Off the beaten path. I would plan to spend 1-1 1/2 hours there. The staff is really friendly and the art is so unique.
I travelled to 16 cities around the US on my trip and visited many art galleries and museums and this was one of my favourites. I am SO glad I decided to take a day trip to Pilsen and this museum. I enjoyed Pilsen so much that I had to spend another day wandering around there before I left Chicago.... More
One of the best museums I've been to. Powerful art that is incredibly well curated. This is a quiet gem in the Pilsen area that is always a memorable experience for me when I visit.
My daughter and I visited the museum during our recent trip to Chicago. First class exhibits! Really enjoyed the Galleria Sin Fronteras exhibit, an outstanding social and political feature- Appreciated the richness of exploration of Mexican history. Took a cab there mostly because we had no idea where we were going but found subway easily accessible to get back into... More
I can not believe that I grew up in this city and did not see this before. I am definitley coming back again, at least for the amazing pieces in the gift shop.
If you make the effort to visit this Museum, your effort will certainly be rewarded. You will need to set aside at least two hours or you may be disappointed because you were unable to see it all. If you are an Artist or Art Lover, you are going to love this place. You will be able to view a... More
We included this Museum in our visit to Pilsen. From the Pink line stop on Damen, take 19th street going east (then go north to 18th and come back; on 18th you will find plenty of authentic mexican eateries, including Nuevo Leon, unpretentious but good). The Museum is small and in 40 minutes we were done. It took us 40... More
If you’re the type of traveler who wants off the beaten path, or is looking to explore a Chicago neighborhood, this is a great starting point. The Museum had artwork you will not see in any of the museums off Lake Shore Drive and it’s free. Although after seeing the exhibits you will appreciate that donations are accepted. The staff... More
Great place, plus an opportunity to explore the Pilsen neighborhood. If you're an outsider to Mexican-American culture you will learn a tremendous amount about history, tradition and contemporary issues. Great helpful staff anxious to answer questions and a museum shop worth shopping in. Take a break and walk and go have coffee at the Jumping Bean a half mile away.
Nice little museum, plus it is free and tries to help local hispanic artists. The Dia de los Muertos exhibit was the most interesting - the graffiti one was rather uninteresting, though, with all this self-centered nonsense. Shop has a very good selection of handmade folk art (great gifts, good range of prices). Thanks to the Dia de los Muertos/... More
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