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The National Mexican Museum of Art in Chicago will host an exhibit of artist Javier Chavira’s work from March 15 through July 8. The solo exhibition features Chavira’s acclaimed symbolic portraiture entitled De la Tierra y los Cielos, (Of the Earth and the Sky).

Chavira is currently an assistant professor of art at Governors State University. He was born in Villa Juarez, San Luis Potosi, Mexico. He immigrated to Illinois with his family when he was young and grew up in Joliet. His current exhibition reflects his upbringing with his depiction of different cultures.