Founded in 1982 by a group of Chicago Public School teachers with a starting budget of $900, the National Museum of Mexican Art is the only Latino museum in the country that is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums.
What to expect
With 7,000 objects, the National Museum of Mexican Art’s permanent collection is one of the largest collections of Mexican art in the country.
Tours / Technology
All year round, the Museum’s Education Department offers English, Spanish or bilingual tours of our permanent and temporary exhibitions. Tours are tailored to all ages (including parents) and offer visitors an opportunity to learn about art and culture through the artwork on display and the thematic content explored by the exhibition. In addition, visiting artists will often offer live demonstrations of artistic techniques featured in the exhibitions.
The Museum strives to maintain, preserve and acquire works for its collection that reflect the diversity and quality of Mexican art in the following categories: Pre-Cuauhtémoc, ephemera, textiles, folk art, prints and drawings, photography, and paintings and sculptures.
Admission is FREE. Memberships available. ADA compliant.