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Pilsen Murals

Walking Tour | Pilsen Murals

Saturday, September 9

Experience the grandness of Pilsen’s murals with poet and multidisciplinary artist Luis Tubens. The public art on railroad viaducts, buildings, and doors shows an evolution of the community’s Mexican identity, heritage, and activism. In the tradition of Mayan and Aztec practices, these murals are vibrant, large-scale reflections of personal lived experiences. The style of the mural paintings has gone through multiple phases–political, social, graffiti, icon art–and will continue to evolve along with Pilsen’s population.

Tubens is a former arts educator at the local National Museum of Mexican Art.  This tour is created in partnership with Pilsen Public Art Tours.

Tour runs 1.5 to 2 hours. 

Masks are optional for our outdoor walking tours. Learn more about our COVID-19 safety policies and procedures 

Luis Tubens
Luis Tubens

The Details



9 th

10:30 a.m.



$ 25

$22.50 Members

Event Location

Meet outside the National Museum of Mexican Art

1852 W. 19th St., Chicago, IL 60608

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