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!

¡Feliz Día del Niño! In Mexico, today is all about our children, who enjoy a day of fun, celebrations, and LOTS of candy...
04/30/2020

¡Feliz Día del Niño! In Mexico, today is all about our children, who enjoy a day of fun, celebrations, and LOTS of candy. The National Museum of Mexican Art typically hosts a Día del Niño festival and we are saddened that we can’t welcome you this year. We are excited to share that we are planning a new vision for the festival this year. Stay up to date on all Día del Niño events by subscribing to our weekly e-newsletter here: https://bit.ly/2KAtu5o. To our community’s children, have a wonderful day and we’ll see you soon! #nmmart #Diadelniño

04/29/2020
La Mesita Live streaming.

Do you have a skill to share with the world while social-distancing? Maybe you’re a great cook, a DJ, or you want to read a children’s book. Our youth initiative, Yollocalli Arts Reach is here to teach you how to livestream from home! Share your videos with us in the comments. #nmmart #museumfromhome #DIY

Hello friends ! Hope everything is ok with you and your family. Here is something fun for you and your friends. You can do magic with this tutorial made by t...

Have you seen the at-home art activities on our website? We have plenty of new activities to keep you and your family en...
04/29/2020

Have you seen the at-home art activities on our website? We have plenty of new activities to keep you and your family entertained! Visit https://bit.ly/AtHomewNMMA for coloring sheets, a papel picado tutorial, activities to help children with their counting, and much more! Share your creations with us by tagging the Museum. #nmmart #AtHomeWithNMMA #MuseumFromHome

The Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity is offering a variety of webinars for small business owners i...
04/28/2020
DCEO

The Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity is offering a variety of webinars for small business owners impacted by Covid-19. Free webinars (one in Spanish) will cover resources for Latino and women small business owners. Follow the link to sign up or share it with someone who would find it useful. Small businesses need our help.

View up to date information on how Illinois is handling the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) from the State of Illinois Coronavirus Response Site

04/28/2020

Join us on Wednesday, April 29th at 8:00 pm for a Instagram LIVE interview with Ely Guerra Oficial! She’ll join us virtually from her home to talk about her latest album, ZION and her incredible musical career. #nmmart #AtHomeWithNMMA #MuseumFromHome

Have you filled out the 2020 Census yet? It only takes a few minutes! Census results help determine how billions of doll...
04/27/2020

Have you filled out the 2020 Census yet? It only takes a few minutes! Census results help determine how billions of dollars in federal funding flow into states and communities each year. If you’ve already filled out the Census, call a friend or family member and remind them to do it or share this graphic from the National Museum of Mexican Art’s youth program Yollocalli Arts Reach.

We can’t wait to welcome you back to the Museum with the exhibition Adláteres and the Unexpected Journey: Works by Carme...
04/26/2020
CARMEN CHAMI - Adláteres and the Unexpected Journey

We can’t wait to welcome you back to the Museum with the exhibition Adláteres and the Unexpected Journey: Works by Carmen Chami! In the meantime, you can enjoy her online catalog and learn about the stories behind her beautiful paintings that explore unintended migrations. Enjoy this peek at some of the pieces that will be in the exhibition!

Catalogue of Mexican artist Carmen Chami's solo show at the National Museum of Mexican Art. It comprises 21 paintings from recent years and essays by curators Dolores Mercado and Erik Castillo. The exhibition will be presented at the NMMA from April, 2020 to February, 2021. National Museum of Mexica...

04/25/2020
Yvonne Venegas: Un Retrato Intimo, Una entrevista con fotógrafa mexicana Yvonne Venegas.

Estamos encantados de presentar esta entrevista con la fotógrafa mexicana, Yvonne Venegas. Como hija de un fotógrafo de bodas, el trabajo de Venegas surge de un reflejo de un retrato cargado por un análisis de la clase social y la autorrepresentación, especialmente de la clase media alta mexicana. ¡Disfruta de esta entrevista íntima y aprende todo sobre su cuerpo de trabajo!

We’re thrilled to present this interview with Mexican photographer, Yvonne Venegas. As the daughter of a wedding photographer, Venegas’ work emerges from a reflection of portraiture charged by an analysis of social class and self-representation, especially of the Mexican upper middle class. Enjoy this intimate discussion and learn all about her body of work!

Thank you everyone who joined us virtually for the screening of Vida followed by the interview with Chicago’s very own, ...
04/24/2020

Thank you everyone who joined us virtually for the screening of Vida followed by the interview with Chicago’s very own, Tanya Saracho and the cast! We had a great time talking about the fan favorite that celebrates the storylines of Mexican-American women and queer Latinas in such a bold and unapologetic way. If you missed out on the fun, we’ve got a video coming your way! Keep an eye out for more online entertainment as well! #nmmart #museumfromhome #VidaSTARZ

We are thankful to everyone who has shown their support and understanding during this unprecedented time. We’ve received...
04/24/2020

We are thankful to everyone who has shown their support and understanding during this unprecedented time. We’ve received many heartwarming messages that remind us that we are truly in this together. As a nonprofit arts organization, we depend on the generosity of donors and members every day. This is why we are asking for your support. If you are able to, make a tax-deductible donation of any amount to the National Museum of Mexican Art and help ensure a bright future for Mexican art and culture. https://co.clickandpledge.com/advanced/default.aspx?wid=115100 #nmmart #MexicanArt

04/23/2020
Adam Stone Live Performance at La Mesita Yollocalli.

We love seeing the world through young people’s eyes! The talented teens of our youth initiative, Yollocalli Arts Reach share this interview with Adam Stone with you. Stone is a singer-songwriter, rapper, producer, and musician from Monterrey, Mexico and he mixes genres like alternative and indie-rock with hip hop beats and more. Learn all about this young artist and how he uses language to connect with his audience.

Our first artist of the 3rd season is here ! Adam Stone is a singer-songwriter, rapper, producer, and musician from Monterrey,Mexico. Adam is trilingual whic...

The Museum temporarily closed its doors over a month ago and we wanted to share a note from our Founder and President, C...
04/22/2020

The Museum temporarily closed its doors over a month ago and we wanted to share a note from our Founder and President, Carlos Tortolero:

First and foremost, I hope you’re staying safe and healthy at home. This pandemic has put us face to face with an unprecedented moment in time. This will soon be behind us, but we need to work together to make that happen. Please continue to stay indoors, take care of yourself and those at home with you, and take every precaution if you need to leave your home.

Although I miss seeing our visitors walk through the Museum’s doors, I am filled with gratitude for your ongoing support. I want to send a heartfelt thank you to those foundations, corporations, and individual donors who have contributed to the Museum during this uncertain time. Together we are ensuring that Mexican art and culture will continue to have a vibrant home at the National Museum of Mexican Art for generations to come.

I look forward to the day that we can open our doors and welcome you back to the Museum. We will weather the storm and we will continue to showcase the very best in Mexican art and culture. We can’t wait to share it all with you again.

#nmmart

Have you checked out our at-home activities? They’re listed in Red Tricycle along with many other resources from some of...
04/22/2020
Visit Chicago’s Brightest & Best Cultural Gems. . . Virtually!

Have you checked out our at-home activities? They’re listed in Red Tricycle along with many other resources from some of Chicago’s great museums! If you like what you see, give it a share so your friends and family can enjoy too.

Chicago’s best museums make visits possible even when you’re snug as a bug at home.

04/21/2020

It’s time for another Instagram Live interview! This time we’re excited to welcome Regina Orozco, one of the brilliant women who was going to join us at the 2020 Sor Juana Festival. Listen in on Wednesday, April 22nd at 8:00 pm on Instagram: @explorenmma and learn all about Orozco’s musical career that combines cabaret with classic Mexican songs. See you on Instagram!

Have you checked out our youth initiative, @Yollocalli Arts Reach? They have tons of ideas to keep young people entertai...
04/20/2020
Wellness Resources

Have you checked out our youth initiative, @Yollocalli Arts Reach? They have tons of ideas to keep young people entertained and busy. They also provide important resources like this Wellness Guide that includes everything from mental health information to voting and immigration rights. https://issuu.com/yollocalli/docs/01-cover

Resources for young people. Everything from sexual and mental health, to voting rights and immigration. Brought to you with love by Yollocalli Arts Reach.

04/19/2020
Casa Propia

From the comfort of your own home, join Aguijón Theater on Vimeo for their recorded performance of Casa Propia by Dolores Prida! This 2018 alum of the Chicago International Theater Festival, follows Olga and her tireless quest for her American Dream. Don't miss your chance to see this amazing, lighthearted and poignant production!

By|De: Dolores Prida Dir: Sándor Menéndez Con|Starring: Ana Santos-Sánchez, Raúl Durán, Nydia Castillo, Vanessa García,…

04/19/2020
Instagram Live w Geo Meneses.

We’re having an Instagram Live interview with Geo Meneses on Monday, April 20 at 3:00 pm CST! Join us for a conversation with this unique singer, who was going to join us as part of the 2020 Sor Juana Festival. Learn all about her Oaxacan roots and how it has inspired her to make a variety of music in genres like huapango, boleros, and much more! Be sure to follow us on Instagram: @explorenmma and tune in on Monday afternoon! #nmmart #MuseumFromHome #MexicanArt

It’s Saturday! Join Yollocalli Arts Reach on the air on Lumpen Radio, 105.5 FM and online. Tune in from 12:00 – 2:00 pm ...
04/18/2020

It’s Saturday! Join Yollocalli Arts Reach on the air on Lumpen Radio, 105.5 FM and online. Tune in from 12:00 – 2:00 pm to hear updates from the Yollo teens on community issues, pop culture, and latest trends. http://lumpenradio.com/

We can’t wait to open our doors and welcome you back into our galleries. Help us ensure a bright future for the Museum. ...
04/17/2020

We can’t wait to open our doors and welcome you back into our galleries. Help us ensure a bright future for the Museum. As a nonprofit arts organization, the contributions of our generous supporters, large and small, make it possible for the National Museum of Mexican Art to continue presenting the community with the very best of Mexican art and culture. If you’re able, make a tax-deductible donation of any amount to the National Museum of Mexican Art. https://co.clickandpledge.com/advanced/default.aspx?wid=115100

This week, NMMA e-newsletter subscribers heard from our President and Founder, Carlos Tortolero. Read his note here and ...
04/17/2020
A Note from NMMA President, Carlos Tortolero

This week, NMMA e-newsletter subscribers heard from our President and Founder, Carlos Tortolero. Read his note here and sign up to receive future updates from the Museum!

Our coloring sheets and at-home activities are a big hit with little ones! Visit our website and explore more activity s...
04/17/2020

Our coloring sheets and at-home activities are a big hit with little ones! Visit our website and explore more activity sheets, DIY tutorials, and much more! https://bit.ly/AtHomewNMMA

Happy Birthday to Selena from the National Museum of Mexican Art! The queen of Tejano music would have been 49 today and...
04/16/2020

Happy Birthday to Selena from the National Museum of Mexican Art! The queen of Tejano music would have been 49 today and her vibrant music continues to leave a lasting impression on her fans. This is one of many photographs of Selena we are lucky to have in our Permanent Collection database. You can see more of the photographer's work here: https://www.alrendon.com/.

Image: Al Rendon, Selena in Purple, image captured in 1993 / printed in 2015, digital print from 2 1/4" x 2 1/4 color transparency, 27 7/8" x 17" (paper size), National Museum of Mexican Art Permanent Collection, 2016.25, Gift of Liz and Al Rendon

http://www.lawndalenews.com/2020/03/at-home-with-the-national-museum-of-mexican-art/Mexican art is at the core of what w...
04/16/2020
Chicago Hispanic Newspaper, Lawndale News, Hispanic Bilingual Newspapers, Su Noticiero Bilingue » At Home with the National Museum of Mexican Art

http://www.lawndalenews.com/2020/03/at-home-with-the-national-museum-of-mexican-art/
Mexican art is at the core of what we do. While the NMMA is temporarily closed and our galleries are quiet, our staff is finding creative ways to stay busy and entertained. Staff interests are as diverse as the Mexican art we collect and present at the Museum and we are pleased to share their ideas with you. Check out this roundup of activities in Lawndale News!

Do you know an adult that is 55+ with a creative spirit? We’re excited to announce our new online class, Viva la Vida E-...
04/15/2020

Do you know an adult that is 55+ with a creative spirit? We’re excited to announce our new online class, Viva la Vida E-Learning, a weekly art workshop on Zoom. Participants will learn all about drawing, collage, and lots of other creative techniques. The class is on Fridays from 2:00 – 3:00 pm, beginning April 17th. All materials used in this workshop are easily available in most homes. Sign up today by emailing Gabriela Rodriguez: [email protected]. We look forward to seeing you in the virtual classroom!

We may be staying indoors, but that doesn’t mean we can’t enjoy public art together! Check out this Yollocalli Arts Reac...
04/15/2020

We may be staying indoors, but that doesn’t mean we can’t enjoy public art together! Check out this Yollocalli Arts Reach Mural Guide, which illustrates their history of making murals and public art in Chicago for more than 20 years: https://issuu.com/yollocalli/docs/yollocali_2017_mural_zine

04/15/2020
Microsoft Forms

El Departamento de Comercio y Oportunidad Económica (DCEO) tendrá un seminario web (webinar) en español el jueves, 16 de abril a la 1:00 pm para explicar los recursos disponibles para aquellos negocios pequeños impactados por el coronavirus. Para registrarse visite https://bit.ly/2V6THyz.

We’re interviewing San Cha on Instagram Live Wednesday, April 15 at 8:00 pm CST! Join us for a conversation with the LA-...
04/14/2020

We’re interviewing San Cha on Instagram Live Wednesday, April 15 at 8:00 pm CST! Join us for a conversation with the LA-based singer, who was going to join us as part of the 2020 Sor Juana Festival. Fans of cumbia, bolero and punk will love learning about San Cha’s emotional renditions of traditional Mexican rancheras and original songs that evoke queer conventions of identity, power and love. Be sure to follow us on Instagram: @explorenmma and tune in on Wednesday night! #nmmart #MuseumFromHome #MexicanArt

04/14/2020
Adláteres and the Unexpected Journey: works by Carmen Chami

The opening of Adláteres and the Unexpected Journey: Works by Carmen Chami has been postponed and we look forward to sharing the work of this artist with you when the Museum re-opens! Her artwork explores unintended journeys whether voluntary or out of necessity. Enjoy this peek at some of the pieces that will be in the exhibition!

Through her extensive understanding of Mexican Baroque painting and figurative style, Carmen Chami (b.1974, Mexico City) creates artwork that reveals uninten...

The Museum’s Auxiliary Board is currently accepting applications! The Auxiliary Board engages young professionals in the...
04/13/2020

The Museum’s Auxiliary Board is currently accepting applications! The Auxiliary Board engages young professionals in the work of the museum by raising funds and awareness. Their flagship event is the annual Día de los Muertos: Love Never Dies Ball. Our Auxiliary Board includes members with diverse professional backgrounds including corporate, government and nonprofit sectors. If you have skills to contribute, consider applying! The deadline has been updated to Friday, May 8th. Visit http://nationalmuseumofmexicanart.org/content/auxiliary-board for more information and how to apply. #nmmart

04/12/2020

How is NMMA staff keeping busy while self-distancing? Permanent Collection Curator, Rebecca Meyers shares some insight behind Surrounding Kahlo: Works from the Permanent Collection. We can’t wait to share many wonderful pieces from our Permanent Collection that feature materials that have been inspired by Kahlo and pieces that are reminiscent of those she would have surrounded herself with. Check out this video to learn more about the sections of the exhibition and the artists featured. #nmmart #MuseumFromHome #MexicanArt #FridaKahlo

Cabin fever can be real. Lucky for you Chicago offers plenty to explore online! Check out this great list of things to d...
04/11/2020
Virtual Exhibits You Can Tour During Shelter-in-Place

Cabin fever can be real. Lucky for you Chicago offers plenty to explore online! Check out this great list of things to do while you stay-at-home. You’ll see our virtual tour listed here! #nmmart #MuseumFromHome #MexicanArt

Museums and galleries may be shuttered, but some are offering digital back doors into their collections.

The National Museum of Mexican Art needs our community now more than ever. Become a member today and help ensure a vibra...
04/10/2020

The National Museum of Mexican Art needs our community now more than ever. Become a member today and help ensure a vibrant future for the Museum. Our membership levels include private exhibition tours, gift shop discounts, and more. Becoming a member is just one way you can support us during this temporary closure. http://nationalmuseumofmexicanart.org/content/become-member-0 #nmmart

04/09/2020
Desde museos hasta iglesias: Residentes de Illinois siguen sus vidas de forma virtual

En estos días de cuarentena el museo sigue sirviendo la comunidad virtualmente. ¿Han visto las actividades y paseos virtuales en nuestro sitio de internet? ¡Hay un poco de todo para niños y adultos! Aquí lo explica mejor nuestro director de educación, Antonio Pazaran. Pueden encontrar una lista de actividades aquí: https://bit.ly/AtHomewNMMA #nmmart #nmmaedu

El estado de Illinois fue uno de los primeros en implementar restricciones para evitar propagación del coronavirus y los residentes usan la tecnología como un aliado para seguir con su día cotidiana.

We are thankful to everyone who has shown their support and understanding during this unprecedented time. We’ve received...
04/09/2020

We are thankful to everyone who has shown their support and understanding during this unprecedented time. We’ve received heartwarming messages that remind us that we are truly in this together. As a nonprofit arts organization, we depend on the generosity of donors and members every day. Therefore, we are asking for your support. If you are able, make a tax-deductible donation of any amount to the National Museum of Mexican Art and help ensure a bright future for Mexican art and culture. https://co.clickandpledge.com/advanced/default.aspx?wid=115100 #nmmart #MexicanArt

Unfortunately our Instagram Live interview with Geo Meneses is postponed for a later time. We apologize for the inconven...
04/08/2020

Unfortunately our Instagram Live interview with Geo Meneses is postponed for a later time. We apologize for the inconvenience. We will update you when it is rescheduled.

*UPDATE* OUR IG LIVE INTERVIEW W Geo Meneses IS POSTPONED FOR A LATER TIME. Our apologies. We’ll update you when it is rescheduled.

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Hey guys! The National Museum of Mexican Art is hosting a Watch Party for Jesus Ramos right now! Join it!
Love this museum
I was hoping you guys could help me identify a painting that I found in a small town in Texas?
While we are all pretty much confined during the foreseeable immediate future, I would like to reach out to someone who might be able to help me identify 2 pieces of art that I believe to be paintings. Thanks!
Congratulations to the National Museum of Mexican Art for being the #2 free museum in the US. Thanks to all in my Facebook group for voting and voting away. Enjoy our beautiful museum and the upcoming Sor Juana and Frida Kahlo events. Come visit! Gracias.
Selling for a friend. Does anyone know what they’re worth?? They’re hand carved from the Manuel Jimenez
Hi there, I have a number of pieces from the artist Manuel Jimenez including three wise men, donkey and foal, a bull, a skunk, a pig, etc. Please let me know if you are interested. My email is [email protected]
Hi there, I have a number of pieces from the artist Manuel Jimenez including three wise men, donkey and foal, a bull, a skunk, a pig, etc. Please let me know if you are interested.
Deberían de invitar a este artista para que pueda exponer sus esculturas maravillosas.
Hello...I am from a small rural community in Western Pennsylvania...I came across this photograph at a small auction and I just had to have it...I did a little research on the photographer Hugo Brehme but additional information is hard to come by...if anyone could tell me anything more about it, I would appreciate it...there are many images of his work on the internet but I’ve only seen this one once contained in a chat group that speaks Spanish and sadly, cannot translate
Will the museum by open on New Year’s Day?