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National Museum of Mexican Art
Type: Art Museums, Museums
The most popular exhibit every year at The National Museum of Mexican Art is the Day of the Dead display that dazzles adults and kids with gleaming altars, whimsical sugar skull sculptures and vivid... Read More
The most popular exhibit every year at The National Museum of Mexican Art is the Day of the Dead display that dazzles adults and kids with gleaming altars, whimsical sugar skull sculptures and vivid art in various media all celebrating the dearly departed in weird, wonderful ways that are rarely grim. But wait- there's more! The accredited museum in Pilsen opens up Latino life and history via art all year long. The permanent collection, 10,000 objects strong, includes folk art, ephemera, sculpture, textiles and drawings. Live performances are regularly scheduled and the center hosts special events throughout the year. After visiting the Museum, opt to have some authentic Mexican food nearby since Pilsen is home to many Mexican restaurants and bakeries.
1852 W 19th St
Chicago, IL 60608
- Tue-Sun 10am-5pm
- Free; Donations Appreciated
- Free Things to Do: "There are dozens of inexpensive taquerias nearby but if you like pork, a stop at Carnitas Uruapan is a must - authentic street food that's cheap and delicious."
- Best for Free Things to Do Because: National Museum of Mexican Art houses more than 10,000 objects and its permanent collection is one of the largest of Mexican art in the country.