Brunch at the National Museum of Mexican Art

Brunch at the National Museum of Mexican Art

Sunday, July 22
10:00 am
Member Rate: $25
Non-Member Rate: $35

Join us for Brunch at the National Museum of Mexican Art and enjoy a delicious Mexican breakfast, mimosas and an exclusive guided tour of our current exhibition, Arte Diseño Xicágo.

Did you know that Chicago’s Mexican community has deep roots dating back to 1893? The railroad system, exciting architecture and the Columbian Exposition were all seeds that planted Mexicanos in this city, forever changing it and contributing to the Pilsen we know today. Chief Curator, Cesareo Moreno will join us and take guests back in time to when Chicago and Mexico were modernizing. Don’t miss your chance to hear about the intriguing stories of Arte Diseño Xicágo from the source!

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Additional details: Tickets must be purchased in advance. Please purchase by July 16th. Guided tours will begin at 11:30 am and breakfast will be served prior.

Arte Diseño Xicágo 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.

Unlike the vast regions of Texas, the Southwest and California that were part of Mexico before the U.S.–Mexico War (1846-48), Chicago received its first influx of Mexican travelers and migrants in the decades after the Great Fire (1871) when the railroads connected the industrial Midwest with Mexican border towns. Attracted by the success of collective bargaining and labor organizing at the turn of the 20th century, Mexico’s artistic community visited the manufacturing city while many craftspeople immigrated and settled into working-class neighborhoods.

Arte Diseño Xicágo is part of Art Design Chicago, an exploration of Chicago’s art and design legacy, an initiative of the Terra Foundation for American Art with presenting partners The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation and The Joyce Foundation.

 

Sunday, July 22, 2018 - 10:00am

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