Annual Mexican Folk Art Festival

National Museum of Mexican Art  has a lot going on this month!

View all four of  their current exhibitions, and shop for beautiful, handcrafted artwork.

This year marks the 10th anniversary, and will feature ten of Mexico’s finest folk artists. Enjoy live demonstrations from artists from all corners of Mexico; each brings unique techniques and folk artwork but all bring the same passion for Mexico’s rich folk art traditions.  OCTOBER  16-25th. Visit website for a listing of participating artists and festival hours.

DON’T  MISS   La Muerte Niña: Day of the Dead, Main Gallery, September 18 – December 13, 2015.

Come celebrate the Day of the Dead with the works of over 90 artists of Mexican descent from both sides of the border.  This year we are featuring the painting tradition of the Death Child and the little angels’ ritual. Thirteen ofrendas and installations were created to remember distinguished artists and members of the community alike. Folk art, paintings, and sculptures comprise the largest annual exhibition of Day of the Dead in the U.S.

Curated by Dolores Mercado.

La Muerte Niña: Day of the Dead exhibition is dedicated to the 43 missing students from the Ayotzinapa, Guerrero Teachers College, missing since September 26, 2014.

The exhibition will include 13 ofrendas and 116 art pieces from more than 90 artists from the U.S. and Mexico.

National Museum of Mexican Art

1852 W. 19th street
Chicago, IL


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