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Día de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, celebrates the circle of life, with a focus on death and rebirth. Observed across Latin America, the festivities begin on November 1 and last through the night of November 2. Chicago, thanks to its large Mexican-American population, offers a number of ways to celebrates the traditions of Día de Los Muertos. We've rounded up four ways to celebrate this memorable holiday. 

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Autumn in Chicago - cooling temperatures, changing trees, football, and museums?

When thinking about fall in the city, art might not be the first thing that comes to mind, but September is one of the busiest and active months for museums - almost all major museums are opening a new exhibit this month.

Learn about five of the exhibits opening during the month of September, as well as two exhibits not to miss before they close.

National Museum of Mexican Art

The Pilsen neighborhood is decorated with stunning large scale murals and famed ethnic restaurants, but the area's cultural guidepost is the National Museum of Mexican Art. With more than 7,000 objects in its permanent collection, the gallery space is a veritable treasure trove of Latino history. The museum's temporary exhibitions are just as profound and, often times, feature internationally recognized artists. The museum currently vaunts collections by Sergio Gomez, John Valadez and Chaz Bojórquez, but if you want to see them you'll have to plan your visit soon.

Museum of Mexican Art - Holidays - Blog

In Mexican culture, the holiday season is a magical and revered time of the year, marked by festivals, parties, and religious traditions. Fortunately, you don't have to travel south of the border to enjoy this uniquely Mexican take on Christmas. The National Museum of Mexican Art, (located in Chicago's vibrant neighborhood, Pilsen) is devoted to bringing Mexican tradition and culture to you, and this holiday season is no different.

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