National Museum of Mexican Art

Fee: Always free

Sun. 10 AM–5 PM
Mon. Closed
Tue. 10 AM–5 PM
Wed. 10 AM–5 PM
Thu. 10 AM–5 PM
Fri. 10 AM–5 PM
Sat. 10 AM–5 PM
1852 W 19th Street
Chicago, Chicago 60608
(312) 738-1503

Check the National Museum of Mexican Art website for additional hours, special pricing/discounts, and closure dates.


The National Museum of Mexican Art (website) is a Museum (Cultural) in Chicago.
Official description from National Museum of Mexican Art:

The National Museum of Mexican Art’s Education Department offers a great variety of quality and meaningful programs that utilize art and exhibitions to expand and increase the appreciation and understanding of Mexican art, history and culture. It develops cultural, bilingual, and arts-based programs and resources for students, teachers, children, families, youth, adults and the community.

Since the Museum's inception by a group of educators in 1987, the Education Department has maintained a strong commitment to education by developing and implementing arts education programs for youth, families, adults, students, and teachers. Today, education continues to be an integral part of the Museum's mission and is central to the mission of stimulating, preserving, and exemplifying the beauty and richness of Mexican art and culture.

Wikipedia excerpt:
The National Museum of Mexican Art (Formerly known as the Mexican Fine Arts Center Museum) is a museum which features Mexican, Latino, and Chicano art and culture. The museum was founded in 1982 by Carlos Tortolero. Located in the neighborhood of Pilsen in Chicago, Illinois, the current building in Harrison Park opened on March 27, 1987. The museum is the only Latino museum accredited by the American Association of Museums. The mission of the museum is to display Mexican culture as one sin fronteras (without borders). The museum has a permanent collection featuring prominent works by Mexican artists and artifacts from Mexican history. The permanent exhibit "Mexicanidad: Our Past is Present" explores the history of Mexico in five stages: Pre-Cuauhtémoc Mexico, Colonial Mexico, Mexico from Independence to Revolution, Post-Mexican Revolution to Present-day Mexico and The Mexican Experience in the US.

We don't have any current exhibitions on file, most likely because we're still collecting listings.

In the meantime, check out the National Museum of Mexican Art homepage or our exhibitions list for Chicago-wide exhibits.

Official National Museum of Mexican Art Links
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