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.
by Celia Bever •
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,…
by Nathan Worcester •
“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 ofÂ the 5000-plus regional feast…
by Sharon Lurye •
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.
by Christopher Riehle •
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.
The Writing on the Wall: HÃ©ctor Duarte’s mural project challenges the borders between Mexico and the U.S.
by Alexandra Perez •
Bright colors, changing shapes and a dash of surrealism convene in “Unraveling Frontiers,” HÃ©ctor Duarte’s latest mural at the National Museum of Mexican Art. Influenced by Impressionist and Surrealist painters, Duarte uses a technique learned from fellow Mexican artist and…
by Rachel Reed •
1968, cited by Newsweek as “the Year That Changed Everything” and reconstructed as the beginning of a renewed, global political awakening, featured landmark protests in Paris, Prague and the United States, which are often referenced and eulogized. However, renewed interest…
Days of the Dead: The National Museum of Mexican Art commemorates one of Mexico’s most cherished traditions
by Sean Redmond •
“Death,” as it reads upon the wall facing the entrance of the exhibit, “is ultimately the physical end of life, but in many ways, death is also a renewal, a new beginning.” And so death is celebrated with the Mexican…