Come to The National Museum of Mexican Art, where you can immerse yourself in the richness of Mexican art and culture right here in Chicago. Whatever your background, you’ll connect to this museum on a very personal level.
We showcase 3,000 years of creativity from both sides of the border, connecting museum visitors to the diversity of Mexican culture.
You’ll find us in Chicago’s Pilsen neighborhood. Here, in the heart of the city’s Mexican community, our 10,000-piece permanent collection meets the highest museum standards. Our pieces and exhibitions travel to museums around the globe because the quality of our collection is highly valued. But here at home, the museum is always free.
Our curators are experts in Mexican art and their passion for the museum is contagious. You’ll pick this up at every turn, from the up-close-and-personal placement of the art to the bilingual stories that guide you through the galleries. Over the years we’ve inspired and empowered tens of thousands of children and youth through arts education programs. They may be studying to be career artists or learning new ways to express themselves. Kids of all ages work together in our after school classes, summer camps, and teen mentorships.