The digital magazine of J. Sterling Morton West High School

The Sterling

National Museum of Mexican Art Displays Works with Many Interpretations

Mr. Zarate's & Ms. Dayhoff's Spanish classes learned much about Mexican culture.

Two+students+admire+a+display+at+the+National+Museum+of+Mexican+Art+in+Pilsen%0A
Two students admire a display at the National Museum of Mexican Art in Pilsen

Two students admire a display at the National Museum of Mexican Art in Pilsen

Photo by Zarate/Dayhoff

Photo by Zarate/Dayhoff

Two students admire a display at the National Museum of Mexican Art in Pilsen

Amelia Morales

Hang on for a minute...we're trying to find some more stories you might like.


Email This Story






Photo by Zarate/Dayhoff
A docent discusses America’s commercialization of el Día de los Muertos

Students left at 9:00 am and arrived at the museum early so time was spent for few minutes at a nearby park. At around 10:30 am, observers saw Day of the Dead altars honoring different well-known people such as the Mexican singer Juan Gabriel who died earlier this year. There was one altar about the Orlando shooting and another about seven victims recognized in the Black Lives Matter movement. Attendees also saw a display on how corporations try to make a profit out of the Day of the Dead holiday.

Photo by Zarate/Dayhoff       A student admires an ofrenda for el Día de los Muertos

 

Then students all went separate ways to see the art in different galleries at the museum. For example, one gallery had a sculpture of a thumb with an eye in it. There was also a lot of art regarding the border between Mexico and the US.

After the museum, field trip participants walked to Los Comales to eat and then visited a historic church (St. Paul’s) where they were informed of the history of its construction by the German immigrants who once lived in Pilsen. The church is featured in Ripley’s Believe it or Not because no nails were used in building it. A guide took them behind the scenes and showed us around. It was once the tallest building in Chicago.

With a day filled with both culture and architecture, students learned much about history, commerce, and politics.

 

Photo by Zarate/Dayhoff
An ofrenda created by the writer Sandra Cisneros honoring her mother

Photo by Zarate/Dayhoff
An ofrenda honoring Cesar Dovalina, founder of the famous La Margarita restaurant in Chicago

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

Leave a Comment

If you want a picture to show with your comment, go get a gravatar.




Navigate Right
Navigate Left
  • National Museum of Mexican Art Displays Works with Many Interpretations

    Entertainment

    Morton Art Students Participate in the 18th Annual Elmhurst College High School Art Exhibition

  • National Museum of Mexican Art Displays Works with Many Interpretations

    Features

    Morton Boys Soccer Wins Pepsi Showdown Tournament

  • National Museum of Mexican Art Displays Works with Many Interpretations

    Entertainment

    “Birds in the Trap” Flies Up the Chart

  • National Museum of Mexican Art Displays Works with Many Interpretations

    Community

    Top Gun

  • National Museum of Mexican Art Displays Works with Many Interpretations

    Features

    2016 Homecoming Parade

  • National Museum of Mexican Art Displays Works with Many Interpretations

    Community

    What’s Cooking: Morton West’s New Culinary Arts Lab

  • National Museum of Mexican Art Displays Works with Many Interpretations

    Clubs & Activities

    Mini-Mustangs Graduate!

  • National Museum of Mexican Art Displays Works with Many Interpretations

    Entertainment

    Morton Art Students Participate in the 18th Annual Elmhurst College High School Art Exhibition

  • National Museum of Mexican Art Displays Works with Many Interpretations

    Community

    Veteran’s Day Assembly Reflections

  • National Museum of Mexican Art Displays Works with Many Interpretations

    Clubs & Activities

    Helping Those in Need

The digital magazine of J. Sterling Morton West High School
National Museum of Mexican Art Displays Works with Many Interpretations