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National Museum of Mexican Art

Chicago, Illinois
www.nationalmuseumofmexicanart.org

National Museum of Mexican Art was awarded $3,722,500 between 1986 and 2018, including 28 grants in Chicago Commitment.

$300,000

2018 • 5 years • Chicago Commitment

The National Museum of Mexican Art is the most prominent Latino arts organization in the United States. The Museum has four goals: to stimulate and preserve knowledge and appreciation of Mexican culture, develop a significant permanent collection of Mexican art, encourage the development of Mexican artists, and provide arts education in the community. It annually hosts 165,000 visitors to its facility in Chicago’s Pilsen neighborhood, where it remains the only major museum in Chicago that is free to the public every day. This award recommends renewed general operating support to the National Museum of Mexican Art.

$75,000

2016 • 1 year • Chicago Commitment

The National Museum of Mexican Art (NMMA) presents, preserves, and cultivates Mexican arts and culture. The Museum is a member of an inaugural collaborative of 14 cultural arts organizations and three foundations to launch Enrich Chicago, a cross-cultural sector initiative that promotes greater racial and cultural equity in the arts in Chicago. With a primary focus on creating new pathways for African, Latino, Asian, Arab and Native American (ALAANA) peoples, Enrich has three main objectives: 1) to expand anti-racism organizing and awareness; 2) to increase leadership opportunities for non-white arts administrators; and 3) to increase funding opportunities for ALAANA cultural arts organizations. This award supports anti-racism training provided to the arts community in Chicago, an arts administration pathways program for Chicago high school students, and initial research on the local funding landscape for ALAANA organizations. 

$50,000

2016 • 2 years • Chicago Commitment

The National Museum of Mexican Art is the largest Latino cultural organization in the United States. Since its inception in 1982, the Museum has curated more than 100 exhibitions and acquired 7,500 works of art for its permanent collection. Currently it is the only Latino museum in the country that is accredited by the American Association of Museums. The National Museum of Mexican Art is the only major museum in Chicago that is free to the public.

The Museum participates in an artist residency exchange between Chicago and Havana, Cuba. Artists from each city take part in a two-week, reciprocal residential exchange, highlighting the similarities and differences of Latino artists within the two cultures. This is the National Museum of Mexican Art’s first International Connections Fund award.


$315,000

2013 • 5 years • Chicago Commitment

The National Museum of Mexican Art (until 2006 the Mexican Fine Arts Center Museum) is the largest Latino cultural organization in the United States. It is the only Latino museum in the country that is accredited by the American Association of Museums. The Museum works to stimulate and preserve knowledge and appreciation of Mexican culture, develop a significant permanent collection of Mexican art, encourage the development of Mexican artists, and provide arts education in the community. Last year it hosted 160,000 visitors from over 60 countries at its facility in the city’s Pilsen neighborhood. The Museum’s educational outreach programming serves over 70,000 K-12 students annually.

$40,000

2009 • 1 year • Chicago Commitment

To support the International Roundtable Series as part of the Year of Mexico in Chicago.

$100,000

2009 • 2 years • Chicago Commitment

To support communications, marketing, and a new individual donor fundraising initiative (over two years).

$300,000

2008 • 5 years • Chicago Commitment

In support of general operations (over five years).

$50,000

2008 • 1 year • Chicago Commitment

In support of the Chicago-Chiapas Connection and the Oaxaca Arte Popular Projects.

$50,000

2003 • 2 years

In support of the exhibition "Mexicanidad," enhancing the Museum's technological resources and initiating a distance-learning program (over two years).

$150,000

2003 • 5 years • Chicago Commitment

In support of general operations (over five years).

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