Bye bye Chicago! Farewell to Fulbright students and scholars at the National Museum of Mexican Art

At the National Museum of Mexican Art in Pilsen. Founded in 1982, it moved to its current location in 2001.

ON A SUNNY Sunday, April 28, around 65 Fulbright scholars and students, Fulbright alumni and guests gathered to say farewell both to each other and to the city of Chicago.

The day began with a guided tour of the National Museum of Mexican Art in the Pilsen neighborhood where we all had the chance to admire paintings, sculptures, artifacts and multimedia presentations in the only Latino museum accredited by American Alliance of Museums in the United States.

At the National Museum of Mexican Art in Pilsen. Painting, sculptures, photography, among other art forms are part of it permanent collection.

After the visit to this unique cultural center, Fulbright students, scholars and alumni enjoyed a casual buffet and drinks at D’Nuez Restaurant in the same Pilsen area, and had another chance to share stories about their Fulbright experiences in the United States during the time they spent studying, teaching or working here.

At the National Museum of Mexican Art in Pilsen. The museum hosts a series of artistic events, including music and theater during the year.

This annual event is sponsored by the Chicago chapter and the Institute of International Education, Midwest Office.

A multimedia presentation at the National Museum of Mexican Art in Pilsen.

“El arte es político,” (Art is political) is one of the art presentations at the museum. Fulbright Chicago President Meredith McNeil about to enter the exhibit.

Fulbright board member Evan Randall talks to Fulbright alumna Maureen Warren during the visit to the National Museum of Mexican Art.

Fulbright students and scholars participated with the tour guide during the visit at the National Museum of Mexican Art.

Over 65 people participated at the Spring Farewell at the National Museum of Mexican Art in Pilsen.

Fulbright Chicago President Meredith McNeil welcomed Fulbright students, scholars and alumni to the D’Nuez restaurant right after the museum tour.

Fulbright Chicago longtime board member Marilyn Susman and her husband Gary Auerbach talking to Fulbright students.

Fulbright students, scholars and alumni enjoying a casual meal during the 2019 Spring Farewell.

Fulbright Chicago board members Kari Burnett and Evan Randall at D’Nuez Restaurant.

Time flies when we are having fun, even though we are saying “adiós.”

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