Thursday, September 25, 2008

Day of the Dead show

The National Museum of Mexican Art in Chicago has the opening for their annual Day of the Dead show on Friday, September 26th. 2008. If you haven't seen their building since they renovated a few years back this is a good time to go.

The reception is free and goes from 6 to 8:30 pm. The museum is free every day and the show goes on 'till December 14th.

The National Museum of Mexican Art
1852 W 19th St.
Chicago, IL

This weekend is also the kickoff for the 38th Annual Pilsen East Artist's Open House. Centered around the intersection of 18th. and Halsted St. the open house lets you check out the unique studios, apartments, and gardens renovated over the years by the Podmajersky family.

My favorite gallery in the Podmajersky buildings is Marilyn Houlberg's space at 731 W 18th St (garden entrance). Marilyn is a specialist in Haitian and Voodoo art and taught for many years at the School of the Art Institute. There's a lot of great folk art, altars, and more to check out in her space.

Here's the schedule for this weekend:
Opening Night Event
Friday, 9/26 - 6 pm to 10pm
Open Studios and Garden
Saturday, 9/27 - 12 noon to 7 pm
Open Studios and Garden
Sunday, 9/28 - 12 noon to 7 pm

The Curated Show, CS:38
2003 S. Halsted
Opening Reception
Friday 9/26 - 6pm to 10 pm

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