POINTS OF INTEREST
National Museum of Mexican Art
The largest Latino museum in the country (and the only Latino one accredited by the American Alliance of Museums) is definitely worth a look. Its galleries house impressive displays of contemporary, traditional, and Mesoamerican art from both sides of the border, as well as vivid exhibits that trace immigration woes and political struggles. The 8,000-piece permanent collection includes pre-Cuauhtemoc artifacts, textiles, folk art, paintings, prints, and drawings. Every fall the giant "Day of the Dead" exhibit stuns Chicagoans with its altars from artists across the nation.