- August 9, 2018, 6–7:30 p.m.
Conversations en Community: 50th Year Commemoration of the Peace Mural
National Museum of Mexican Art
1852 West 19th Street, Chicago, Illinois 60608
Join the National Museum of Mexican art for a 50th anniversary celebration of the first Chicano/Mexican-American community mural in the United States, painted by artist Mario Castillo in the summer of 1968. This influential mural launched a national public art movement from Chicago’s own Pilsen neighborhood. This program features a conversation between Castillo, Chicago-based arts journalist Jeff Huebner, and Mark Kelly, Chicago's Commissioner for the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events.