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National Museum Of Mexican Art In Pilsen Gets $500K To Expand Educational Programs

The museum will be able to serve double the number of students, add a staff position and redesign its arts education studio, its founder said.

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

The museum, 1852 W. 19th St., received a five-year, $500,000 grant from BMO to redesign and enhance its art educational studio, which provides classes, tours and workshops to students and adults, said Carlos Tortelero, museum founder and president. The museum will also establish a staff position dedicated to onsite 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, Tortelero said.

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

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

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