Cesáreo Moreno, Chief Curator at the National Museum of Mexican Art, sat down with Gozamos to reflect on the 25 years that the Day of the Dead exhibit has been part of the Chicago cultural calendar, and what he looks forward to the most in the years to come.
The National Museum of Mexican Art hosted Day of the Dead Community Night, an annual event that brings the community together to celebrate the richness of the Mexican Dia de Muertos tradition. Several hundred vecinos stopped by the NMMA the night of November 2nd to remember and celebrate together, embrace the exact art and food traditions that take place all over Mexico that same night and keep the tradition alive. Nancy Villafranca, Education Director at the museum, spoke to us about the origins and significance of this event.
The National Museum of Mexican Art’s Folk Art Festival turns six years old this year. This annual tradition brings together Mexico’s finest folk artists and offers live art demonstrations. We bring you exclusive access to one-of-a-kind pieces of art.
By Maria Campos-Vera on September 19, 2011
It is possible that “Día de Muertos XXV” was the most uplifting exhibit I have ever visited. It may seem that death, such an obscure and complex topic in art curricula, is not the most uplifting subject matter for an art exhibit.
By Maria Campos-Vera on September 7, 2011
This year’s exhibit, Dia de Muertos XXV, curated by Cesáreo Moreno, celebrates not only its Silver Anniversary in the museum’s galleries but also the lives of two great artists who have contributed immensely to Mexico ‘s arts legacy and passed away in 2011: photographer Milton Rogovin and surrealist painter Leonora Carrington.
A local artist takes screen printing to the next level.
Local Chicago artist Lauren Brescia hosted a packed edible art show last Friday. Cake sculptures and real cakes were displayed side by side as hundreds enjoyed some of the best sweets and treats that Chicago has to offer.