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National Museum of Mexican Art

1852 West 19th Street, Chicago, IL 60608-2706
+1 312-738-1503
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Nice museum

Fine museum, rather small but carefully curated. Exposed me to artists I hadn't known or seen... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Mark G
Slippery Rock, Pennsylvania
Nice and free!!

Enjoy this nice and free attraction in the heart of Pilsen neighborhood. Small place, rich... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Kelly M
Curitiba, PR
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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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  • Very good25%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
1852 West 19th Street, Chicago, IL 60608-2706
+1 312-738-1503
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Fine museum, rather small but carefully curated. Exposed me to artists I hadn't known or seen before. Allow yourself an hour, two at the most. Easily accessed on the pink line. Well worth a visit. Fun to see some young schoolkids really getting into their...More

Thank Mark G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoy this nice and free attraction in the heart of Pilsen neighborhood. Small place, rich exhibits. And don't forget to visit the murals outside the 18th subway station.

Thank Kelly M
Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

This museum does a great job of showcasing Mexican and Mexican-American art. The galleries show very early art of Mexico (pottery, carvings, etc), working up through art of the Chicano civil rights movement and all the way to contemporary art of today. The galleries show...More

Thank texanchi
Reviewed 10 August 2017

This is a small but wonderfully curated museum. They were celebrating 30 year anniversary, so there was a best of exhibit. Well worth the trip, you can get there easily from the loop riding the Pink line.

Thank RusPat_704
Reviewed 8 August 2017

Very interesting exhibits. Entrance in free, but donations are gladly accepted. The staff is courteous and knowledgeable about the art work. Looking forward to visiting again for special exhibits!

Thank Heather B
Reviewed 22 July 2017 via mobile

My husband and I decided to go to this museum because we've been many times to Chicago and want to just try something different. From the moment we walked in we were greeted cheerfully. I had no idea about the quality of art I would...More

Thank Roberta C
Reviewed 14 July 2017

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to the museum. It is free for everyone. The displays were well laid out with different themes for each hall. We learned much more relating to the Mexican culture. The artwork was various styles and the signage describing the art...More

Thank Diane K
Reviewed 10 July 2017

Great collection of art from Aztec artifacts to the latest works. Well laid out in 4 halls. 2 were of specific featured artists, then the main permanent collection, and finally some contemporary works. A great cross section of artists and styles so there is something...More

Thank Mike O
Reviewed 10 July 2017

With free admission, there really is no reason you shouldn't go to this museum! This museum is filled with beautiful art- both old and new. Even the gift shop is worth spending a good chunk of time in!

Thank meganisahippie
Reviewed 11 June 2017 via mobile

This was a great follow up to the Justice Conference. The artwork helped me to understand the history and identity formation of Mexican people. Be sure to read the information signs, not just look at the artwork alone.

Thank Tere T
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Response from Liliana R | Reviewed this property |
Parking is free.... on the street. Sorry for my delay ..... I didn't realize I have a question