NileGuide Expert Says:
This one-of-a-kind exciting museum is not to be missed. It is one of the only, and may be the best, Mexican art museums in the world, and is getting better and better all the time. A great way to learn about an important Chicago culture.
1852 W. 19th St
A few blocks west of Ashland Ave
Chicago, IL 60608
Near West Side, Greektown and United Center
fax: +1 312 738 9740
NileGuide Expert tip:
If visiting in October, be sure to check out the phenomenal Day of the Dead exhibit.
Set in the culturally vibrant Pilsen neighborhood, visitors can experience the dynamic Mexican culture at the National Museum of Mexican Art. Since its opening 1982, the museum has become the only accredited Latino museum in the nation, and serves as a museum, gallery, and cultural center. The permanent exhibit, that houses one of the largest Mexican art collections in the country, strives to focus on displaying Mexican culture from the past to the present, while bringing in many exhibitions that add to this comprehensive display. Educational programs and the performing arts are also part of the NMMA's mission to provide a diverse approach. If visiting in October, the museum hosts a fantastic Day of the Dead exhibit, featuring art by both international and local artists.
Admission is FREE for exhibitions. Visit the website for performance dates and prices.
Photo courtesy of National Museum of Mexican Art