The Mexican Cultural Center DuPage is a vibrant art gallery that celebrates the culture and art of Mexican. Recently, the gallery has undertaken a number of exciting and innovative projects to showcase the best of Mexican art and culture. We invite you to explore these projects at Gallery 200 in West Chicago.
Identidad y Memoria
Presented by René H. Arceo
March 3rd 2023--June 20th 2023
Corazon de Carton
June 21st 2023--August 30th 2023
"Corazon de carton" is a gallery exhibition of cardboard art by women cartoneros. Cartoneros are informal picker who collect recyclable materials, paper and cardboard. The women featured in this exhibition use their skills and creativity to transform cardboard into beautiful objects.
The exhibition will feature a variety of cardboard art, including Alebrijes, piñatas and other interesting art.
About the Artists
Miriam Fernandez and Gloria Contreras are two of the women cartoneros who are featured in the exhibition. They have been working as cartoneros artist for many years. They are passionate about their work and are excited to share their art with the public.
The Thread as an Umbilical Cord: Textile Graphics and Watercolor
Iliana Eunice Robero Cruz
August 31st 2023--December 31st 2023
Visual artist Iliana Eunice, originally from San Cristóbal De Las Casas, began her artistic journey at the University of Sciences and Arts of Chiapas, where she learned the art of printmaking. With a background in biology and a deep interest in scientific illustration, she found her way to the world of visual arts.The MCCD warmly welcomes visitors from Thursday to Sunday, operating from 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm. The best part? Admission is entirely free, so don't miss the chance to experience this inspiring showcase of artistry. We look forward to welcoming you to the exhibition!
Having conducted art workshops, specializing in watercolor and bookbinding, among others, her recent exhibitions have included "Expo Quetzales, gallery for the environment," and "Encuentro y Reflexión" organized by Portales del Arte in Chiapas.
This exhibition has received funding from the National Museum of Mexican Art, in collaboration with the National Group, Mexican Cultural Arts Alliance, and Portales del Arte en Chiapas.