National Museum of Mexican Art

A first for Chicago and the nation – this museum is in the Mexican neighborhood of Pilsen and is easily accessible by the Pink Line (transfer at the Clark/Lake Blue line station to Pink) or from Two Urns by taking the Ashland #9 bus (in front of CVS pharmacy at Division and Ashland) south to 18th Place.  Then walk about 4 blocks west to the Museum.

Known for their Day of the Dead exhibits that change every year from September to December; they bring in artisans from different regions of Mexico to showcase their arts; they have a permanent exhibit of Mexican Art and often showcase local or other Latino/a or Chicana/o artists with special installations.  Definitely worth a visit and you can wander around Pilsen for some authentic Mexican Food (try Uruapan Carnitas near the El station for tacos or discover many public murals that decorate buildings and walls in the area.  Hours 10-5 Tuesdays – Sundays  1852 W. 19th Street, Chicago 60608  312-738-1503