Jul 22nd 2018

Brunch at the National Museum of Mexican Art

@ National Museum of Mexican Art

1852 W 19th St, Chicago, IL 60608

Opening Sunday, July 22nd, from 10AM - 12:30PM

On view through Sunday, August 19th

Join us for Brunch at the National Museum of Mexican Art and enjoy a delicious Mexican breakfast, mimosas and an exclusive guided tour of our current exhibition, Arte Diseño Xicágo.

Did you know that Chicago’s Mexican community has deep roots dating back to 1893? The railroad system, exciting architecture and the Columbian Exposition were all seeds that planted Mexicanos in this city, forever changing it and contributing to the Pilsen we know today. Chief Curator, Cesareo Moreno will join us and take guests back in time to when Chicago and Mexico were modernizing. Don’t miss your chance to hear about the intriguing stories of Arte Diseño Xicágo from the source!

Member Rate: $25
Non-Member Rate: $35

Arte Diseño Xicágo
Opening Reception: Friday, March 23, 2017. 6pm – 8pm
Exhibition continues through August 19 in the Main Gallery

Arte Diseño Xicágo (Art Design Chicago) examines the early artistic involvement and influence of Mexican immigrants and artists in Chicago. The exhibition includes artwork, photographs and objects that concentrate on the years between the World’s Columbian Exposition (1893) and the Civil Rights Era of the 1970s.

Unlike the vast regions of Texas, the Southwest and California that were part of Mexico before the U.S.–Mexico War (1846-48), Chicago received its first influx of Mexican travelers and migrants in the decades after the Great Fire (1871) when the railroads connected the industrial Midwest with Mexican border towns. Attracted by the success of collective bargaining and labor organizing at the turn of the 20th century, Mexico’s artistic community visited the manufacturing city while many craftspeople immigrated and settled into working-class neighborhoods.

Arte Diseño Xicágo is part of Art Design Chicago, an exploration of Chicago’s art and design legacy, an initiative of the Terra Foundation for American Art with presenting partner The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation.

Arte Diseño Xicágo examina el inicio de la participación y la influencia artística de los inmigrantes y de los artistas mexicanos en Chicago. La exposición incluye obras de arte, fotografías y objetos que se concentran en el período entre la Exposición Universal de Chicago (1893) y la Era de los Derechos Civiles de los años setenta.

A diferencia de las vastas regiones de Texas, el Sudoeste y California que fueron parte de México antes de la Intervención estadounidense (1846-1848), Chicago recibió el primer flujo de viajeros e inmigrantes mexicanos en las décadas posteriores al Gran incendio (1871) cuando los ferrocarriles conectaban el Medio Oeste industrial con las ciudades de la frontera mexicana. Atraídos por el éxito de las negociaciones colectivas y la mano de obra organizada a comienzos del siglo XX, la comunidad artística de México visitaba la ciudad fabril mientras que los artesanos inmigraban y se establecían en los vecindarios de clase trabajadora.

Arte Diseño Xicágo es parte de Art Design Chicago, una exploración del legado del diseño y del arte de Chicago, una iniciativa de Terra Foundation for American Art con su socio patrocinador The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation

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