Annual Gala de Arte

The Board of Trustees of the National Museum of Mexican Art is pleased to invite you to the 2018 Gala de Arte on Friday May 4th from 6:00 pm to 12:00 am at 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 Una Voz Unida (One United Voice), the Gala de Arte will be an extraordinary black-tie evening, where Museum supporters can celebrate art, culture and the resiliency of the Mexican community. Gala guests will be treated to delicious Mexican cuisine, live music, dancing, and an all-around festive evening. This year we are proud to honor award winning journalist, Maria Hinojosa with the Arthur R. Velasquez Award. Board of Trustee member, Vonita Reescer will be the Legacy Award Honoree in recognition of her exemplary service to the Museum.

Edith Diaz
Eve Rodriguez Montoya

Carlos R. Cardenas
Philip Fuentes
Carol McKinnon
Blanca Murillo
Diana Palomar
Vonita Reescer
Dusty Stemer
Alma Velasquez
Carlos Tortolero
Barbara Engelskirchen

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Presenting Sponsors


Platinum Sponsor

Gold Sponsors

Maria Bechily & Scott Hodes Best Portion Foundation Martin R. Castro
Philip Fuentes Sergio Suarez  


Silver Sponsors

ABC7 Chicago Baker & McKenzie LLP Bank of America
Gery Chico Edith Diaz Drinker Biddle
DRR Advisors LLC Dulcelandia Candy Stores Facebook Latin@ ERG
Stuart Handler HBK Engineering, LLC Jenner & Block
J.P. Morgan and Chase Carola & John McKinnon Manuel Medina
Dr. Blanca Murillo, DDS Nicor Gas Sally & Lou Nieto
Nordstrom Miguel Noyola Reed Smith LLP
Ryder Sidley Austin LLP Dr. and Mrs. Alex Stemer
Truck King Hauling Contractors, Inc University of Illinois System Robert Valencia
Walgreens Wallin/Gomez Architects  

Official Airline

Tequila Sponsor

Media Sponsor