National Museum of Mexican Art

National Museum of Mexican Art Our mission is to stimulate and preserve knowledge and appreciation of Mexican culture through events and exhibitions that exemplify the rich variety of visual and performing arts in Mexican culture.
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The National Mexican Museum of Art is a vibrant and welcoming place where you can experience authentic Mexican art and culture outside of Mexico, and admission is always free. We showcase 3,000 years creativity through a cultural crossroad that connects Chicagoans and suburbanites to the diversity of Mexican people. • Located in Chicago’s Pilsen community, we provide an authentic cultural experience while following the highest standards of other local museums. • Our curators and educators are experts in Mexican art and their passion for the museum inspires and enlightens visitors. We routinely lend many of our pieces to museums around the globe, because they value the caliber of our artwork. • Over the years we have inspired, educated and empowered tens of thousands of children and youth through arts programs. • We are accessible. Public transportation is available to get to our Museum, admission is always free, staff on hand to guide visitors, our art is displayed in a manner that lets the visitor feel connected to the exhibition ADMISSION IS FREE!

¡Buenas noticias! El museo fue nominado como contendiente para el mejor museo gratuito de la nación. Vota para nosotros ...
01/26/2020

¡Buenas noticias! El museo fue nominado como contendiente para el mejor museo gratuito de la nación. Vota para nosotros y ayúdanos a reclamar este merecido título. Diles a tus amigos que voten diariamente hasta el 17 de febrero. http://bit.ly/VoteNMMA

Great news! The National Museum of Mexican Art was nominated in USA TODAY 10Best Reader’s Choice Awards as a contender for the nation’s Best Free Museum! VOTE FOR NMMA and help us claim this well-deserved title. Tell your friends to vote daily through February 17th.

Come to the National Museum of Mexican Art this weekend and be sure to visit our gift shop! The Tienda Tzintzuntzán has ...
01/25/2020

Come to the National Museum of Mexican Art this weekend and be sure to visit our gift shop! The Tienda Tzintzuntzán has a great selection of items such as beautiful, handcrafted artwork, jewelry, textiles, and a vast selection of books and toys! This week we’re featuring this whimsical Lotería mug featuring folk art imagery from the popular Mexican game. Relive family parties every morning with this mug! Don’t live in Chicago? Buy it online! https://mkt.com/national-museum-of-mexican-art/item/loteria-nmma-mug

Join textile artist Consuelo Jimenez Underwood on February 12th at 6:00 pm for a personal talk about her art and life. I...
01/24/2020

Join textile artist Consuelo Jimenez Underwood on February 12th at 6:00 pm for a personal talk about her art and life. Immediately afterward, we will join the artist in the exhibition Woven: Connections and Meanings to continue the conversation in the presence of her work. #nmmart #mexicanart #fiberart

Consuelo Jimenez Underwood, Home of the Brave (Tierra de valientes), 2013, mixed media, 72” x 99", Courtesy of the artist

Come and experience Woven: Connections and Meanings! Woven features the work of five contemporary Mexican women artists ...
01/22/2020
Visual Art Source

Come and experience Woven: Connections and Meanings! Woven features the work of five contemporary Mexican women artists that intertwine themes such as immigration, identity, the environment, and resistance. These five fiber artists share compelling and dynamic points of view from both sides of the border. Read more about the exhibition and artists in this piece by Visual Art Source. #nmmart #mexicanart #fiberart

Continuing through April 19, 2020“Atavia,” the title of a series of large scale, woven sculptures by Georgina Valverde, is the Latin word for ‘great-great-great grandmother.’ Valverde, along with the other four contemporary artists in “Woven: Connections and Meanings,” reinforce a lineag...

The National Museum of Mexican Art was nominated in USA TODAY's 10 Best Reader’s Choice Awards as a contender for the na...
01/21/2020
Vote- Best Free Museum Nominees: 2020 10Best Readers' Choice Travel Awards

The National Museum of Mexican Art was nominated in USA TODAY's 10 Best Reader’s Choice Awards as a contender for the nation’s Best Free Museum! VOTE FOR NMMA and help us claim this well-deserved title. Tell your friends to vote daily through February 17th. http://bit.ly/VoteNMMA #nmmart

Voting for the Best Free Museum is open! Cast your vote daily to help pick the 2020 10Best Readers' Choice Award for Best Free Museum.

Today we honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. for his immense contributions to the U.S. Civil Rights Movement. Let us all ta...
01/20/2020

Today we honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. for his immense contributions to the U.S. Civil Rights Movement. Let us all take the time to reflect on the powerful work of King and many like him, and keep using our voices to create change!

Psst… Did you hear the news? The National Museum is gearing up to present Frida Kahlo, Her Photos. The exhibition presen...
01/19/2020
The 2020 museum slate stars icons from RBG to MLK to Frida Kahlo

Psst… Did you hear the news? The National Museum is gearing up to present Frida Kahlo, Her Photos. The exhibition presents part of Frida’s personal collection of photographs and opens on the evening of April 3rd! The exhibition is one of Steven Johnson’s exhibition picks this year.

Winter preview: 2020 brings a season of icons in Chicago's museums, including Frida Kahlo, Martin Luther King and Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

NMMA is proud to introduce you to our 2019/2020 Home Grown Fellow! We are thrilled to have Esther Ramirez on the team. E...
01/18/2020

NMMA is proud to introduce you to our 2019/2020 Home Grown Fellow! We are thrilled to have Esther Ramirez on the team. Esther brings knowledge and experience in the areas of museum collections management and handmade craft culture and has a great interest in green practices and solutions in the museum setting. As this year’s Home Grown Fellow, Esther looks forward to assisting the museum's Visual Arts and the Permanent Collection departments with upcoming exhibitions and projects, while continuing her commitment to education and research. Help us congratulate Esther!

This project is made possible, in part, through the Diversifying Art Museum Leadership Initiative, funded by the Walton Family Foundation and the Ford Foundation.

Join us this weekend for Chicas de Hoy with Viviana Mendez, Marianna Castro, Ivanna Rubio, Miranda Kherr, and Venus Cara...
01/17/2020

Join us this weekend for Chicas de Hoy with Viviana Mendez, Marianna Castro, Ivanna Rubio, Miranda Kherr, and Venus Carangi for an unforgettable night of drag and dancing to 80's and 90's classics.

Acompáñanos para Chicas de Hoy con Viviana Mendez, Marianna Castro, Ivanna Rubio, Miranda Kherr, y Venus Carangi para una noche inolvidable de dragas y diversión con los mejores éxitos de los 80's y los 90's. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/chicas-de-hoychicas-de-ayer-tickets-87345433543

We’re thrilled to share that NMMA’s Director of Visual Arts and Chief Curator, Cesareo Moreno has been appointed to Mayo...
01/16/2020

We’re thrilled to share that NMMA’s Director of Visual Arts and Chief Curator, Cesareo Moreno has been appointed to Mayor Lori Lightfoot's Cultural Advisory Council of the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events. Mayor Lightfoot shared, “I am grateful to the outgoing members of the Council and excited to bring these new voices to the table, who will work with us to ensure that Chicago remains a vibrant and innovative cultural hub – and that all Chicagoans have equitable access to the arts.” ¡Felicidades, Cesareo! Read more: https://www.chicago.gov/city/en/depts/dca/provdrs/attractions_eventsandexhibitions/news/2020/january/cac.html?fbclid=IwAR3sTqSfB4VPg3UDARFcITdCT6AiuNdGWBaM9JaG2aRnEgYjf301fCsKsLI

#ThrowbackThursday: In 1989 the National Museum of Mexican Art presented Living Maya: The Art of Ancient Dreams. The exh...
01/16/2020

#ThrowbackThursday: In 1989 the National Museum of Mexican Art presented Living Maya: The Art of Ancient Dreams. The exhibition was the first of its kind to reveal the art and culture of the present-day Maya of Chiapas, Mexico to the American public. It included 60 examples of Mayan textile art and 30 contemporary photographs of Mayan people. What do you remember about our early exhibitions? #nmmart

Kudos to NMMA’s Chief Development Officer, Barbara Engelskirchen! She is part of the 2020 class of the Civic Leadership ...
01/15/2020
Harris Public Policy Announces 2020 Class of the Civic Leadership Academy

Kudos to NMMA’s Chief Development Officer, Barbara Engelskirchen! She is part of the 2020 class of the Civic Leadership Academy of the Harris School of Public Policy at the University of Chicago. Barbara will partner with colleagues across the public sector to advance effective policy and support communities throughout Chicago.

Mayor Lori Lightfoot delivers the keynote address at the CLA Welcome Ceremony.

Looking for a cultural outing this weekend? Stop by the National Museum of Mexican Art, where admission is always free. ...
01/11/2020
Where to Find Free Art in Chicago Every Day of the Week

Looking for a cultural outing this weekend? Stop by the National Museum of Mexican Art, where admission is always free. Enjoy exhibitions like Nuestras Historias: Stories of Mexican Identity from the Permanent Collection, Woven: Connections and Meanings and 40 años a la esperanza. Be sure to make a stop at our gift shop, where you’ll find a unique array of artesanías from all over Mexico!

Chicago is one of the best cities for art. While some of the city’s museums

01/10/2020

Fun can be a drag. Seriously! Join us for Chicas de Hoy with drag artists Viviana Mendez, Marianna Castro, Ivanna Rubio, Miranda Kherr, and Venus Carangi. Come see for yourself why the last one sold out and what all the fuss is about. Your ticket includes drinks.

Dragas y diversion! Acompañanos para Chicas de Hoy con el arte de Viviana Mendez, Marianna Castro, Ivanna Rubio, Miranda Kherr, y Venus Carangi. Ven y ve por ti mismo porque les encanto tanto a la gente que asistió al último evento Chicas de Hoy! Tu entrada incluye bebidas. Buy tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/chicas-de-hoychicas-de-ayer-tickets-87345433543

01/09/2020

Did you miss the last Chicas de Hoy? You’re in luck, because they’re back on January 17th and 18th with another dose of retro music and a spectacular drag show! This time they’ll bring us the hits from the 80s AND the 90s! Join us for one of the largest drag shows in town and come see what all the fuss is about. Buy tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/chicas-de-hoychicas-de-ayer-tickets-87345433543

The holidays are over so treat yourself! The Museum’s gift shop has a great selection of items such as beautiful, handcr...
01/08/2020

The holidays are over so treat yourself! The Museum’s gift shop has a great selection of items such as beautiful, handcrafted artwork, jewelry, textiles, and a vast selection of books and toys! This week we’re featuring this unisex t-shirt that features Amor Alien by Laura Molina. Museum lovers will recognize this popular painting from Nuestras Historias: Stories of Mexican Identity from the Permanent Collection. We think it’s out of this world! Don’t live in Chicago? Buy it online! https://mkt.com/national-museum-of-mexican-art/item/amor-alien-unisex-nmma-t-shirt

Are you planning more cultural outings in the new year? Be sure to add the National Museum of Mexican Art to your stops....
01/06/2020

Are you planning more cultural outings in the new year? Be sure to add the National Museum of Mexican Art to your stops. Admission is free Tuesday through Sunday and guests like Maria have shared, “Thank you for giving me a place/museum where I can finally see people that look like me, created by artists that look like me as well.” Additional Museum information can be found here: http://nationalmuseumofmexicanart.org/content/exhibitions

Kick off the new year with a FREE tour of Nuestras Historias: Stories of Mexican Identity from the Permanent Collection ...
01/03/2020

Kick off the new year with a FREE tour of Nuestras Historias: Stories of Mexican Identity from the Permanent Collection tomorrow! A docent will guide visitors through the gallery and discuss highlighted works of art. English tour is at 11:00 am and the Spanish tour is at 12:00 pm. #nmmart #mexicanart #pilsen

Friends near and far, see our vast collection of art from your couch! Thanks to Google Arts & Culture, you can see past ...
01/03/2020
National Museum of Mexican Art, Chicago, United States - Google Arts & Culture

Friends near and far, see our vast collection of art from your couch! Thanks to Google Arts & Culture, you can see past exhibitions and pieces from our Permanent Collection that are not on display. #nmmart

The National Museum of Mexican Art stands out as one of the most prominent first-voice institutions for Mexican art and culture in the United States. We ar...

The National Museum of Mexican Art is thrilled to present a FREE Sculpture Workshop for ages 55+! Join us and learn abou...
01/02/2020

The National Museum of Mexican Art is thrilled to present a FREE Sculpture Workshop for ages 55+! Join us and learn about traditional and modern methods of modeling with various materials. Over the course of eight workshops, participants will create a self-portrait, drawing inspiration from personal objects and photos and incorporate themes like memory, culture, and tradition. To register, please call Gabriela: 312-433-3941.

On behalf of everyone at the National Museum of Mexican Art, we want to wish you and your loved ones a happy new year! W...
01/01/2020

On behalf of everyone at the National Museum of Mexican Art, we want to wish you and your loved ones a happy new year! We look forward to exploring new corners of Mexican art and culture with you in 2020.

The National Museum of Mexican Art is a place where people come to discover their roots and learn about the rich offerin...
12/31/2019

The National Museum of Mexican Art is a place where people come to discover their roots and learn about the rich offerings of Mexican art and culture. A gift from you helps parents and grandparents share the value of Mexican art and culture with their children. By supporting the Museum’s curators and educators, you help the traditions come alive for the next generation. Make a donation today: http://nationalmuseumofmexicanart.org/content/donate

As 2019 comes to an end, we are filled with pride over the accomplishments that you helped us achieve. This year visitor...
12/30/2019

As 2019 comes to an end, we are filled with pride over the accomplishments that you helped us achieve. This year visitors enjoyed seven exhibitions that told stories from both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border and beyond. Laura Aguilar: Show & Tell celebrated the life of late photographer Laura Aguilar and guests learned about a variety of Day of the Dead traditions in the 33rd annual Día de Muertos • A Matter of Life. Lastly, through an artist exchange between Chicago-based Latino artists and Havanan artists, Cross Currents/Intercambio Cultural was presented at the University of Chicago to an enthusiastic crowd.

We’re looking back on 2019! This year audiences across the city appreciated the 3rd Chicago International Latino Theater...
12/29/2019

We’re looking back on 2019! This year audiences across the city appreciated the 3rd Chicago International Latino Theater Festival, Destinos. And history was made in Mexico City when the Chicago Latino Theater Alliance - CLATA and the National Museum of Mexican Art presented Water People Theater in a play about Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz, a Mexican nun in the 1600s who was the first feminist of the Americas and a world-renowned poet. The play took place in Sor Juana’s actual cloister.

Las Chicas de Hoy are back on January 17th and 18th with another dose of retro music! This time they’ll bring us the hit...
12/28/2019

Las Chicas de Hoy are back on January 17th and 18th with another dose of retro music! This time they’ll bring us the hits from the 80’s AND the 90’s! Reminisce with your friends as you sing your hearts out to the hits of: Flans, Timbiriche, Gloria Trevi, Alejandra Guzman, Paulina Rubio, Thalia, and many more. Dance the night away with DJ Trini. Buy tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/chicas-de-hoychicas-de-ayer-tickets-87345433543

Home for the holidays? Stop by and see our latest exhibition, Woven: Connections and Meanings, which features the work o...
12/26/2019

Home for the holidays? Stop by and see our latest exhibition, Woven: Connections and Meanings, which features the work of five contemporary Mexican women artists. Intertwining themes such as the immigration, identity, the environment, and resistance, these five fiber artists share compelling and dynamic points of view from both sides of the border.

Whether you celebrate Christmas, Kwanza, Las Posadas, or simply friends and family, on behalf of everyone at the Nationa...
12/25/2019

Whether you celebrate Christmas, Kwanza, Las Posadas, or simply friends and family, on behalf of everyone at the National Museum of Mexican Art, we wish you and your loved ones a wonderful holiday! With 2019 coming to an end, we offer you our sincere gratitude for making it another wonderful year filled with Mexican art and culture.

From everyone at the National Museum of Mexican Art, we wish you and your family the best this holiday season!
12/24/2019

From everyone at the National Museum of Mexican Art, we wish you and your family the best this holiday season!

Still have a few gifts on your holiday list? The Museum has plenty of unique gifts for all your loved ones. We also have...
12/22/2019

Still have a few gifts on your holiday list? The Museum has plenty of unique gifts for all your loved ones. We also have gift cards for those who would love to visit the Museum’s gift shop!

Congratulations are in order! Last week UNESCO added Mexican Talavera to its list of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Hum...
12/21/2019

Congratulations are in order! Last week UNESCO added Mexican Talavera to its list of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. This traditional pottery style, which is typically found in the Mexican state of Puebla is five centuries old. You can see some beautiful Talavera in Nuestras Historias: Stories of Mexican Identity from the Permanent Collection or purchase some beautiful pieces in our gift shop!

Only three shopping days until Christmas! Lucha Libra fans will be taken right back to their childhood with these gifts....
12/20/2019

Only three shopping days until Christmas! Lucha Libra fans will be taken right back to their childhood with these gifts. Guys and gals can wear their Mexican pride on their sleeve with these t-shirts and enjoy some fun nostalgia in the form of masks, keychains and air fresheners. Stop by our gift shop and pick up some of the most unique gifts in town!

#ThrowbackThursday: Check out this photo from 2003, when NMMA hosted the impressive Jacques and Natasha Gelman art colle...
12/19/2019

#ThrowbackThursday: Check out this photo from 2003, when NMMA hosted the impressive Jacques and Natasha Gelman art collection. The exhibition included 16 original Frida Kahlo paintings and 5 Diego Rivera pieces, along with the works of modern Mexican masters.

Know a Museum lover? Give them a membership to the National Museum of Mexican Art this holiday season! Our membership pr...
12/18/2019

Know a Museum lover? Give them a membership to the National Museum of Mexican Art this holiday season! Our membership program offers many great benefits like discounts at the gift shop, private exhibition tours, reciprocal benefits at the Adler Planetarium and the DuSable Museum of African American History and more! Purchase a membership today: http://nationalmuseumofmexicanart.org/content/become-member-0

The holidays are almost here! Please see our holiday schedule below: December 24th: Open 10:00 am – 1:00 pmDecember 25th...
12/17/2019

The holidays are almost here! Please see our holiday schedule below:

December 24th: Open 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
December 25th Closed
December 26th – 29th: Open from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
December 31st: 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
January 1st: Closed

Join us for drag queen La Prohibida’s Chicago debut on Thursday, December 19th. Don’t miss this show by a groundbreaking...
12/16/2019

Join us for drag queen La Prohibida’s Chicago debut on Thursday, December 19th. Don’t miss this show by a groundbreaking performer who became an instant sensation across Latin America’s LGBTQ community with her first album in Spanish in 2005. Buy tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/la-prohbida-ticts-85665904025

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1852 W 19th St
Chicago, IL
60608

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Opening Hours

Tuesday 10:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 17:00
Thursday 10:00 - 17:00
Friday 10:00 - 17:00
Saturday 10:00 - 17:00
Sunday 10:00 - 17:00

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(312) 738-1503

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Will the museum by open on New Year’s Day?
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