Through Many Rooms by Elsa Muñoz (*exhibition through Nov. 27)
If you were to pass the unassuming National Museum of Mexican Art on a stroll through Chicago’s Lower West Side, you probably wouldn’t realize you had just gone by one of the largest Latino cultural institutes in the country — unless, of course, you went inside. The museum’s permanent
Intermezzo by Benito Huerta (*exhibition through Aug. 28)
collection of 6,500 Mexican artifacts and pieces of art spans centuries and includes traditional textiles, paintings, photography, fascinating ephemera and much more. The current special exhibitions* showcase the contrasting works of living artists Benito Huerta, whose style ranges from abstract to pop art, and Elsa Muñoz, an academic realist.
Cost: nada. www.nationalmuseumofmexicanart.org