Come to The National Museum of Mexican Art, where you can immerse yourself in the richness of Mexican art and culture right here in Chicago. We showcase 3,000 years of creativity from both sides of the border, connecting museum visitors to the diversity of Mexican culture. Whatever your background, you’ll connect to this museum on a very personal level.
On the evening of March 27, 1987 the first exhibition in the newly opened Center-Museum was inaugurated by one of Chicago’s most popular mayors, Harold Washington. Images of Faith featured 18th & 19th Century religious works from Mexico - the exhibition was a culmination of paintings by many artists (mostly anonymous) along with an extraordinary painting on copper from 1759 by the distinguished artist, José de Paez.
His Holy Trinity masterwork was ultimately donated to the museum twenty-two years later by its original generous lenders, the Koenig family. This work is currently on display in the Nuestras Historias exhibition.