On Display at the National Museum of Mexican Art Now
- Nuestras Historias: Stories of Mexican Identity from the Permanent Collection
- Desde Adentro: Abstractions from the Permanent Collection in the Ruben & Paula Torres Gallery
- Dos Experiencias, Una Identidad: René H. Arceo Prints, in the KRAFT Gallery, curated by Rebecca D. Meyers. Opening Reception: 6-8pm January 23, 2015, exhibition continues through July 12, 2015
House on Mango Street: The National Museum Of Mexican Art will present an exhibition inspired by the novel, The House on Mango Street by the accomplished Mexican-American author, Sandra Cisneros (b.1954). Narrated in a series of vignettes, the book tells the story of a young girl growing up in a Latino neighborhood of Chicago. Published in 1984, The House on Mango Street continues to resonate with readers from all walks of life and is read in classrooms everywhere – from inner-city grade schools to universities across the country. The exhibition, like the novel, highlights many of the issues facing adolescents growing up in metropolitan areas. The artwork explores common experiences as perceived in working class neighborhoods across the U.S., and will feature some of the major themes of the book, including: hope, personal dreams, disillusionment, family, community, home, identity, relationships, gender roles, and coming of age. The exhibition will open the evening of April 17th and run through August 23rd, 2015.
Our Exhibition Philosophy
To us, Mexican culture exists sin fronteras, without borders, and we display artistic expressions from both sides of the border. From the past to the present, the history of Mexico and its people is complex and multi-faceted. This is why the Museum is committed to creating a wide range of exhibitions that present a vibrant and diverse picture of Mexico and its history, as well as of Mexican communities in the United States.
From ancient Mesoamerican civilizations to contemporary artistic expression, the National Museum of Mexican Art has a long-standing history of producing unique exhibitions with first-voice scholarship. In fact, 20 exhibitions organized by the Museum have traveled across the United States and Mexico to other museums. By interpreting Mexican history and culture and sharing it with these audiences, we are working to preserve the knowledge and expand people’s appreciation of the Mexican culture.