National Museum of Mexican Art

The National Museum of Mexican Art defines Mexican culture as sin fronteras (without borders), and our programs and exhibitions capture the wide range of Mexican cultural expressions and art forms, from ancient to modern and on both sides of the border. We represent Mexican art and culture from our own point of view and in our own voice.

We believe in art as a bridge between communities, and we believe that art in education expands minds and breaks down barriers while preserving cultural heritages. The National Museum of Mexican Art offers a wide range of educational programs for children and families, teens, school groups, and educators.

From building a world-class institution in Chicago’s largely Mexican American neighborhood of Pilsen to creating groundbreaking exhibitions, the National Museum of Mexican Art has a history of being bold and activist in our approach and reach. 

Located in Chicago’s Pilsen neighborhood in the heart of the city’s Mexican community, our 18,000-piece permanent collection meets the highest museum standards. 

Admission is always free.

Image: Courtesy of NMMA. Photo by Michael Tropea.

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