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Open Access Behind the Scenes of the Permanent Collection

February 16 – July 28, 2019

Did you ever wonder what goes on beyond those “Staff Only” signs? This living exhibit will provide a rare behind-the-scenes glimpse of what our Museum’s Permanent Collection professional staff does and why we wear those white gloves. Since our earliest accession in 1987, which is a serigraph by Ester Hernández, the NMMA’s Permanent Collection has grown to over 10,000 unique artistic creations, some with 100s of individual components. The collection categories now include: Arte Popular (Folk Art), Carlos Cortez Archives, Drawings, Ephemera / Memorabilia, Installations, Paintings / Mixed Media, Photography, Posters, Pre-Cuauhtémoc Artifacts, Prints, Sculpture, Textiles / Outfits and, most recently Digital Media.

Participating Artists

NMMA Staff, Abel Briquet


Sarita Hernández, Dolores Mercado, Rebecca D. Meyers and Ximena Mora

Organizing Institution

National Museum of Mexican Art

Displayed at

National Museum of Mexican Art Xicágo Gallery