• 40th Anniversary San Francisco Lowrider Council Exhibit

    • Soft Opening: Tuesday, September 7, 2021 from 11am to 7pm
    • Grand reception opening: Saturday, September 18, 2021 from 2pm to 8pm
    • Free Admission
    • Main Gallery, Inti Raymi Gallery (Second Floor)
    • Gallery hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, 11am to 7pm

    In 1981 the San Francisco Lowrider Council was founded by Roberto Y. Hernandez to unite lowrider clubs, solo riders, and the community to organize to resist the San Francisco Police Department (SFPD) selective enforcement forbidding cruzin on Mission Street, in El Barrio De La MiSiON in San Francisco.

    The shutting down the streets, enforcing martial law, using violent aggressive force and the target arrest of young Latinos was considered racist and unconstitutional acts.

    After suffering 113 arrests and…

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    illustration of three people on a lowrider with a sign that says 'Si Se Puede!'
  • De cajón – Tocando la historia II

    • Thursday, Friday and Saturday, August 19, 20, and 21, 2021
      6:30 to 9:30pm – Exhibition, Live Music and Traditional Peruvian dance
      $12 Admission (Buy Tickets)
    • Saturday August 21 from 1pm to 5:30pm: Free admission to the exhibition.
    • All ages
    • Main Gallery and Inti Raymi Gallery (Second Floor)
    • Sale of drinks 21+

    The event, De Cajón - “Tocando la historia” will be at the MCCLA gallery, and the community is invited to come and learn about the Cajon drum, originating from the Afro-Peruvian community. This exposition will host more than 10 artists including installations, photography, audiovisual, painting and sculpture. The event will open with a reception and musical presentation with the Cajon drum by “Jaranon y…

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    De cajón – Tocando la historia II
  • Regreso de La Gráfica: Open Mic & Exhibit

    • Friday July 23, 2021
    • 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm
    • Free Admission
    • Inti Raymi Gallery (2nd Floor)
    • In-person Event
    • Open to public until August 14, 2021

    Mission Gráfica welcomes you after many months of closure.

    For 40 years, Mission Gráfica Printmaking Studio has proven itself to be a creative haven for individuals to explore the practices of printmaking in a community-based and affordable studio space that stands out as one of the last grassroots art spaces in San Francisco.

    The event will consist of a gallery exhibit of our collection as well as inviting the public to a night of Open Mic (we want you to be inspired by the art! come and share some poetry, spoken…

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    Mission Grafica Regreso de la Grafica Open Mic and Exhibit
  • The Just In Case Woman

    • Reception: June 17-18-19, 2021, at 8 pm
    • Guided tours: Friday July 9 and 16 at 2 pm, 3 pm, and 4 pm
    • Cost: $5 (Buy Tickets)
    • Free walkings on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1 to 3 pm
    • Gallery (2nd Floor)
    • Exhibit dates: June 24 to July 17, 2021

    The Just In Case Woman is a dance installation that explores the relationship between survival and the search for safety in the 21st century. The installation is an array of chambers that will explore the changing roles, responsibilities and expectations of women in our fast paced, complex, and unsteady world. This installation invites audience members to deconstruct personal survival and the search for safety through a critical lens-- looking…

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    The Just In Case Women Exhibition
  • Paseo Artístico: “El Fénix de la Misión” (Auction and Art Walk)

    • Lobby (1st floor)
    • Free admission
    • In-person opening and artwalk: Friday, June 4, 2021 at 6 pm
    • Online auction and performances: Saturday, June 12 from 2 to 5 pm (Register to bid and view artwork here.)
    • Open to the public June 4 to June 18, Tuesday through Friday, 11 am to 5 pm

    In recognition of the resilience of the Latinx community to re-emerge stronger after the pandemic like a phoenix, Paseo Artístico is reigniting the Calle 24 Latino Cultural District with an in-person gallery artwalk at six participating art galleries and cultural venues and a Live Online Art Auction to raise funds for Paseo Artístico to continue offering free community art programs.

    The Mission…

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  • I Am Why: Reclaiming the Lens – Virtual Exhibition and Panel Discussion

    • Virtual Opening: Monday, March 8, 2021
      6 to 7:30 pm
    • Panel Discussion: Friday, April 9, 2021
      6 to 7 pm
    • Free on our website, Facebook and YouTube!
    • Runs through April 9th

    "Watering the Seeds: Organizing and Creating Paths for Young Women to Lead"

    Join us on Friday, April 9th for a Q & A and panel discussion. Live on our Facebook and Youtube.

    Curatorial Statement

    The portraits in this exhibition were created at four I Am Why art and writing workshops in 2018-2019 in Boston, Chicago, New York and the San Francisco Bay Area. Each participant expressed themselves by altering their printed photographic portraits and writing “I am why” statements.

    I Am Why is…

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    I Am Why: Reclaiming The Lens
  • Bailando se alegra: movimientos de resistencia

    • Friday, January 15, 2021
    • 6 pm to 7 pm
    • Free Admission
    • Live on MCCLA Facebook and YouTube

    Exhibition and Dance by Pablo Jimenez.

    This exhibition will showcase the lives and stories of Bay Area artists and familias; the bailarines who are dedicated to movement and who for one reason or another trust in their dancing heart.

    Dancers continue to share our passion and practice of emotional embodiment, physical discipline, and artistic creation within our families and greater communities, we continue to deconstruct the routines and societal pressures that make you question whether you should sway your hips or not.

    Whether you let yourself participate or not or can't, this exhibition is meant to honor you and…

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    Bailando se alegra: Movimientos de resistencia
  • Día de Muertos: Festival of Altars

    • Monday, November 2, 2020
    • 5:30 pm to 9:30 pm
    • Live on MCCLA Facebook, Instagram and YouTube
    • Suggested Donation $5 to $10

    This year 2020, Marigold Project in collaboration with Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts, presents a virtual tour that will show the creation dedicated to the ancestors through the 5 elements, and 5 altars in the vision of indigenous peoples around the world. In addition an altar dedicated to the work of the House of Culture of Ensenada Mexico will be shown on Day of the Dead activities, in an interactive altar and another interactive altar showing a chronology of MCCLA's work for Day of the Dead installed in the MCCLA Lobby 24 hours.

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    Día de Muertos, Tradición que Vive
  • The Collection: A Print Retrospective of Sólo Mujeres Show

    • Virtual Gallery: coming soon on our social media!
    • Dates TBA

    This collection and exhibition showcase the visual culture developed around one of the most iconic exhibits at MCCLA, Sólo Mujeres Show. The viewer is invited to travel in time through the prints created, as support and response to the resistance of women in art, in our printmaking studio, Mission Gráfica.

    Curated by Mara…

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    The Collection: A Print Retrospective Of Sólo Mujeres Show