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National Museum of Mexican Art

Neighborhood: Pilsen
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Address: 1852 West 19th Street, Chicago, IL 60608
Phone Number: 312 738 1503
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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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On a recent trip to Chicago, I set out to learn more about the culture of the city and its people, outside of the general touristy areas. This museum was an excellent start on... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 17, 2015
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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

I am really disappointed, its small and it didn't have any interesting stuff. Besides couple pictures I was surprised its not too much about real old Mexican history...unless I was only able to see the modern room? Did I missed the old art?

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Delray Beach, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

The museum is free to the public, but much of the art reminded me of graffiti. I am open to learning about different cultures; however, I found a Mexican clothing store not far from the museum which was more culturally enlightening.

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New York City, New York
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13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

On a recent trip to Chicago, I set out to learn more about the culture of the city and its people, outside of the general touristy areas. This museum was an excellent start on that journey. When I attended there was an amazing exhibit based on the concept of Sandra Cisnero's "House on Mango Street". I learned so much and... More 

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East Moline, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Its good. Photography and video taping is not allowed.There are different types of art. It's small enough not to get bored or feel brain drain. It is friendly and inviting. Beautiful art.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

This museum has very interesting artworks. It is free every day. They have a gift shop with cool little things.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 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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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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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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Additional Information about National Museum of Mexican Art

Address: 1852 West 19th Street, Chicago, IL 60608
Phone Number: 312 738 1503
Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Pilsen
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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