National Museum of Mexican Art, Chicago

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The National Museum of Mexican Art (Formerly known as the Mexican Fine Arts Center Museum) is a museum which features Mexican, Latino, and Chicano art and culture. The museum was founded in 1982 by Carlos Tortolero and Helen Valdez. Located in the Pilsen neighborhood of Chicago, Illinois, the current building in Harrison Park opened on March 27, 1987. The museum is the only Latino museum accredited by the American Alliance of Museums. The mission of the museum is to display Mexican culture as one sin fronteras (without borders). The museum describes itself as the largest Latino cultural institution in America.
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  • A must for locals and visitors who love regional artists. You can also take in the murals in the Pilsen neighborhood and authentic Mexican breakfast or lunch in this neighborhood.  more »
  • I saw a video on YouTube of what the National Museum of Mexican Art is, and as a Mexican I am very proud that they keep our roots in other countries like this, it seems to me that it is a space that.....  more »
  • Cool little spot for art. There's a pretty dark section that I didn't like but maybe I just didn't get the big picture behind that specific art. Over all a good place to visit. One of the staff members got a little snappy on us because weren't wearing our backpacks in front of us.....but everyone else was friendly.
  • It's a beautiful museum that discusses and shows the beauty and story of Mexican culture. Came here on a field trip and had a tour guide walk us though the art. It's very colorful, the exhibits are eye catching, and you'll leave with a little bit more knowledge. Just know that you're not allowed food or drink inside, for obvious reasons.

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