National Museum of Mexican Art Celebrates 25th Anniversary with Family Day
Mardonio Magaña, Sin titulo (group of three women and two children), ca. 1938, wood, 13” x 11 1/2” x 8”
Celebrating its 25th anniversary and commemorating its progress in the arts community of Chicago, the National Museum of Mexican Art (NMMA) will hold a family day on Sunday, March 25, providing the community with an opportunity to immerse themselves in the museum.
The day will include guided tours of four ongoing exhibitions: “Mexicanindad: Our Past is Present,” a permanent exhibit that provides an overview of Mexican culture, and three
exhibits; “Mardonio Magaña: Circa 1938”, “El Alma de la Fiesta,” and “Keepers.” Other activities include a “gallery hunt” for children and teens, face painting with an artist flair for kids, and body art painting designs for teens and adults.
Since its opening in 1987, the NMMA has become the leading Latino arts institution in the United States and is the only Latino museum accredited by the American Association of Museums. Recently, 25th Ward Ald. Danny Solis introduced an anniversary resolution during this month’s regular meeting of the Chicago City Council to commemorate the museum’s achievements.
“The NMMA has spent a quarter of a century showcasing the rich diversity of the Mexican culture,” said Ald. Solis. “I’m proud that the 25th Ward is home to this cultural and community jewel, and I am happy to lead the City Council recognition of this valuable Chicago asset.”
The celebration will begin at noon and will run through 3 p.m at the National Museum of Mexican Art, 1852 W. 19th St. For more information visit nationalmuseumofmexicanart.org.
From left to right, resolution sponsor Ald. Danny Solis, NMMA board member Pat Pulido, Mayor Rahm Emanuel, NMMA board member Julie Chavez, NMMA president and founder Carlos Tortolero