Rent A Space

The National Museum of Mexican Art offers rental opportunities at a corporate and nonprofit rate for interested organizations and entities.  The Department of Special Events can assist you as you plan your next great event. Located in the heart of Chicago’s Pilsen neighborhood, the Museum is a fantastic venue for corporate, foundation, and community-based organizations events and entertaining.

Spaces at the Museum

Your guests will be welcomed with floor to ceiling windows in the Court Yard Gallery, leading into our spacious and flexible event space known as the West Wing Gallery. The Courtyard is ideal for a reception and registration, while the West Wing opens into a larger, more impressive gathering room.  This space is just steps away from our exhibition galleries and TiendaTzintzuntzán, the Museum’s gift shop.

West Wing   click on image for details

With a hardwood stage ideal for performances, lectures and presentations

Theater style 220 person capacity

Standing room 300 person capacity

Sit-down dinner 180 person capacity


Standing room 75 person capacity

Sit-down dinner 50 person capacity

Board of Trustees Room 

35-person capacity

Available for meetings or classes only;not for arts workshops

Items to Keep in Mind:

The National Museum of Mexican Art does not rent out space for the following types of events:

  • Weddings
  • Baptisms
  • Bridal and Baby Showers
  • Quinceañeras
  • Birthdays, Anniversaries and Engagement Parties
  • Wakes and Funerals

We rent the space out to the following organizations and entities:

  • Businesses
  • Corporations
  • Nonprofits
  • Foundations
  • Arts Organizations
  • Community Organizations
  • Professional, Business and Alumni Associations
  • Universities and Schools

All nonprofit organizations must present documentation of their 501(c)(3) status before the execution of the rental agreement to qualify for a discounted rate. 

Rentals include:

  • Tables and chairs
  • Podium with microphone
  • Coat check
  • Pull down or build up screen

All events held at the National Museum of Mexican Art are required to have special events liability insurance (minimum of $1,000,000). This insurance must be presented three weeks prior to the event. The National Museum of Mexican Art must be listed as an additional holder on the insurance.

Street parking is available.  If you wish to arrange for valet services or to rent parking space, please contact the National Museum of Mexcian Art Department of Special Events for more information.

Galleries and Tienda Tzintzuntzán (Museum gift shop) will be open upon request.  The galleries will be available for a fee and only open for the first two hours of the event (evening events only).

Eating and drinking are not allowed in the galleries.

A list of select caterers and other vendors is available upon request.

For questions on rates, availability and other information, please contact our Special Events Team:

Rachel Blanco, Director of Special Events-

Due to the volume of requests, please allow us 2-3 days to respond.  We will respond to you as promptly as we can. 

Thank you for your interest!