Pilsen Architecture and Mural Ride This Sunday 10/19! Led By WBC Volunteer Ruth Rosas

WBC followers are invited on a Chicago Cycling Club ride hosted by WBC Volunteer Ruth Rosas:

18th Street Pink Line
Pilsen has historically been a neighborhood for American immigrants. These generation of immigrants built an extraordinary urban landscape. In the 19th century, Bohemian settlers constructed many mixed-use buildings based on the style of their homeland. In the 1970s, murals began as a cooperative effort between Slavs and Mexicans and large murals surfaced throughout Pilsen. Today, an initiative to restore and create new murals have preserved this vibrant and artistic neighborhood.
First, we'll meet at the National Museum of Mexican Art, located at 1852 W 19th St. The museum is very close to public transit, the Damen bus and the Pink Line. We'll ride through the neighborhood and see beautiful ornate churches and historic buildings reminiscent of Eastern Europe baroque architecture erected by Bohemian settlers. We will also be stopping (somewhat frequently) throughout the neighborhood and looking at many old and modern murals. We'll be seeing art by Francisco Mendoza, Jose Guerrero, Gabriel Villa, Chema Skandal, Jake Castro, and many others. Join us afterwards for lunch at one of the many delicious Mexican restaurants near the heart of Pilsen (18th St).

There are also other events around Pilsen and Chicago that you can visit after the ride: Pilsen Open StudiosOpen House Chicago hosted by the Chicago Architecture Foundation, and the annual Day of the Dead exhibiton at the National Museum of Mexican Art.

Date: Sunday Oct 19, 2014
Time: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Distance:  12 Miles
Pace:  10-12 MPH
:  National Museum of Mexican Art, 1852 W 19th St. 

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