Opening Reception: Arte Diseño Xicágo @ National Museum of Mexican Art, Chicago [23 March]

Opening Reception: Arte Diseño Xicágo


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23
March
18:00 - 20:00

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National Museum of Mexican Art
1852 W 19th St, Chicago, Illinois 60608
Join us for the opening reception of Arte Diseño Xicágo on Friday, March 23rd from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Exhibition continues through August 19 in the Main Gallery.

Arte Diseño Xicágo (Art Design Chicago) examines the early artistic involvement and influence of Mexican immigrants and artists in Chicago. The exhibition includes artwork, photographs and objects that concentrate on the years between the World’s Columbian Exposition (1893) and the Civil Rights Era of the 1970s.

Unlike the vast regions of Texas, the Southwest and California that were part of Mexico before the U.S.–Mexico War (1846-48), Chicago received its first influx of Mexican travelers and migrants in the decades after the Great Fire (1871) when the railroads connected the industrial Midwest with Mexican border towns. Attracted by the success of collective bargaining and labor organizing at the turn of the 20th century, Mexico’s artistic community visited the manufacturing city while many craftspeople immigrated and settled into working-class neighborhoods.

Arte Diseño Xicágo is part of Art Design Chicago, an exploration of Chicago’s art and design legacy, an initiative of the Terra Foundation for American Art with presenting partners The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation and The Joyce Foundation.

Image credit: Errol Ortiz (b. 1941), Astronaut Targets, 1965, acrylic on canvas, Courtesy of Corbett vs. Dempsey Gallery

Visit our website for more information: nationalmuseumofmexicanart.org/exhibits/arte-diseño-xicágo
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