National Museum of Mexican Art celebrates 30 years

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CHICAGO -- One of Chicago’s most popular museums is coming up on a big anniversary.

It is perhaps the crown jewel of Chicago’s Pilsen neighborhood.  The National Museum of Mexican Art is approaching 30 years of showcasing the beauty and richness of Mexican art and culture.    It’s one of the biggest collections in the world of work created by Mexican-American artists.

For almost three decades, the National Museum of Mexican Art has been bridging cultures and showing off some of the most beautiful and compelling Mexican artwork.   Yearly attendance continues to grow every year, in part because of the wonderful education opportunities for thousands of students.

The museum keeps itself running thanks to corporate donors and several outside grants.  There’s also a fantastic gift shop.  But admission to the museum is free of charge.