• 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
  • 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.

    Enjoy the Show!

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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