• 32nd Annual Day of the Dead Exhibition: Vuelo de los Ancestros

    • Soft Opening: Tuesday, October 9, 2018
    • Celebration: Friday November 2, 2018
    • From 6:30 PM to 10 PM
    • Main Gallery (2nd Floor)
    • Free Admission
    • Runs through: September 8, 2018

    Flight of the Ancestors • Vuelo de los ancestros is the 32nd Annual Day of the Dead exhibition hosted by Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts. The creativity of artists, teachers, artisans, and overall community members has contributed to Day of the Dead evolving into our most iconic exhibit of the year. We carry this tradition forward by welcoming people to express personal, political, and spiritual contemplations of life and death. This year, we have asked people to use butterflies or moths as a metaphor that showcases death as an…

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    Flight of the Ancestors, Vuelo de Los Ancestros
  • California Lucha Libre

    • Opening: Friday, August 1, 2018
    • From 6:30 PM to 9 PM
    • Inti-Raymi Gallery (2nd Floor)
    • $5 Admission
    • Runs through: September 8, 2018

    "California Lucha Libre" are 13 photographs from a larger documentary photo essay Amelia Berumen worked on from October 2016-September 2017. After learning that her neighbor was a luchador (wrestler), Amelia made connections with the fighters of the California Lucha Libre Club, where she captured intimate portraits, backstage scenes, and ring photos of that particular underground scene.

    After approximately three months of photographing, Amelia created her first photo book volume titled "Rudos vs Tecnicos" In November of 2017, "Rudos vs Tecnicos" was cataloged into the Thomas J. Watson Library at the Metropolitan Museum of Art…

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    California Lucha Libre
  • Mascara vs Cabellera

    • Opening: Friday, August 10, 2018
    • From 6:30 PM to 9 PM
    • Main Gallery (2nd Floor)
    • $5 Admission
    • Runs through: September 8, 2018

    Visions of wrestling captured in paintings, drawings, photography, and apparel illustrate the rich surreal world of Mexican wrestling culture. Where the fight revolves around the theory of triumph and defeat. Where each combat and movement ends in a battle polarized by a duality between good and evil. This exhibit focuses on the history of the Mexican wrestling aesthetic, and its importance in popular…

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    Mascara Vs Cabellera Exhibition
  • Intimate Aphorisms: An Anthology of Queer Latinx Narratives

    • Opening: June 1, 2018
    • From 6:30 to 9 PM
    • $5 Admission
    • 2nd Floor Galleries
    • Runs through June 30, 2018

    Curated by Orlando de la Garza, "Intimate Aphorisms" presents a journey into the lives of 15 artists and their uninhibited and instinctive expressions of individuality. The exhibition displays an intimate relationship between the artists and their subjects that ranges from identity, family, desire, displacement, faith, and body image. The artists execute their personal work with a distinctive and palpable approach by re-interpreting imagery and symbolisms drawn from (but not limited to) religious iconography, quilting techniques, self-portraiture, and poetry.

    "Intimate Aphorisms" showcases artists' innate desire to reflect their own truth, on their own terms.

    Featured artists: Toni di Carlo,…

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    Intimate Aphorisms: An Anthology of Queer Latinx Narratives
  • Puntos De Fusión by Patricio Guillamon

    • Opening Reception: Tuesday, April 17, 2018
    • 6:30PM to 9PM
    • Ch'in Kana Gallery (3rd floor)
    • Free Admission
    • Exhibit dates: April 17th to May 12th

    Patricio Guillamon (born 1979) is a visual artist from Buenos Aires, Argentina. His work expands from documentary photography to visual art juxtapositions that contain both his passion for photography and visual exploration.

    Curator: Alejandro Meza | …

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  • Mayan War Room: In Honor of Luis Góngora Pat

    • Opening: Saturday, April 7, 2018
    • From 6:30 PM to 9 PM
    • Free Admission
    • Inti-Raymi gallery (2nd floor)
    • Runs through April 20, 2018

    A Fundraiser and Art & Revolution exhibit of his family’s struggle for justice, including original embroidered protest artwork by Luis’s widow and daughter from Yucatan. The Mayan War Room will operate as a pop-up office space of www.justice4luis.org during the month of April.

    Saturday, April 7th marks the 2nd year anniversary of the killing of Luis Góngora Pat by two officers of the San Francisco Police Department. Luis was a Mayan man from Mexico’s Yucatan peninsula, and a migrant worker in San Francisco for fourteen years. Since his homicide, his family has been on a…

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    Mayan War Room: In Honor of Luís Góngora Pat
  • Diffused Reflections: Sólo Mujeres Exhibition 2018

    • Opening: Friday, March 16, 2018
    • From 6:30 to 9 OPM
    • $5 Admission
    • 2nd Floor Galleries
    • Runs through April 20, 2018

    Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts presents the 31st anniversary of Solo Mujeres, DIFFUSED REFLECTIONS. This powerful exhibition captures and reveals the diffused reflections caused by our rough political and social climate. The fifteen artists included in this exhibition are the light that hits the uneven surface; their art is the reflection we are viewing. Their artworks offer a reflected alternative to the unnoticed and at times invisible narratives that society fails to acknowledge. DIFFUSED REFLECTIONS is a casting of images and representations; it is a moment of consideration and meditation for local, regional, and national artists…

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    Diffused Reflections: Sólo Mujeres Exhibition 2018 curated by Marissa Del Toro
  • Crossing Paths: Our Times, Our Resistances, Our Autonomies

    • Opening: Friday, January 26, 2018
    • From 6:30 to 9 PM
    • Inti-Raymi Gallery (2nd floor)
    • $5 Admission
    • Runs through February 17, 2018

    "Crossing Paths: Our Times, Our Resistances, Our Autonomies" is a group exhibition highlighting important stories, cultures, dreams, resiliencies, and yearnings. It’s a reflection on current times. The Mission Cultural Center is the intersection where all the artists who may not know each other share the same concerns and needs to express their experiences along with their dreams.

    Artists: Abel Alejandre, Abel Rodriguez, Chris "L7" Cuadrado, Chris Robertson, Daniel Gonzalez, David Tim, Eduardo Valadez Arenas, Francisco Delgado, Fritz Aragon, Golbanou Moghaddas, José Cruz, Los Dos, Luna Francesca Gomez, Maya Fuji, Mincho Vega, Monica Alfaro, Nani Chacon, Pável…

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    Crossing Paths: Mission
  • Stenciled Visions of Love, Peace, and Chaos: In Memory of Michael Roman

    • Opening: Friday, January 26, 2018
    • From 6:30 to 9 PM
    • Inti-Raymi Gallery (2nd Floor)
    • $5 Admission
    • Runs through February 17, 2018

    In remembrance of our artist friend, we invite you to come and celebrate Michael Roman’s creative works. Michael was a long time artist-in-resident and supporter of the Mission Cultural Center. His signature works left a lasting legacy for the Bay Area Community and beyond. We honor his artistic contributions by showcasing some of his works. This exhibition will feature works from personal…

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    Art by Michael Roman