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National Museum of Mexican Art

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Really neat place

Terrific museum. Free and well presented. Not so much on display that you can't take it all in... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Lynn B
via mobile
Exceptional and a Living Museum

I was here for Arte Diseño Xicágo this past May and the activities and presentations demonstrate... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Gerald W
Frankfort, Michigan
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Enjoy one of the country's largest collections of Mexican art and culture, including a vibrant textile collection including indigenous outfits and weavings, folk art including masks and Día de los Muertos artifacts and ephemera documenting the...more
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1852 W 19th St, Chicago, IL 60608-2706
+1 312-738-1503
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Terrific museum. Free and well presented. Not so much on display that you can't take it all in. Really interesting political art section. Very current display on the controversy in the neighborhood over gentrification. Well worth your time. We were there about 40 minutes. If...More

Thank Lynn B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was here for Arte Diseño Xicágo this past May and the activities and presentations demonstrate that the museum not only provides exceptionally well curated exhibits, it also is a living part of the community. Throughout the exhibits one may trace the idioms of the...More

Thank Gerald W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

For a "national museum" it is pretty small. I recommend going in October/November for their Dia de los Muertos exhibits.

Thank M B
Reviewed 10 June 2018 via mobile

This is a museum you should visit while walking around in Pilsen. Such a nice musem with free entrance. There were 3 exhibitions while we were visiting and all had great pieces of art and paintings. Probably 1hour visit is ok.

1  Thank Josien_Dennis
Reviewed 28 May 2018

This is a small museum set in a city park in part of the Mexican American neighborhood on the near south side. You can get to it easily from downtown Chicago. Currently there is an absolutely terrific exhibit called "Design Chicago" which highlights the contributions...More

1  Thank jimtons
Reviewed 9 May 2018

If you are a lover of art, your soul will be touched in this museum. Thought-provoking, informative, historical, modern, relevant pieces keep you moving from one piece to the next with eagerness. If you are not an art museum fan, here's the thing. It's free,...More

Thank Olivia B
Reviewed 19 April 2018

This museum is wonderful. It has a nice little collection of varied sorts of Mexican Art, placed into historical and cultural context in both Mexico, America, and Chicago. It is in the Pilsen neighborhood, right off of the train line, so it is easy to...More

1  Thank nancy p
Reviewed 8 April 2018

The National Museum of Mexican Art is home to one of the country’s largest Mexican art collections, including more than 9,000 art pieces from ancient Mexico to the present. There are 4 different spaces devoted to different types of Mexican art. Although I had many...More

1  Thank Mary Jo K
Reviewed 2 April 2018

This is the only national museum of Mexican art in the US and every time we are there we are inspired. Located in Pilsen, the heart of the Mexican American community in Chicago, the museum shows both local and US and Mexican artists. The permanent...More

1  Thank Marc A
Reviewed 26 March 2018 via mobile

Through the four galleries, one can see excellent examples of artistic expression covering political, social and cultural commentary. If you want to celebrate your Hispanic heritage or want to broaden your perspective if you are of a different background, this is the place to do...More

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Parking is free.... on the street. Sorry for my delay ..... I didn't realize I have a question