The National Museum of Mexican Art and a New Friend.

Earlier this month, on a visit to Chicago, we went to the National Museum of Mexican Art. Lancelot was overwhelmed by the wonderful colors and imagery of the "Dia de Los Muertos" or "Day of the Dead" exhibition and had to be revived with a restorative lunch at a local Mexican restaurant. Afterwards we visited "Artesanias D'Mexico", a Folk Art gallery run by the delightful Ely Coza. 1644 West 18th Street, Chicago, 60608. 312 563 9779. There Lancelot met a charming young mouse whom he later immortalized in this painting.