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Gala de Arte

May 13, 2022, 6:00 – 11:00 pm Sheraton Grand Hotel
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René Arceo (b. Michoacán, 1959), Monarch Butterfly, Heaven Above (from the “Under the Same Sky” portfolio)/ Monarca, cielo arriba (de la carpeta “Bajo un mismo cielo”), N.D., linocut, A. P. 3/5 / linóleo, P. A. 3/5, National Museum of Mexican Art Permanent Collection, Gift of Federación de Clubes Michoacanos en Illinois, photo credit: Michael Tropea

The Gala de Arte is back!

Every year, the Gala de Arte is critical in generating funding that ensures our city continues to boast a world-class museum – one of the most significant Mexican art museums in the U.S., and the only AAM accredited museum in the country dedicated to Mexican Art.

On May 13, 2022, we look forward to hosting supporters in person again at the Gala de Arte, themed Haz Magia (Make Magic)

The Gala de Arte will be a wonderful black-tie evening; along with mixing and mingling with your fellow supporters, guests will be treated to fantastic cuisine, open bar, live music by Maggie Speaks, and dancing. What’s more, the Museum’s Arthur R. Velasquez Award will be presented to the incomparable Adela Cepeda for her significant contributions in leadership in the Latino community and the City of Chicago. The Museum's Legacy Award will be presented to our beloved trustee Diana Palomar for her long-standing support of NMMA.

The evening will also feature a spectacular live auction and a silent auction featuring original art, unique jewelry and crafts from Mexico, entertainment packages and more.

Individual tickets cost $500 per person and table sponsorships range from $5,000 to $25,000. For sponsorship information, please contact Barbara Engelskirchen, or to buy individual tickets, click on the button on the left.

Gala de Arte Chairs
Dr. Houri H. Shafaie, DDS and Manuel J. Medina

Gala de Arte Committee
Carlos R. Cardenas: Board Chair, Edith Diaz, Elizabeth Lopez, Diana Palomar, Eve Rodriguez Montoya, Dusty Stemer, Alma Velazquez, Carlos Tortolero: President and Founder, National Museum of Mexican Art, and Barbara Engelskirchen.

Please note that we will follow the City of Chicago's COVID-19 protocols.

This year's Gala de Arte invitation features artwork by René Arceo.

Presenting Sponsor

BMO Harris

Platinum Sponsors

ComEd - An Exelon Company
Crowell & Moring LLP
KMA Zuckert

Gold Sponsors

ABC7 Chicago
Azteca Foods
Douglas A. Doetsch
The Fuentes Family
Stuart Handler
Kirkland & Ellis LLP
J.P. Morgan & Chase
Carol and John McKinnon
Manuel J. Medina
Northern Trust
Miguel Noyola
PNC Bank

Tequila Sponsor

Adoro Tequila

Gala de Arte 2019