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National Museum of Mexican Art

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Address: 1852 West 19th Street, Chicago, IL 60608
Phone Number: 312 738 1503
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
Description: Enjoy one of the country's largest collections of Mexican art and culture...
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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I love this museum

A great museum with a wonderful gift shop. It's small and you have to drive there but it's free and has a great collection. They had more folk art on a previous visit but they... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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208 reviews 208 reviews
38 attraction reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

A great museum with a wonderful gift shop. It's small and you have to drive there but it's free and has a great collection. They had more folk art on a previous visit but they still had wonderful things this time. Very educational and enjoyable.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 via mobile

Kudos to the curator! Learn about artists I don't often see or hear of in the city of Miami. Truly enjoyed this experience.

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Chicago, Illinois
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43 reviews 43 reviews
3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Haven't been here in some years so because I was babysitting for the whole day, thought it'd be nice to bring the kids with me. The museum is free, but I'd recommend making a donation to the museum. Their exhibits are small but they have so much to share. I'd go online and see a timeline of different events they... More 

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Holland, Michigan
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

We saw a nice exhibit about Day of the Dead, and a few general exhibits. The gift store is a fun walk-through too.

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London, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

We made a bit of a pilgrimage to get here as its right off the beaten path in relation to most of the tourist attractions in Chicago. Saw the highlight, the Day of the Dead exhibition amongst others in this small museum and was blown away. One particular exhibit about Ignacio, a museum employee,who died at only 57 years old... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Visiting the nationally recognized and community focused National Museum of Mexican Art was a great experience on Dia de los Muertos, November 1st, 2014. I was especially interested in the Museums focus on local artists. Hector Duarte was represented there with an installation work focusing on the disappearance of the 43 students from Ayotzinapa College in Mexico.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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65 reviews 65 reviews
39 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

I had heard that this museum was part of Chicago's "off the beaten path" best, and I wanted a more local counterpoint to the Art Institute and MCA. This was all of those things and more! The exhibits are so thoughtfully curated, and the descriptions next to each work are much more in-depth and meaningful than what is at many... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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53 reviews 53 reviews
17 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

This museum is small but is packed with a great assortment of displays. Best part about this place, it's free and there is street parking! If you are in the area don't miss out on this gem. I highly recommend visiting if you have an hour to kill.

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Toronto, Canada
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38 reviews 38 reviews
16 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Visited in Sept 2014, two of the 4 exhibits were closed in preparation for the day of the dead in October. It is a very small museum, but it is FREE!!!! and you can't go wrong with free. Local as well as international art on display, really cute gift shop. Not too far from the city centre, although it is... More 

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San Francisco, California
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49 attraction reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

If you are interested in Mexican arts, particularly about Mexican experiences in the U.S. then go see the displays. I love it! It's free and easy to get to. Take the metro Pink line to 18th street station. The Museum is a few blocks away on 19th street. It is closed on Mondays.

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