Naperville: City Partners with Local Organizations to Host Two Sculptures from Olmec Trails: Culture and Legacy Exhibit
illi News/10270423

~ Naperville, IL - The City of Naperville has announced a partnership with local organizations to bring the Olmec Trails: Culture and Legacy exhibit to the community this summer and fall. The exhibit will feature two sculptures, one displayed at the Nichols Library in downtown Naperville and the other at the 95th St. Library in south Naperville.

The outdoor exhibit, hosted by the Mexican Cultural Center DuPage (MCCD), will showcase hand-painted, large-scale renditions of iconic Olmec heads. These sculptures aim to highlight the rich cultural heritage of Mexico and explore its indigenous roots tracing back to the ancient Olmec civilization.

The MCCD has collaborated with Meztli Mexico and partnered with the College of DuPage Public Art Project (COD) and the DuPage Convention & Visitors Bureau (DCVB) to bring this exhibit to life. More than 30 contemporary artists from across North America have contributed their immense talent and creativity to this project, emphasizing the importance of public art.

More on illi News
In addition to showcasing Latin American culture, this partnership also aims to improve public spaces through art. "The City is incredibly grateful to partner with these wonderful organizations to highlight Latin American heritage in the Naperville community," said Naperville City Manager Doug Krieger.

The support for these sculptures has been provided by various organizations such as Alliance of Latinos Motivating Action in the Suburbs (ALMAS), DuPage Hispanic Alliance (DHA), Naperville Public Library, Naperville Sister Cities Foundation, and Special Events and Community Arts (SECA) Commission.

Thanks to a $2,500 grant from Arts DuPage and JCS Arts, Health and Education Fund of the DuPage Foundation, a $1,000 donation from Naperville Public Library, and a $6,500 donation from SECA, these sculptures were installed on June 17 and will be available for viewing until October.

To celebrate this partnership and the presence of these sculptures, a Ribbon Cutting ceremony will take place at Nichols Library on Wednesday, July 24 from 5 to 6 p.m. More information about the event can be found on the City's website.

For those interested in learning more about the sculptures and the partners involved in bringing this project to the community, visit The exhibit is a testament to the power of collaboration and public art in connecting people and celebrating cultural diversity.

Filed Under: Government, City

Show All News | Report Violation


Latest on illi News