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(Sólo un poco aquí: Day of the Dead, National Museum of Mexican Art)

The exhibit would normally feature authentic artwork from Mexican artists, including traditional ofrendas, or altars. This year, the artwork comes from both the museum’s personal collection and local artists.

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Milani Ninja, a 32-year-old drag queen from Humboldt Park, performs Beyoncé’s 2013 Super Bowl halftime show for the National Museum of Mexican Art’s 17th annual Queer Prom on May 31. Her performance was pre-recorded for the event, which will be held virtually via Zoom due to the COVID-19 virus. (Evan Garcia / WTTW News)

Chicago drag queen Milani Ninja is performing at the National Museum of Mexican Art for its 17th annual Queer Prom, but unlike the five other times she’s performed at the event, this year’s show is pre-recorded for a virtual prom on Friday.

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As part of our series of virtual art tours, we visit a collection of artwork that highlights the richness of Mexican art in Chicago.

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Contemporary art with Mexican roots: Celebrating 30 years at Chicago’s National Museum of Mexican Art.

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(Maria Varela / Courtesy of the National Museum of Mexican Art)

A collection of photographs by Maria Varela at the National Museum of Mexican Art portrays the evolution of social movements in the U.S.  

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Two Los Angeles-based Chicano artists currently have exhibits at the National Museum of Mexican Art. We take a look at the art of Chaz Bojórquez and John Valadez.

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

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