National Museum of Mexican Art, Chicago

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#12 of 42 in Museums in Chicago
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  • Worth the trip out of downtown. Great little museum. Super clean and easy access. The art was beautiful and thought provoking. Would recommend to anyone.  more »
  • 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 »
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  • I came to the museum based on recommendation and to check it out for a field trip. Everything the reviews say, is true. The museum is incredible. I loved the temporary exhibit and felt that even middle school students could relate to the meaning and inspiration behind Luis Tapia's sculptures. While reading the reviews, I discovered that they had Day of the Dead events in late October. I cannot wait to come back to experience that with my sons another day.
  • Great stop near the El in Pilsen district. Ask for an explanation of the giant beadwork mural in the second room. Did I mention, free admission. Great Latin eats in the area also. Interesting gift shop.
  • One of my best memories from my time in Chicago. Easy to get too by public transit or Divvy bike. I enjoyed all the exhibits.
  • 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.
  • 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:)
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