The National Museum of Mexican Art (formerly known as the Mexican Fine Arts Museum) is the premier museum featuring Mexican art in the nation. The NMMA houses over 6000 artifacts in its permanent collection, including pieces from Mexico and Mexican-American artists. There is also always a variety of temporary exhibitions. The NMMA also collaborates with a local radio station, Radio Arte and has an art outreach program, Yollocalli.
Visiting and touring the National Museum of Mexican Art is easy. The NMMA is located near a train stop, the Damen Pink Line, as well as several buses. Admission is free, but donations are requested for larger tour groups. Tours and educational programs are available for all ages. The exhibitions are all on one floor of the museum. The permanent collection is organized into pre-Cuauhtmoc artifacts, textiles, folk art, paintings and drawings, sculptures, Epherma and photography. Despite the extensive collection, it is possible to view the entire museum within just a couple hours. The NMMA also features a gift store with many Mexican themed items.
For over two decades, the NMMA has shared Mexican culture with Chicago and the nation. There is no finer museum dedicated to Mexico’s past, present and future.