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National Museum of Mexican Art in Pilsen gets $500,000 to expand educational programs

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PILSEN – The National Museum of Mexican Art will soon be able to reach more students and community members who want to learn more about Mexican art and history.

The museum, located at 1852 W. 19th St., received a five-year, $500,000 grant from BMO to redesign and improve its art teaching studio, which offers classes, tours and workshops for students and adults,” said Carlos Tortelero, founder and president of the museum. The museum will also create a staff position dedicated to on-site education and engagement, Tortelero said.

This is the largest corporate grant the museum has received and will allow the museum to double the number of students it serves, Tortelero said. The museum has been a beloved cultural institution in the neighborhood for 40 years and provides arts education to thousands of people, Tortelero said.

“We want to serve as many people as possible,” Tortelero said.

The National Museum of Mexican Art is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday. Admission is always free.

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