Grantee Profile

National Museum of Mexican Art

Grants to National Museum of Mexican Art

  • $315,000

    2013 (Duration 5 years)

    CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — 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.

  • $100,000Active Strategy

    2009 (Inactive Grant)

    Arts & Culture in Chicago

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

  • $40,000Active Strategy

    2009 (Inactive Grant)

    Arts & Culture in Chicago

    CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — To support the International Roundtable Series as part of the Year of Mexico in Chicago.

  • $50,000Active Strategy

    2008 (Inactive Grant)

    Arts & Culture in Chicago

    CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — In support of the Chicago-Chiapas Connection and the Oaxaca Arte Popular Projects.

  • $250,000Active Strategy

    2008 (Inactive Grant)

    Arts & Culture in Chicago

    CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — In support of general operations (over five years).

  • $150,000Active Strategy

    2003 (Inactive Grant)

    Arts & Culture in Chicago

    CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — In support of general operations (over five years).

  • $300,000Active Strategy

    2002 (Inactive Grant)

    Arts & Culture in Chicago

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

  • $200,000

    2000 (Inactive Grant)

    CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — To support neighborhood and school programs.

  • $40,000

    1999 (Inactive Grant)

    CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — In support of general operations.

  • $500,000

    1997 (Inactive Grant)

    CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — To support the exhibition "Una Cultura sin Fronteras (A Culture without Borders)," and ancillary educational programs for children and youth (over two years).

The MacArthur Foundation awarded National Museum of Mexican Art $1,945,000 between 1983 and 2015.

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