Gala de Arte: Noche de Encanto

The Board of Trustees of the National Museum of Mexican Art is pleased to invite you to the 2019 Gala de Arte on Friday May 3rd from 6:00 pm to 11:00 pm at the Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel. Every year, the National Museum of Mexican Art’s Gala de Arte is critical in generating funding that ensures our city continues to boast a world-class museum – the most important Mexican art museum in the country and the first accredited member of the American Alliance of Museums dedicated to Latino Culture.

Themed Noche de Encanto (Evening of Enchantment), the Gala de Arte will be an extraordinary black-tie evening, where Museum supporters celebrate art, culture and the resiliency of the Mexican community. Gala guests will be treated to delicious cuisine, live music, dancing, and an all-around festive evening.

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2019 Arthur R. Velasquez
Public Service Award Honoree
Jesús “Chuy” García

U.S. Congressman Jesús “Chuy” García represents the Fourth Congressional District of Illinois. An immigrant to the United States from the Mexican state of Durango, he is the first Mexican U.S. congressman to represent Illinois.


2019 Legacy Award Honoree
Jesse Ruiz

Jesse Ruiz, Deputy Governor for Education oversees the state of Illinois’ education system, including 852 school districts, 48 community colleges and nine public universities, the Illinois Student Assistant Commission and the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum.


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Eve Rodriguez Montoya

Edith Diaz
Philip Fuentes
Anthony Hodes
Diana Palomar
Antonio Robledo
Robert Rodriguez
Dusty Stemer
Alma Velasquez
Carlos Tortolero
Barbara Engelskirchen

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Diamond Sponsor

Platinum Sponsors



Gold Sponsors

Maria Bechily and Scott Hodes
Douglas Doetsch Philip Fuentes Stuart Handler
James and Rita Knox Medina Ramos Global Education Group Mary and Sergio Suarez

Silver Sponsors

ABC7 Chicago


Baker McKenzie

Blue Fund

Marta Cerda

Gery Chico

Drinker Biddle

DRR Advisors LLC


Google Anthony Hodes Jenner & Block


J.P. Morgan & Chase

MAT Construction, Inc.

Carol McKinnon

John McKinnon

Mural Park

Nicor Gas

Sally and Lou Nieto


Northern Trust – Latin Heritage Leadership Council

Miguel Noyola

The Pain Center of Illinois

Reed Smith

Rodriguez Media Communications Inc.

Houri Shafaie DDS and Farid Shafaie MD

Dr. and Mrs. Alex Stemer

Truck King Hauling Contractors Inc.


University of Illinois at Chicago

University of Illinois Cancer Center

Roberto Valencia

Wallin Gomez Architects Ltd.

Wynndalco Enterprises LLC



Tequila Sponsor

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Friday, May 3, 2019 - 6:00pm

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