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National Museum of Mexican Art

1852 W 19th St, Chicago, IL 60608-2706
+1 312-738-1503
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Impressive free enrance museum

This is a museum you should visit while walking around in Pilsen. Such a nice musem with free... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Josien_Dennis
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Ijmuiden, The Netherlands
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Outstanding Exhibits in a Small Museum Just Off the Beaten Path, Well Worth the Visit

This is a small museum set in a city park in part of the Mexican American neighborhood on the near... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
jimtons
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Chicago, Illinois
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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 good23%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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1852 W 19th St, Chicago, IL 60608-2706
Pilsen
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a museum you should visit while walking around in Pilsen. Such a nice musem with free entrance. There were 3 exhibitions while we were visiting and all had great pieces of art and paintings. Probably 1hour visit is ok.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a small museum set in a city park in part of the Mexican American neighborhood on the near south side. You can get to it easily from downtown Chicago. Currently there is an absolutely terrific exhibit called "Design Chicago" which highlights the contributions...More

1  Thank jimtons
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Reviewed 9 May 2018

If you are a lover of art, your soul will be touched in this museum. Thought-provoking, informative, historical, modern, relevant pieces keep you moving from one piece to the next with eagerness. If you are not an art museum fan, here's the thing. It's free,...More

Thank Olivia B
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Reviewed 19 April 2018

This museum is wonderful. It has a nice little collection of varied sorts of Mexican Art, placed into historical and cultural context in both Mexico, America, and Chicago. It is in the Pilsen neighborhood, right off of the train line, so it is easy to...More

1  Thank nancy p
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Reviewed 7 April 2018

The National Museum of Mexican Art is home to one of the country’s largest Mexican art collections, including more than 9,000 art pieces from ancient Mexico to the present. There are 4 different spaces devoted to different types of Mexican art. Although I had many...More

1  Thank Mary Jo K
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Reviewed 1 April 2018

This is the only national museum of Mexican art in the US and every time we are there we are inspired. Located in Pilsen, the heart of the Mexican American community in Chicago, the museum shows both local and US and Mexican artists. The permanent...More

1  Thank Marc A
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Reviewed 25 March 2018 via mobile

Through the four galleries, one can see excellent examples of artistic expression covering political, social and cultural commentary. If you want to celebrate your Hispanic heritage or want to broaden your perspective if you are of a different background, this is the place to do...More

Thank DB-Raw
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Reviewed 21 March 2018

Made our summer staycation in our beautiful city an experience. Traveled to Pilsen and visited the museum which I found easy to locate and parking was easily accessible in front of the museum. My girls and I were in awe.. living in Chicago my entire...More

1  Thank adzjuz
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Reviewed 4 March 2018

my husband and I travel to Chicago’s National Museum of Mexican Art yearly for the Day of the Dead exhibit. it is always different. The galleries have changing exhibits all during the year and the gift shop is extraordinary. It is located in a neighborhood...More

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Reviewed 9 February 2018 via mobile

You do not have to pay to get into the museum, they have multiple sections that are simply beautiful. Definitely a sight to see if you’re a tourist in Chicago.

Thank Stefan B
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Parking is free.... on the street. Sorry for my delay ..... I didn't realize I have a question
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