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National Museum of Mexican Art

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Neighborhood: Pilsen
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Address: 1852 W 19th St, Chicago, IL 60608-2706
Phone Number: 312 738 1503
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

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 Little Place

I was surprised about the collection here and the quality of the work by Mexican Artists and Local ones as well. Well worth my time and visit!! Would come back again

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Springfield, Illinois
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Springfield, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I was surprised about the collection here and the quality of the work by Mexican Artists and Local ones as well. Well worth my time and visit!! Would come back again

Thank Clevlander
Chicago, IL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I make frequent visits to this museum. It's fairly easy to find parking near by. Besides having great exhibits that have educated me over the years, there is a fabulous gift shop. Every year, they host a large exhibit for, 'Day of the Dead'. Don't miss it if you have any interest in Mexican art/culture.

Thank LynneinChgo
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Living in Texas, where we do not have a museum this size solely dedicated to Mexican art, I loved this museum! They had 4 exhibits at the time we went ranging from Photographs to prints to mixed media. The train drops you off about a block away from it. Gift shop also had some nice things

Thank belHouston
Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

First visit, totally worth it! Plus it's free. Great gift shop too. The special screen print exhibit is well organized. Main museum is quality as well. Be sure to walk around to see outside murals in the neighborhood too.

Thank AdventurerJudy
Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A very beautiful collection of works, it's mostly contemporary which was ok with me. The museum is easy to find, clean, well lit, colorful and the docents are very helpful. It's just the right size for families with kids. I think everyone will connect with a piece in the collection. We arrived in the afternoon so unfortunately didn't have a... More 

Thank rxmomrx
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Not my thing. Was hoping for traditional mexican art but very little of it is exhibited. It's all contemporary art dealing with cliche themes of identity and assimilation.

Thank eilonmorav
Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

Our local friend insisted on taking us to Pilsen and although I'm not a big museum goer I thoroughly enjoyed this exhibit. I not only saw a lot of different art, but learned a lot as well. Plus, the exhibit is free, but donations are encouraged!

Thank Karen S
Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016

A great place to visit. It explores the inter relatedness of the the two countries. It provides an insight into the culture of these people in the their adopted country.

Thank C W
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016

This is a beautiful free museum - it is very clean and quiet, such a relaxing experience with beautiful art to enjoy and a wonderful gift shop.

Thank eec317
San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016

Easy to get to from Downtown by taking the Pink line on metro. The rotating exhibits were great! The topics were diverse and the descriptions were bilingual and informative. Admittance is free and their gift shop features a lot of Chicano owned brands/businesses. The museum is a great starting point to get to know the Pilsen neighborhood!

Thank Adriana H

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