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National Museum of Mexican Art

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Neighbourhood: Pilsen
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Address: 1852 West 19th Street, Chicago, IL 60608-2706
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+1 312-738-1503
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Tue - Sun 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
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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 1.5 hours

A great museum. Very well curated and displayed. FREE! Traditional, modern, politically active art. Next door to a park if you need to play afterwards.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Laura E
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Rochester, Minnesota, United States
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Rochester, Minnesota, United States
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A great museum. Very well curated and displayed. FREE! Traditional, modern, politically active art. Next door to a park if you need to play afterwards.

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Providence, Rhode Island
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is an out of the way museum for your average tourist, but it is a hidden gem and it is FREE! The exhibits rotate, so there is always something new to see.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It's not kids friendly. You will learn about the culture through the art point of view. Free admissions and parking. Self service.... no tours

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Anderson, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Did I mention it's free? It is. This place is completely worth your time. The art is beautiful, and truly teaches you about Mexican culture.

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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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Reviewed 18 March 2017

Going to the Mexican Fine Arts museum every year for the Day of the Dead celebration has become something we enjoy and look forwards to. The museum has some amazing pieces in their permanent exhibitions but Day of the dead is so special to us. The museum organizes the largest outdoor display of Day of the Dead altars in USA.... More 

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Thank RiverCoatl
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Reviewed 18 February 2017

This is a great little museum, with very interesting collections. We visited in October, and they had a great Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) exhibit. One of the coolest gift shops that I have seen.

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Fairfax, Virginia
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Reviewed 15 November 2016

We had gone on a weekend and spent a lot of time in the special exhibition for the Night of the Dead - commemorated in Mexico with memories, images and articles of people who have passed on. On that day, the offerings are placed in an offerenda and prayers are offered for the dead. The exhibit was packed and showcased... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed 9 November 2016

Chicago has a number of small museums that get overshadowed by the large, well known ones. This is so worth the trip to the Pilsen area. Beautiful museum, nicely organized, and easy to experience. We were there during the Day of the Dead exhibit, which was truly moving. The staff were pleasant and helpful. The gift shop is stocked with... More 

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Thank Beverly T
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Reviewed 27 October 2016

This museum is one of my go-to places in Chicago, especially around Day of the Dead. Their special annual exhibit of Ofrendas (Altars) is worth a visit every year. The permanent collection is spectacular and the Gift Shop is one of the best collections of Mexican artisan crafts in the country. If you love Mexico, you'll love this museum.

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Skokie, Illinois
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Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

We took our 8 year old grand-daughter for the exhibit called Journey of the Soul in celebration of Dia De Los Muertos. It is a very nice exhibit honoring a few special people along with the holiday itself. Also on hand were artists showing and selling some extraordinary art & crafts. Our little one went along with the us but... More 

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