Tag Archive for National Museum of Mexican Art

Where the Wind Blows

At the National Museum of Mexican Art, John Valadez’s “Santa Ana Condition” evokes a feeling of creative abandon–fitting for a collection that takes its name from winds that are notorious for starting wildfires.

Poetic Justice

The auditorium at the National Museum of Mexican Art in Pilsen is a prettily decorated room. Black and white photographs adorn black and orange walls, while silver papel picado glitters from the ceiling. On the auditorium’s stage on April 17,…

Fiestas for the Rest of Us

“El alma de la fiesta” is Spanish for “the life of the party.” The exhibit on display at Pilsen’s National Museum of Mexican Art takes its name from that festive phrase and brings the spirit of  the 5000-plus regional feast…

Clayheads

Marroquin’s art shares this exhibit, “Cabeza de Barro” (“Clay Head”), at the National Museum of Mexican Art in Pilsen with the fantastic and grotesque works of Alfonso “Piloto” Nieves. Both artists primarily use clay to depict psychological symbolism, transforming the space with wit and inventiveness.

Pain on Paper

Nestled next to a Pilsen playground the National Museum of Mexican Art’s collection runs the gamut of Mayan artifacts and modern ephemera. Displayed in a spacious room set apart from the permanent collections, Hernandez’s work proves a perfect addition to this canon.