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National Museum of Mexican Art

1852 West 19th Street, Chicago, IL 60608-2706
+1 312-738-1503
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Showcase of Mexican and Mexican-American Art

This museum does a great job of showcasing Mexican and Mexican-American art. The galleries show... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Chicago, Illinois
via mobile
Great art in a small setting

This is a small but wonderfully curated museum. They were celebrating 30 year anniversary, so there... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
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Enjoy one of the country's largest collections of Mexican art and culture, including a vibrant textile collection including indigenous outfits and weavings, folk art including masks and Día de los Muertos artifacts and ephemera documenting the Chicano Movement. Open daily 10am-5pm, closed Mondays.
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  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
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1852 West 19th Street, Chicago, IL 60608-2706
+1 312-738-1503
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This museum does a great job of showcasing Mexican and Mexican-American art. The galleries show very early art of Mexico (pottery, carvings, etc), working up through art of the Chicano civil rights movement and all the way to contemporary art of today. The galleries show...More

Thank texanchi
Reviewed 6 days ago

This is a small but wonderfully curated museum. They were celebrating 30 year anniversary, so there was a best of exhibit. Well worth the trip, you can get there easily from the loop riding the Pink line.

Thank RusPat_704
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very interesting exhibits. Entrance in free, but donations are gladly accepted. The staff is courteous and knowledgeable about the art work. Looking forward to visiting again for special exhibits!

Thank Heather B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I decided to go to this museum because we've been many times to Chicago and want to just try something different. From the moment we walked in we were greeted cheerfully. I had no idea about the quality of art I would...More

Thank Roberta C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to the museum. It is free for everyone. The displays were well laid out with different themes for each hall. We learned much more relating to the Mexican culture. The artwork was various styles and the signage describing the art...More

Thank Diane K
Reviewed 10 July 2017

Great collection of art from Aztec artifacts to the latest works. Well laid out in 4 halls. 2 were of specific featured artists, then the main permanent collection, and finally some contemporary works. A great cross section of artists and styles so there is something...More

Thank Mike O
Reviewed 10 July 2017

With free admission, there really is no reason you shouldn't go to this museum! This museum is filled with beautiful art- both old and new. Even the gift shop is worth spending a good chunk of time in!

Thank meganisahippie
Reviewed 11 June 2017 via mobile

This was a great follow up to the Justice Conference. The artwork helped me to understand the history and identity formation of Mexican people. Be sure to read the information signs, not just look at the artwork alone.

Thank Tere T
Reviewed 10 June 2017 via mobile

Beautiful, funny, ironic and engaging Mexican and Mexican-American artwork, with some permanent and some rotating exhibits. Pleasantly surprised by the free admission. Street parking but not difficult to find. Many memorable pieces of art. All signs in Spanish and English.

Thank mvanaustin
Reviewed 30 May 2017 via mobile

This museum features art and cultural history of Mexico and Mexican Americans. Exhibits temporary and permanent are all laid out well. Not a huge building can be covered pretty well in an hour. Gift shop is a gem loaded with interesting and affordable items. Located...More

Thank Jeff C
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29 July 2017|
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Response from GUstariz | Reviewed this property |
There is street parking in front of the entrance, and in many surrounding streets. i went on a weekend, it was free.