Opening Reception: Spring 2023

March 31, 2023, 6:00 pm National Museum of Mexican Art
Sabino Guisu (Juchitán de Zaragoza, Oaxaca), Dead Honey, 2010, Beeswax and honey. Fotografía de Ramiro Chaves, cortesía del artista y del Museo Universitario del Chopo

The National Museum of Mexican Art is pleased to announce the opening of Los huecos del agua, Recent Indigenous Art from Mexico on Friday, March 31st in the Main Gallery. The incredible exhibition hails from the Museo Universitario del Chopo in Mexico City and features artists whose work focuses on the recreation of the present moment and the legacy left behind by Native cultures before Spanish colonizers arrived to present-day Mexico.

We’ll also celebrate the opening of Giving Shape: Yollocalli Artistic Practice Through the Years. This exhibition looks at how Yollocalli students and artists have transformed Chicago’s physical, visual, auditory, and literary landscapes. By uniting art and social practice, they are giving shape to the world that surrounds them.

Be sure to visit Yollocalli Class of 2022 in the Courtyard. The exhibition includes work from youth in Yollocalli’s 2022 programs and portrays scenes of friendship, nature, anxiety, hope, and delight and reminds us of the value of taking time to creatively record our experiences.

Join us for the opening reception for these three exhibitions from 6:00 – 8:00 pm on Friday, March 31st!