The Burnham Plan Centennial - Bold Plans, Big Dreams

Program Partners


The National Museum of Mexican Art (NMMA), located in Chicago's Pilsen community area, offers visual arts exhibitions, classes, workshops, tours, and performing arts events and festivals.  The museum has 6,000 objects in its permanent collection, which range from artifacts of ancient Mexico to artwork by local artists.  The NMMA also features an award-winning job training initiative for young people - Radio Arte WRTE 90.5 FM.  Each year, Radio  Arte works with about 60 young people who develop all of the programming for this 24-hour radio station. 

Partner Category: Cultural Institution or Organization

Centennial Activities

Exhibit : Friday, June 5, 2009 to Sunday, October 4, 2009

El Proximo Centenario

National Museum of Mexican Art

El Proximo Centenario captures the spirit of imagination and innovation that the Burnham Plan represents, and reinvigorates the Plan’s tradition of having big dreams for the future through an arts initiative that engages young emerging Mexican Latino artists/architects and students involved in the WRTE-FM Radio Arte program. Participants will mainly comprise students and young artists of color from the city’s diverse, low-income communities of Pilsen, Little Village and Back of the Yards. [MORE]

Thursday, September 10, 2009 6:00pm to 8:00pm

First Voice: A Youth Discussion on the Next Century

Radio Arte

Radio Arte will lead a youth discussion on the El Próximo Centenario (the Next Century) of Chicago. What will the next 100 years look like? The program will include the work of  youth who participated in Radio Arte’s summer training programs that explored: What will Chicago be like for youth of color? Immigrants? The LGBTQ community? Check out our presentation and listen to creative audio thoughts from Chicago’s future civic leaders. [MORE]

Friday, March 27, 2009 8:30am to 2:30pm

Professional Development Workshop for CPS Teachers

Burnham Plan Centennial Committee

The Burnham Plan Centennial in collaboration with the DePaul Center for Urban Education and the Chicago Public Schools Office of Literacy, Instruction and Assessment invites third- and eighth-grade and special education teachers to participate in a special day-long workshop that will help teachers to make the city itself a vital part of the curriculum. [MORE]

National Museum of Mexican Art

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