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.
Tour runs 1.5 to 2 hours. Meet outside the National Museum of Mexican Art, 1852 W. 19th St., Chicago, IL 60608.
$25, $22.50 members