National Museum of Mexican Art

1852 West 19th Street
Chicago, IL 60608

312-738-1503

Mission :

The mission of the National Museum of Mexican Art is to stimulate and preserve knowledge and appreciation of Mexican culture through sponsoring events and exhibitions that exemplify the rich variety of visual and performing arts in the Mexican culture; to develop a significant permanent collection of Mexican art; to encourage the professional development of Mexican artists; and to offer arts education programs.

The National Museum of Mexican Art is the nation's largest Latino arts institution and the only Latino museum accredited by the American Association of Museums.

The Museum has the following goals:

To sponsor special events and exhibits that exemplify the rich variety in visual and performing arts found in the Mexican culture.

To develop, preserve, and conserve a significant permanent collection of Mexican art.

To encourage the professional development of local Mexican artists.

To offer arts education programs.

The Museum defines the Mexican culture as "sin fronteras" (without borders) and presents the Mexican culture from ancient times to the present and how it has manifested itself on both sides of the border.

The National Museum of Mexican Art has become a national leader and mentor for culturally grounded institutions and community based arts organizations, as well as for its advocacy of  "First Voice" and cultural equity issues.

The National Museum of Mexican Art has been in the forefront of defining the role of museums in the 21st Century.

The National Museum of Mexican Art serves as a cultural focus for the more than million and a half Mexicans residing in the Chicago area.

The Museum also serves as a cultural ally to other Latino cultural groups in the City of Chicago.


The mission of the National Museum of Mexican Art is to stimulate and preserve knowledge and appreciation of Mexican culture through sponsoring events and exhibitions that exemplify the rich variety of visual and performing arts in the Mexican culture; to develop a significant permanent collection of Mexican art; to encourage the professional development of Mexican artists; and to offer arts education programs.

The National Museum of Mexican Art is the nation's largest Latino arts institution and the only Latino museum accredited by the American Association of Museums.

The Museum has the following goals:

To sponsor special events and exhibits that exemplify the rich variety in visual and performing arts found in the Mexican culture.

To develop, preserve, and conserve a significant permanent collection of Mexican art.

To encourage the professional development of local Mexican artists.

To offer arts education programs.

The Museum defines the Mexican culture as "sin fronteras" (without borders) and presents the Mexican culture from ancient times to the present and how it has manifested itself on both sides of the border.

The National Museum of Mexican Art has become a national leader and mentor for culturally grounded institutions and community based arts organizations, as well as for its advocacy of  "First Voice" and cultural equity issues.

The National Museum of Mexican Art has been in the forefront of defining the role of museums in the 21st Century.

The National Museum of Mexican Art serves as a cultural focus for the more than million and a half Mexicans residing in the Chicago area.

The Museum also serves as a cultural ally to other Latino cultural groups in the City of Chicago.

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