Chicago Hispanic Newspaper, Lawndale News, Hispanic Bilingual Newspapers, Bilingual Su Noticiero »Mexican Art Museum to Reopen in July
The National Museum of Mexican Art has announced that it will reopen to the public on Thursday, July 1, 2021 at 10 a.m. The museum’s return to normal hours comes 474 days since it was temporarily closed in March 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. “Over the past year, we have taken to staying in virtual contact with our community, expanding our capabilities and learning to engage with people in new ways at a time of great need,” said Carlos Tortolero. , founder and president of the National Museum of Mexico. Art. “We miss the voices and footsteps of the families passing through the museum and we are delighted to welcome people back.”
The health and safety of Museum guests and staff remains a priority when it reopens. The museum will follow guidelines from the CDC, the Illinois Department of Public Health, and the City of Chicago. Hand sanitizer and masks are available for guests. In-person programs and guided tours are temporarily suspended. An inauguration ceremony for the new Ray Castro Square and the Museum parking lot is scheduled for this summer. Directory Muertos Day exhibition, curated by Cesáreo Moreno will be unveiled on September 10. Vernissage the same day, Rmentoring the community will present the portrait art of Californian artists Ester Hernández and Shizu Saldamando. This exceptional duo exhibition is organized by Tere Romo, university of Chicana. Entrance is always free. The museum is open Tuesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, please call 312-738-1503 or visit www.nationalmuseumofmexicanart.org.