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

Save the Date!

Join the National Museum of Mexican Art’s Board of Trustees at the Gala de Arte on Friday, May 10th, 2024 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel. The Museum's founder Carlos Tortolero will be honored with the Sandra Cisneros Award at the Gala.

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 will 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. 

The Gala de Arte will be a wonderful black-tie evening; along with mixing and mingling with your fellow supporters, you’ll be treated to fantastic cuisine, live music, and dancing.  

For sponsorship information, please contact Barbara Engelskirchen. Click the button on the left to buy individual tickets.

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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