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Gala de Arte Nuestra herencia y futuro

May 10, 2024, 6:00 – 11:00 pm Hyatt Regency Chicago
A painting of middle aged man with dark hair and glasses, wearing a suit and sitting on a chair in front of a painting.
Marcos Raya (b. 1948, Irapuato, Guanajuato, México), Portrait of a Man Who Moves Objects (Retrato de un hombre que mueve objetos), 1997, acrylic on canvas / acrílico sobre lienzo, 56" x 54" x 4" (in artist's embellished frame / en marco decorado por artista), National Museum of Mexican Art Permanent Collection, 1997.39, Gift of the artist, photo credit: Michael Tropea

Thank you to those who attended the annual Gala de Arte. Themed Nuestra herencia y futuro, the evening was truly a night of love and appreciation for the Museum. We were joined by Trustees and supporters of the Museum, all who believe in the power of Mexican art and culture. The Gala de Arte was an incredible success and we’re thankful to everyone who helped us reach our fundraising goal!

This year we honored the Museum’s Founder and President Emeritus, Carlos Tortolero with the Sandra Cisneros Award. Together we reflected on Carlos’ impressive legacy in the arts. Carlos was truly moved by the love and accolades as he expressed his gratitude and delight with his family alongside him.

Add to the festivities by making a contribution in honor of Carlos Tortolero’s 30+ years of service. 

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The National Museum of Mexican Art’s annual benefit is critical in generating funding that ensures our city continues to boast the most significant Mexican art museum in the U.S., the only AAM accredited museum dedicated to Mexican Art. 

All proceeds from the event support the National Museum of Mexican Art’s mission: to showcase the beauty and richness of Mexican culture by sponsoring events and presenting exhibitions that exemplify the majestic variety of visual and performing arts in the Mexican culture; to develop, conserve and preserve a significant permanent collection of Mexican art; to encourage the professional development of Mexican artists; and, to offer arts-education programs. 

2024 Gala de Arte Chairs

Jessica Ferrari and Sarah Glavin

2024 Gala de Arte Committee

Nic Guzman
Alejandra Lara
Martin Montes
Diana Palomar
Fernando Pástor
Eve Rodriguez Montoya
Dusty Stemer
Ivette Treviño
Alma Velazquez
Barbara Engelskirchen

Sandra Cisneros Award Recipient: Carlos Tortolero

Photograph of Carlos Tortolero, a gray haired man wearing glasses, a blue suit and a white shirt.

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