DAY OF THE DEAD exhibit is back in PILSEN!
The National Museum of Mexican Art in the Pilsen neighborhood of Chicago is a free museum in a mostly Hispanic community that showcases artwork from Mexico and artwork highly influenced by Mexican artists, from the United States, Mexico, and other parts of North America. I have seen the Day of the Dead exhibit last year and I was amazed that one can go into the museum with no charge, although donations are encouraged for those who enjoy the exhibits, and enjoy some really cool artwork in a very modern, clean, and well lit museum. My love of horror films and sugar skulls, as well as an interest in Latin culture, makes going to this museum a pleasure and treat each and every time.
This year the Opening Reception begins Friday, September 9th, 2011 from 6 to 8:30 pm and the exhibit runs through December 11th, 2011. I highly encourage anyone that has an interest in art, as well as a love of horror films, to branch out culturally and see what this fine museum has to offer. The price can’t be beat! It is free and it is free year round! If one feels guilty about getting all this culture for nothing, donate a few bucks in one of the donation boxes located throughout the museum.
All of the information about the exhibit, including all of the artists and the exhibits, is up at the National Museum of Mexican Art’s website. Check out the link at the bottom of the post. It gives folks a run-down of the events and services offered at the museum, many of which are free and really only would a donation in return for the exhibits.
Click here to see the full program of events, as well as check out the awesome gift shop they have in the lobby of the museum: LINK here!