• Mayan Rulers in the Heart of the Mission | Palos Mayan Collection

    Gallery Hours August 12th - October 14th Tuesday thru Friday 2pm-8pm. Saturday and Sunday 11am - 4pm

    Gallery Hours

    August 12th - October 14th
    Tuesday - Friday: 2pm - 8pm
    Saturday & Sunday: 11am - 4pm

    Free Admission

    For group reservations, appointments or guided tours please send request to: info@missionculturalcenter.org


    Closing Reception: October 14th from 6:00pm – 9:00pm

    Join us to bid farewell to the Mayan Kings with a closing reception
    that will include an evening of musical performances, dancing, food, drinks, and the artistic legacy of our indigenous…

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  • Tehuana – Diego Huerta Photography

    • Closing Weekend: Friday, July 22nd - 24th, 2022
    • $5 Admission to Screening
    • Gallery Admission *free
    • Tehuana Documentary Screening Times:
        • Friday, July 22 - 7PM
        • Saturday, July 23 - 2PM
        • Sunday, July 24 - 2PM

    Join us for the final weekend of Diego Huerta Photography: Indigenous Colors, Beauty, and Tradition. This is your last chance to view the beautiful documentary, Tehuana, in our historic theater!

    Limited spaces available for Opening Reception and screening. We encourage you to reserve your space early.

    ¡Únase a nosotros para la proyección y recepción de apertura de Tehuana! Diego Huerta Fotografía. Colores, Belleza y Tradición…

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  • La Vida es un Carnaval: Carnaval Memorabilia

    Closing Reception & Video Release Party

    • Sunday, June 12, 2022 from 5 to 8pm
    • Historic Theater and Gallery

    The parade may be over but the celebration continues!!

    MCCLA's after-Carnaval video release party will be happening during the closing of the Carnaval exhibit. We will watch the making of our contingent and the parade performance. There will be food, dancing and drinks. Please come in costume and run the routine one more time!

    If you didn't participate in the contingent this year, wear a costume from a previous year.

    Carnaval Memorabilia

    MCCLA has been a part of Carnaval San Francisco since its inception in 1979 when some of MCCLA’s instructors were involved in its planning. Carnaval San…

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    La Vida es un Carnaval: Carnaval Memorabilia. Opening: May 21st from 5 to 8 pm. Closing: June 12th from 5 to 8 pm.
  • Love Will Keep us Together

    Join us at the historic landmark Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts Gallery on Friday, June 10th from 6-9pm for Closing Reception that honors and centers Black, Indigenous, BIPOC, Two Spirit, Trans, Queer Community 'Cultura Cura' Artivists. Come see artwork that heals and bridges the queering process of artists from New York, Florida, Los Angeles, Modesto, Oakland, Sacramento, Woodland, West Sacramento, Vallejo and the beloved SF Mission District. Curated by Jennifer Andrea Porras.

    This exhibit celebrates the in person return and gathering of LGBTQIA individuals and supporters who have remained together through the challenges and losses experienced during the last two years of the pandemic.

    El Amor nos mantendra junto

    Esta exhibición celebra el regreso en…

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    Love Will Keep Us Together. Opening Reception: May 21st from 5 to 8 pm. Main Gallery. Closing Reception June 10th from 6 to 9 pm.
  • Sólo Mujeres 2022

    About This Exhibition

    • Main Gallery (2nd floor)
    • $5 Admission
    • Up until May 6, 2022
    • Gallery hours: Saturday from 10:30am to 2pm, Tuesday through Friday from 3pm to 8pm.
    • Private and group tours by appointment: reception@missionculturalcenter.org. School tours available by appointment.

    The “Solo Mujeres” exhibition has been a tradition at The Mission Cultural Center since 1987. This year we are inviting Artists from across the Bay Area to share their work with MCCLA and the communities we serve. The show will be a collection of work from Artists of all ages and career stages and celebrate the importance of Women’s voices in the Arts.

    Exhibition Coordinator: Dr. Martina Ayala

    Featured Artists

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  • Hijos de Africa Exhibition

    • Opening Reception: Friday, February 18, 2022 from 6:30 pm to 9 pm
    • Main Gallery (2nd floor)
    • Up until February 25, 2022
    • Curator: Juan De Dios Soto

    In observation of Black history month, Musician and Artist, Juan de Dios Soto will present “Hijos de Africa” a curated multidisciplinary art exhibition that honors the legacy and cultural contributions of the African Diaspora in Latin America and the United States. “Hijos de África” will feature a diverse group of artists that explore the stories and influences of our African Ancestors through: photography, sculptures, and other visual mediums. Featuring Sady Morales, Italo Vallé, Juan de Dios Soto, and several more.

    February 18 Program

    6:30 PM to 7 PM —…

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  • Gustavo Castillo Exhibition

    • Reception: Friday, February 11, 2022 from 5:30pm to 7pm
    • Lobby (1st floor)
    • Free admission
    • Up until March 15, 2022

    Gustavo Castillo is a young Honduran self-taught artist, lover of portraits, the ballpoint pen is his most preferred medium to create elaborate pieces with a high level of detail. He began his passion for the arts from an early age, taking courses and learning on his own what his work reflects…

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    Drawing of tupac by Gustavo Castillo
  • Paseo artístico: Regalos de Amor y Arte

    • Opening Reception: Thursday, December 9, 2021 from 6pm to 8pm
    • Live Art Auction, Music and Dance Performance: Saturday, December 11, 2021 from 1pm to 6pm
    • MCCLA Main Gallery (Second floor)
    • Free admission
    • All ages

    Gifts of Love and Art
    Highlighting the spirit of Love, Art, Gifts and the Holidays, Paseo Artístico is showcasing a large gallery show and live art auction with special performances from Arenas Dance Company at Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts second floor gallery to raise funds for Paseo Artístico to continue offering free community art programs.

    View artwork at accionlatina.org/en/auction

    Auctioneer: Paul S. Flores

    Hosted by Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts.

    Bimonthly community art stroll Paseo Artístico

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  • 35th Annual Day of the Dead Exhibit: “Ni Tanto Ni Tan Muertos”

    • Reception: November 2, 2021
    • Admission $5 to $10
    • Exhibition dates: October 12 to November 19, 2021
    • Gallery Hours: Tuesday to Fri 10:30am to 7:30pm, Saturdays 10:30am to 4:30pm
    • Proof Of Covid-19 Vaccination Will Be Required.

    The Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts (MCCLA) invites the public to the 'Ni Tanto Ni Tan Muertos— Neither So Much, Nor So Dead,' 35th annual Day of the Dead exhibit and celebration. Once again, MCCLA prepares for the annual ritual; to jointly explore and reflect on the eternal, ever present cycle of Life and Death. As we slowly emerge from months of mortal pandemia, mandated lockdowns, life losses and disruptions, we confront, even more so, this human duality — the…

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    Ni Tanto Ni Tan Muertos, En Nuestra Memoria - Neither So Many, Nor So Dead, In Our Memories