The National Museum of Mexican Art will be closed on Wednesday, June 19th in observation of Juneteenth. 

Building Legacies in Public and in Practice

October 5, 2023, 6:00 pm Hyde Park Art Center
Héctor Duarte, Portrait of Carlos Cortéz, 2005, acrylic on canvas, 120” x 168”. Photo Credit: Michael Tropea

Join exhibiting artist William Estrada and Cesáreo Moreno (Chief Curator of the National Museum of Mexican Art) for a conversation that aims to trace parallels between the practices of Estrada and the late artist and activist Carlos Cortéz (1923-2005). The conversation will highlight the influence of Cortéz onto generations of Mexican-American artists in Chicago and put particular emphasis on shared values and methodologies present in Estrada’s and Cortéz’s practices. This program is a collaboration between Hyde Park Art Center and the National Museum of Mexican Art building on the exhibitions William Estrada: Multiples and Multitudes and the centennial commemoration of Carlos Cortéz's legacy, Carlos Cortéz 100 AÑOS.