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Theme Song Thursday:) This Is Who I am

30 Mar

“I am so clever that something Mrs I don’t understand a single word of what I am saying.”

~ Oscar Wilde


Today is the day I tell you about the National Museum of Mexican Art in Chicago. I have always been proud of my Mexican heritage, but I was even more proud when my son asked me to go with him to this museum on Sunday. He’s not really a museum kinda guy, but he wanted to do something special for his momma. On our way there, driving through the Pilsen neighborhood, I asked him if he is proud of his Hispanic heritage, and he said that he was. His other half is Lithuanian, and I think he respects both. But, he did say that he often rides his bike over to Pilsen, walks around, and stops for some tacos. (That’s my boy~ Mijo)

Today, the National Museum of Mexican Art stands out as one of the most prominent first-voice institutions for Mexican art and culture in the United States. We are home to one of the country’s largest Mexican art collections, including more than 9,000 seminal pieces from ancient Mexico to the present.

As the only Latino museum accredited by American Alliance of Museums, we recognize our unique responsibility to present exhibitions of artistic and cultural value and to deliver high-quality education that demonstrates the breadth and depth of Mexican art, culture and history.

The very first room we entered, and the first work that caught my eye was an interesting photograph. It says a lot. Pride in who you are… THIS IS WHO I AM!

The rest of the museum featured works from well known famous artists, all the way to local school children. That’s how it should be.

A few of my favorites…

This mosaic above is made up of tiny seed beads. Millions, I would imagine,

A wide variety of styles, techniques, and expressive opinions on life. But, isn’t that what it’s all about? We enjoyed our visit very much. I’d like to go back again sometime. Of course, there’s always the tempting tacos down the street afterwards at El Milagro.