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Héctor Duarte Studio


1900 W. Cullerton St.
Use the entrance on Wolcott. The studio is on the first floor.


Little Village / Pilsen


Sat, Oct 14: 10am - 5pm

Sun, Oct 15: 10am - 5pm

Photography Permitted Washrooms Available


Three sides of muralist Héctor Duarte's home and studio are covered with his "Gulliver in Wonderland" mural, a frequent stop on public art tours in Pilsen. It features a giant, outstretched Mexican immigrant as Gulliver, struggling to break free from the barbed wire that binds him. Duarte's murals, mosaics, and studio work deal with themes of identity, immigration, and freedom.

Duarte was born in Mexico where he studied mural painting at the workshop of David Alfaro Siquieros, one of the giants of Mexican muralism. Duarte has created more than 50 murals in the Chicago area. His paintings and prints have been exhibited at the National Museum of Mexican Art (which is just down the block), the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, the State of Illinois Gallery, the Chicago Historical Society and Casa Estudio Museo Diego Rivera in Mexico City.

Visitor Experience

Hector Duarte will open his studio and be onsite to talk about his murals, studio work, and education/activism through art. See a mural in progress inside the studio.