A 7 minute walk from the hotel 
    • Museo Nacional de Arte (MUNAL)
      • Calle de Tacuba 8, Centro Histórico de la Cdad. de México, Centro, Cuauhtémoc, 06000 Ciudad de México, CDMX, Mexico
      • http://www.munal.mx/en 
      • A 10 minute walk from the hotel, 4 from Palacio de Bellas Artes 
  • 5:00 PM – Museo Franz Mayer 
    • Av. Hidalgo 45, Centro Histórico de la Cdad. de México, Guerrero, Cuauhtémoc, 06300 Ciudad de México, CDMX, Mexico
    • https://franzmayer.org.mx/?lang=en 
    • An under 10 minute walk from either MUNAL or Palacio Bellas Artes

Wednesday, 8/10

  • 8:00 AM – Breakfast on your own
  • 8:30 AM – 11:00 CPAC Debrief and discussion (all attendees) 
    • Meet in Hilton Conference Space – confirming details now.
    • 11:00 – 12:00 PM – Research roundtable
      • Kat Johnston
        • Institution: Dallas Public Library/Independent Researcher
        • Title: The Garsole in 20th Century Texas Mexican Dress
      • Fernando Corona
        • Institution: National Bank of Mexico (Citibanamex) / Historic Archives and Library
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        • Title: The new Mexican Art Repository (project ongoing)
      • Rebekah Scoggins
        • Institution: Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
        • Title: Pivoting in the Pandemic: Presenting Library Exhibitions Online
  • 12:15 PM Tour of Museo Kaluz 
    • Av. Hidalgo 85, Centro Histórico de la Cdad. de México, Guerrero, Cuauhtémoc, 06300 Ciudad de México, CDMX, Mexico
    • https://museokaluz.org/ 
    • A 6 minute walk from the hotel
  • 2:30 PM – 5:00 PM Meet as a group for site tours in hotel lobby 
    • 3:00 PM – Tour of Museo Tamayo
      • Av. Paseo de la Reforma 51, Polanco, Bosque de Chapultepec I Secc, Miguel Hidalgo, 11580 Ciudad de México, CDMX, Mexico
      • https://www.museotamayo.org/ 
      • We will take Uber or taxi to next site visits (about 25 minutes by car)
    • 4:15 pm Museo Nacional de Antropología
      • Paseo de la Reforma 51, Polanco, Bosque de Chapultepec I Secc, Miguel Hidalgo, 11580 Ciudad de México, CDMX, Mexico
      • https://www.mna.inah.gob.mx/ 
      • A 10 minute walk from the Museo Tamayo  
  • Dinner on your own 🙂 

Thursday, 8/11

  • Departure day for many attendees – thank you for coming!
  • Teotihuacan day trip 7:30 AM -3:30 PM for those who have reserved a spot in advance.

Travel notes: 

A travel guide with tips on transportation, currency exchange, and communication can be found here. A list of recommendations for restaurants and other museums not on our itinerary can be found here

If you plan on coming, make sure your passport is up to date! COVID testing is no longer required for re-entry to U.S. (as of Sunday, 6/12 https://www.washingtonpost.com/transportation/2022/06/10/covid-testing-requirement-ends/).

If you have any questions, comments, suggestions, please let me know.  

Thank you!