National Museum of Mexican Art

Type: Art Museums, Museums

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Free Things to Do: 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.

Museums: This accredited museum in the Pilsen area is dedicated to preserving and facilitating knowledge about Latino life and history. Exhibits focus on Mexican culture as it's represented in the US and in Mexico, and the permanent collection includes folk art, ephemera, sculpture, textiles and drawings. Performing arts are also featured and the center hosts special events throughout the year to advance the museum's objectives. The Museum proudly houses more than 7,000 objects and its permanent collection is one of the largest of Mexican art in the country. After visiting the Museum, opt to have some authentic Mexican food nearby since Pilsen in loaded with great Mexican restaurants and bakeries.

Attractions near UIC Pavilion: The National Museum of Mexican Art in Chicago's Pilsen neighborhood is home to more than 7,000 objects and its permanent collection is one of the largest of Mexican art in the country. The accredited museum is dedicated to preserving and facilitating knowledge about Latino life and history. Exhibits focus on Mexican culture as it's represented in the US and in Mexico, and the permanent collection includes folk art, ephemera, sculpture, textiles and drawings. Performing arts are also featured, and the center hosts special events throughout the year to advance the museum's objectives. Admission is free to everyone throughout the year and the Museum is located within a thriving Latino community so be sure to visit one of the nearby restaurants for authentic fare after viewing the exhibits.


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1852 W 19th St
Chicago, IL 60608

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312-738-1503


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Expert Tips by Jacky Runice

Chicago Local Expert

Free Things to Do: "Admission is free to everyone throughout the year."

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.

Expert Tips by Megy Karydes

Chicago Local Expert

Museums, Attractions near UIC Pavilion: "Admission is free to everyone throughout the year."

Best for Museums, Attractions near UIC Pavilion Because: National Museum of Mexican Art houses more than 7,000 objects and its permanent collection is one of the largest of Mexican art in the country.

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