Virtual tour of National Museum of Mexican Art
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Highlights Virtual tour of National Museum of Mexican Art – 7 stories
Nuestras Historias: Modern Contemporary Mexico (and Prints)
Nuestras Historias: Mesoamerican
Nuestras Historias: Arte Popular/Folk Art
Nuestras Historias: African Presence in Mexico
Nuestras Historias: Colonial Mexico
Here is a link to some of the Museum’s permanent collection.
About the National Museum of Mexican Art (NMMA)
The National Museum of Mexican Art showcases 3,000 years of creativity from both sides of the border, connecting museum visitors to the diversity of Mexican art and culture. The 10,000-piece permanent collection meets the highest museum standards. Their pieces and exhibitions travel to museums around the globe because the quality of their collection is highly valued. The museum is always free.
The museum also offers children and youth arts education programs. Kids of all ages work together in our after school classes, summer camps, and teen mentorships.
In 1982, Carlos Tortolero organized a group of fellow educators and founded the Mexican Fine Arts Center Museum, which opened its doors in 1987. The goal was to establish an arts and cultural organization committed to accessibility, education and social justice. The museum also provided a positive influence for the local Mexican community, especially since many other art institutions did not address Mexican art.
Over the years, the institution has grown, its audience has broadened, and its reach now extends across the United States and beyond. To support this evolution, in 2001, the museum expanded to a 48,000 square-foot, state-of-the-art facility in the heart of Pilsen and in 2006 we unveiled a new name, the National Museum of Mexican Art. While our presence has grown, the NMMA remains true to our founding mission: To showcase the beauty and richness of Mexican culture by sponsoring events and presenting exhibitions that exemplify the majestic variety of visual and performing arts in the Mexican culture; to develop, conserve and preserve a significant permanent collection of Mexican art; to encourage the professional development of Mexican artists; and, to offer arts-education programs.
National Museum of Mexican Art Now
Today, the National Museum of Mexican Art stands out as one of the most prominent first-voice institutions for Mexican art and culture in the United States. The NMMA is the only Latino museum accredited by American Alliance of Museums., we recognize our unique responsibility to present exhibitions of artistic and cultural value and to deliver high-quality education that demonstrates the breadth and depth of Mexican art, culture and history.
The National Museum of Mexican Art also hosts cultural programs — including symposia, theater, dance, music, authors and performance companies — that share the rich diversity of the Mexican culture. Our annual Sor Juana Festival honors the accomplishments of Mexican women with women’s performances.