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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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What a treat!

My husband and I decided to go to this museum because we've been many times to Chicago and want to... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Roberta C
via mobile
Art that is enlightning

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to the museum. It is free for everyone. The displays were well... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Diane K
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Chicago, Illinois
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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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  • Very good25%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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1852 West 19th Street, Chicago, IL 60608-2706
Pilsen
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Reviewed 5 days 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 1 week 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 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 29 May 2017

We were in the Pilsen area for a festival and decided to visit the museum before we left the area. The permanent exhibit features wonderful art, and the temporary exhibits are thought-provoking. Very well-curated museum. Plus, it is free!

Thank Natalie B
Reviewed 29 May 2017

Be sure to get directions to this museum because we had a little trouble finding it. Having done so, we absolutely loved what we saw there. In addition to exploring Mexicanidad in much of its complexity by way of historical artifacts, the museum focuses specifically...More

Thank Cheryl H
Reviewed 2 May 2017

We have visited Chicago many times over the years. I have been in all of the major museums and taken in most of the major attractions Chicago has to offer. A recent visit had us planning a visit to the Lagunitas Brewery for lunch. Looking...More

Thank Sean B
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