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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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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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Great museum

We stopped here as it was a part of our food tour to learn a bit more about the cultural side of the neighborhood we were exploring. Although it was a small museum, it provides... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
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Wisonsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

We stopped here as it was a part of our food tour to learn a bit more about the cultural side of the neighborhood we were exploring. Although it was a small museum, it provides their guests with fine examples of Mexican Art. We actually asked our tour guide if we could stay a bit longer than originally planned. Loved... More 

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Fairfax, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

We visited this museum on the recommendation of friends who had toured it earlier this year. The museum is small with a friendly and helpful staff. It contains very few pieces of art. We spent about an hour roaming through the exhibits. It was an OK attraction but is low on my list of places to visit in Chicago.

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Kitchener, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Great way to experience Mexican Art! It isn't a very big museum but it has some great things to look at! Worth it for sure!

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Chicago, Illinois
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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 9 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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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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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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