The Mexican Fine Arts Center Museum of Chicago
1852 West 19th Street
Chicago, IL 60608-2729
(312) 738-1503As the largest Mexican or Latino arts institution in the nation is the first and only Mexican or Latino museum to be accredited by the American Association of Museums. Showcasing and sharing the Mexican culture has been the Museum's primary focus and it is one of Chicago's core cultural institutions.
U.S. Mexican Veterans National MemorialThe Mexican Fine Arts Center Museum of Chicago is planning to create a National Memorial Plaza for U.S.Mexican Veterans. The plaza will be the first of its kind nationally. Percentage wise the Mexican soldier in the
Radio Arte in the Mexican CommunityAs the only bilingual youth-operated, urban, community station in the country, Radio Arte is committed to training young people ages 15 to 21 from the
Mexican Fine Arts Museum's Permanent Collection and ExhibitsPrints and drawings from Mexican masters such as: Diego Rivera, David Alfaro Siqueiros, Jose Clemente Orozco, Rufino Tamayo... An unprecedented amount of new and never previously displayed artworks from the Permanent Collection are now permanently exhibited in the new galleries. The collection has grown to over 2,700
Black Oaxacan pottery, traditional Mexican toys, hand woven rugs and stunning silver jewelry are just a small sampling of the Mexican art and handcrafts available in the Gift Shop. There is also a wide variety of books on Mexican history, educational kits, catalogs, T-shirts and cooking utensils available in the shop. The Museum's Education Department helps interpret the Museum's permanent collection and special exhibitions with interpretive text, lectures, artist talks and demonstrations, exhibition-related family art programs and guided tours that are presented in English and/or Spanish and tailored to various age groups. For information on the tours and hours call: (312) 738-1503.
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