Address: 1852 W 19th St, Chicago, IL 60608

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Sometimes you come across a museum that is so amazing that it could convert people who don’t even like museums. That’s how good the National Mexican Museum of Art is. Not only is it FREE, it has a bit of everything, like history, traditional art, and contemporary art.

Here are some photos of my top art works from the museum:

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This painting dominates a whole wall as soon as you walk into this room, and it holds a quirky secret. The artist (Mario Castillo) uses his very own seminal fluid in the work, so “the painting contains an extraction of his ‘bodily presence'”.  Sometimes it really does pay to read the caption beside a painting.

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This image speaks for itself.

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This is a poster for the Carla Morrison concert in a few weeks. I first came across her music after hearing her on NPR Alt Latino, then I saw her live in La Casa America in Madrid. I don’t often buy music, as I prefer to support artists by buying tickets to their shows, but this is one artist who I buy her music from ITunes as birthday gifts to friends and family. She deserves every penny! If you haven’t listened to this lady’s music before, prepare to fall in love with how she sings about her broken heart.

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