Carlos Tortolero, founder of the National Museum of Mexican Art, on Dec. 21, 2023. (WTTW News)

Carlos Tortolero, founder of the National Museum of Mexican Art, is retiring after more than four decades with the museum and Pilsen community hub. 

Mexican painter Carmen Chami's work is featured at the National Museum of Mexican Art (Courtesy NMMA)

When it reopens its doors July 1, the National Museum of Mexican Art will be kicking off operations with a major financial boost after it received an $8 million donation from philanthropist MacKenzie Scott.

A local Mexican art museum with works from around the world celebrates its 25th anniversary. The founder joins us with details.