Journery to Pilsen: The National Museum of Mexican Art

“Vida Simple” by Juan Angel Chavez is showcased off of the Damen pink line stop. The mosaic portrays the individuality and community of the people of Pilsen.
Local residents wait in line of a Fruit Cart stand for a mid-day snack in the Pilsen neighborhood.
Local residents wait in line of a Fruit cart stand to purchase a mid-day snack in the Pilsen neighborhood. Fruit stands serve fresh fruit, corn in a cup, puffed wheat snacks and snow cones, all which are common treats within the Hispanic community.
In preparation for Mexican Independence Day, two local vendors proudly showcase their product for sale. From apparel to kick-knacks, these vendors are sure to have something for everyone for the celebration of Mexico's independence.
In preparation for Mexican Independence Day, two local vendors proudly showcase their product for sale. From apparel to kick-knacks, these vendors are sure to have something to celebrate Mexico’s independence.
Authentic Mexican apparel lines the entire south block of Damen Ave. Local vendors showcased their product in preparation to celebrate Mexican Independence Day.
Mexican culture lines the entire south block of Damen Ave. Local vendors showed their festivity with Mexican themed apparel for children.
The National Museum of Mexican Art is located on the 19th St. The museum is open daily and admission is free.
The National Museum of Mexican Art is located on the 19th St. The museum is open daily and admission is free.
The first exhibit in the Museum of Mexican Art is
The first exhibit in the Museum of Mexican Art is “Nuestras Historias”. The exhibit showcases and highlights the stories of Mexican identity in the United States.
The first work of art visitors encounter is
The first work of art visitors encounter is “La Leyenda de los Volcanes” by Jesús Helguera. The painting depicts the story of Popocatépetl and Iztaccíhuatl, who are commonly known legends in Mexico.
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“Canija canecas” by Uriel Parker is another featured painting in the “Nuestras Historias” exhibit. The painitng presents characteristics of the Mexican holiday, Dia de los Muertos.
The gift shop at the National Museum of Mexican Art holds many products from children coloring books to authentic Mexican decor.
The gift shop at the National Museum of Mexican Art holds many products from childrens coloring books to authentic decor. Items in the shop are imports from several Mexican regions.
A local painted mural is presented at the 18th St. Pink line stop headed north bound.
A local painted mural is presented at the 18th St. pink line stop headed north bound. The stop displays several Hispanic inspired art.
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