National Museum of Mexican Art, Chicago

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  • What a great hidden gem, if you find one piece you like in a gallery then it’s a great place, not everyone will enjoy everything but there’s always something. Very well laid out and the people there h...  more »
  • This is a very nice Mexican art museum located in the Pilsen neighborhood. The museum is free but donations are excepted. There's lots of really nice Mexican art, some old some new. There's a gift sho...  more »
  • This is an excellent museum of Mexican Art. Located in the heart of Pilsen you can combine an excellent visit to the museum with great mexican food nearby. The best time to visit if for the Dia de mue...  more »
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  • This place is super cool. I was there for the Day of the Dead exhibit and found the variations of displays from various regions of Mexico to be super interesting. Our guide was well versed in the various regions and was able to add information on not just "what" but also "why" things were done in certain ways. Recommended.
  • One of the best museums I've been to. The galleries told a compelling story that the art pieces illustrated. It's not too big, just 4 galleries total, but I feel like I learned so much about Mexican identities and the Mexican American experience.
  • Went as a chaperone on my kids field trip. The art is beautiful and very evocative. Most of it speaks for itself in conveying the many facets of the Mexican experience particularly in regards to the relationship between our two countries. Currently the exhibit for Day of the Dead is on display and it's both moving and educational as well as eye opening. I would give it one more star if they had a room for kids/visitors to eat in as the facilities are limited and you need to go somewhere else for that. On the other hand, they have multiple bathrooms so it was ideal for a school outing. I am not Mexican but I feel I might want to return in a year and see what new exhibitions are on display:)
  • Fantastic museum. A beautiful space with great exhibitions and lovely staff. And a great gift shop! The woman at the front desk also gave us a recommendation for a nearby restaurant that was great.
  • Really cool exhibition and it's for free. I really would recommend it and please make a donation it is worth it

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