Weekend Passport: “Arte Diseño Xicágo” At The National Museum Of Mexican Art

Errol Ortiz (b. 1941), Astronaut Targets, 1965, acrylic on canvas
Errol Ortiz (b. 1941), Astronaut Targets, 1965, acrylic on canvas Courtesy of Corbett vs. Dempsey Gallery
Errol Ortiz (b. 1941), Astronaut Targets, 1965, acrylic on canvas
Errol Ortiz (b. 1941), Astronaut Targets, 1965, acrylic on canvas Courtesy of Corbett vs. Dempsey Gallery

Weekend Passport: “Arte Diseño Xicágo” At The National Museum Of Mexican Art

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Located in Pilsen, the heart of Chicago’s Mexican community, is home to the National Museum of Mexican Art (NMMA). The museum features 10,000 pieces in their permanent collection from the past 3,000 years. 

NMMA’s newest exhibition is titled “Arte Diseño Xicágo” (“Art Design Chicago”). It’s described as “examin[ing] the early artistic involvement and influence of Mexican immigrants and artists in Chicago. The exhibition includes artwork, photographs and objects that concentrate on the years between the World’s Columbian Exposition (1893) and the Civil Rights Era of the 1970s.” Cesáreo Moreno, director of Visual Arts & chief curator at the National Museum of Mexican Art joins Worldview to discuss. Moreno curates “Arte Diseño Xicágo."