National Museum of Mexican Art's Exhibition files

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This record forms part of the Chicago’s Art-Related Archival Materials: A Terra Foundation Resource project funded by the Terra Foundation for American Art. For this project, the Archives surveyed archival repositories throughout the Chicago region to identify art-related materials contained in their holdings. While the Archives of American Art does not own any of the materials described herein, information about those materials and links to the original repositories have been included when available.

Descriptive Summary

38 bankers boxes and 5 binders (approximately 59 linear feet) of material documenting exhibitions organized by and/or held at the National Museum of Mexican Art since before its formal incorporation in 1986. Materials include announcements, gallery brochures, correspondence, artists’ vitae, slides and photographs, object lists, research materials, and other items. Included are files on Mexican American art in the Pilsen neighborhood of Chicago in the 1960s and 1970s and files on individual artists, such as Alejandro Romero, who have been subjects of solo exhibitions at the museum.

Biographical Historical Note

Founded formally in 1986, the National Museum of Mexican Art has organized numerous exhibitions focused on the work of Mexican and Mexican American artists, particularly those of Chicago.