• 33rd Sólo Mujeres Exhibition 2020: Mujeres Con Faldas de Serpientes y Talones de Águila

    • Virtual Opening Night: Friday, March 13, 2020
    • Tune in to WATCH PARTY: 6:45 PM to 9 PM on our social media channels
    • Closing Reception: April 25, 2020

    Curated by Dr. Martina Ayala and inspired by the writings of Gloria Anzaldua, our 33rd Annual Sólo Mujeres Exhibition features 50 Nepantlera artists from the U.S. and Mexico. This exhibition explores the many manifestations of the “Coatlicue State” in Nepantla, with “Nepantleras” reclaiming sovereignty embracing life, death, and rebirth on their own terms.

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    Mujeres Con Faldas de Serpientes y Talones de Aguila (Women with serpent skirts and eagle talons)
  • #MyHomiesAreMyHeroes: For The People

    • Reception: Saturday, February 8, 2020
    • 6 pm to 10 pm
    • Main Gallery
    • $7 Admission
    • Exhibit dates: February 6 to 21

    #MyHomiesAreMyHeroes: For The People is an art exhibit curated by artist and activist Nancypili Hernandez. This exhibit is an installation of works and process techniques by 40 local heroes and sheroes. Bay Area artivists who have fought for Ethnic Studies, Immigrant Rights, Police Accountability, Safer Streets, Bike Equity, Green Spaces, Youth Services, Affordable Housing, and Cultural Preservation will highlight their use of visual arts in building the future they want to see.

    February 8, 2020 Program

    • 6 pm – Screen printing with Jesus Barraza
    • 7 pm – Welcome Announcements by MCCLA
    • 7:10 pm – Calina Lawrence performance

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    My Homies Are My Heroes
  • Manos del Mundo: Art Exhibition

    • Unveiling mural: Saturday, January 16, 2021
    • 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm
    • Exhibition: December 4, 2020 to January 20, 2021
    • MCCLA Lobby
    • Online premiere on MCCLA Facebook, Instagram and YouTube
    • Free!

    Art exhibition and performance by Adrian Arias, curator.

    Hands of the World is a portrait of visual expressions of more than 100 hands from people all over the world in times of pandemic. Due to covid-19 restrictions this event was cancelled back in December. We apologize for the inconvenience, and hope you can join us this time at Manos del mundo unveiling new date!

    Hands of the World

    International community visual arts project, created by Adrian Arias.

    On July 23, 2020, Adrian made a call…

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    Manos del Mundo
  • Juan Serrano

    • Friday, November 8, 2019
    • 6 PM to 8:30 PM
    • Ch'in Kana Exhibit Space (3rd Floor)
    • Free Admission!
    • Runs through: November 25th

    MCCLA’s Arts Education and Outreach Department is proud to present the work of Juan Serrano, a cultural worker, artisan, and teaching artist. Serrano will exhibit his own artwork, jewelry created from natural elements. Participants are invited to experience his work and see what prospective students will be creating during the month of November. Join the visual art workshop for a chance to exhibit in December.

    Artist's Statement

    I am interested in reusing materials that many other people would consider dead. I am interested in breathing new life to natural elements from…

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    Juan Serrano
  • Day of the Dead 2019: Cultivando Tiempo

    The Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts is pleased to announce the 2019 Day of the Dead exhibit, Cultivando tiempo / Cultivating time. Day of the Dead is a tradition at our center where artists, artisans, educators, and overall community members integrate a truly special exhibit that allows us to contemplate our place on this EARTH in this lifetime.

    November 2nd Program

    2 to 4 PM — Theatre

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    Day of the Dead 2019 Cultivando Tiempo
  • Diego Marcial Art

    • Opening Reception: Friday, September 6, 2019
    • From 6:30 to 8:30 pm
    • Ch'in Kana Exhibit Space (3rd Floor)
    • Free Admission
    • Runs through October 25th

    Ancient myths and legends intermingle with today's issues to inspire Diego Marcial’s art. An intricate explosion of color and texture in paintings, masks, woodcuts, and book illustrations.

    Gallery hours: Tuesday to Friday from 3 to 8:30 pm, and Saturday from 10 am to 4:30…

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    Diego Marcial Art
  • Off The Wall: Print Sale

    Over the past 45 years, Mission Gráfica Printmaking Studio and La Raza Silkscreen Center/La Raza Graphics became two of the most prolific and influential Latinx Printmaking studios in the United States. These studios have been a unique and valuable resource for Bay Area artists to print functioning as hubs that produced posters and prints that reflect communities of the times.

    The combined collections of these two studios represent approximately 4,000 prints and posters, many of which will be for sale in this exhibition. Collectors will be able to purchase prints…

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    Off The Wall: Poster and Print Sale Exhibition
  • Off The Wall: Closing Reception and Artist Panel

    • Friday, September 20, 2019
    • From 7 to 9 pm
    • Main Gallery (2nd floor)
    • $5 Admission

    Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts is honored to host a panel discussion featuring artists whose connection to Mission Gráfica contributed to its archive becoming one of the most fascinating Latinx & Chicanx print and poster collections in the US and abroad.

    Artist Panel: Juan Fuentes, Alexandra Blum, Calixto Robles, Alyssa Aviles, and guest panelist Lincoln Cushing will talk about Bay Area Chicano & Latino poster workshops that preceded and were contemporaneous with Mission Gráfica. Moderate by Jesus Barraza.
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    Off The Wall Closing Reception and Artist Panel
  • De Cajón: Continua La Historia

    • Friday, July 5, 2019
    • From 6 to 9 PM
    • Ch'in Kana Gallery (3rd Floor)
    • Exhibition runs through: August 30, 2019

    Directed by Juan de Diós Soto, this exhibition features installations, photography, and paintings about the Cajón drum!

    Introduction to the history of the Cajón by Juan de Dios Soto and live music by Jaranon y Bochinche!

    Gallery hours: Tuesday to Friday from 3 to 8:30 pm, and Saturday from 10 am to 4:30…

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    De Cajón: Continua La Historia Exhibition