The National Museum of Mexican Art in Chicago showcases 3,000 years of creativity from both sides of the Mexican border, connecting visitors to the diversity of Mexican art and culture. Works from the museum’s 10,000-piece permanent collection are exhibited in four welcoming bilingual galleries, and the museum’s location in the vibrant Pilsen neighborhood allows for a total immersion in the richness of Mexico’s culture.
Placemaking & Landmarks: The Creation of Mexican Spaces in la Dieciocho (Pilsen)
August 29–January 28, 2018
Drawing from the museum's permanent collection as well as local Chicago photographic archives, the exhibition Structures & Spaces will highlight the advent and development of structures and spaces within the Mexican communities in the metropolitan Chicago area. Mexican culture is one that has no borders and is found wherever Mexican communities reside. By featuring significant aspects in culture, the exhibition will focus on early structures and spaces devoted to spiritual practices, popular culture, sports, commerce, education and social services.