• Mini Illusion Show #9

    • Saturday, January 20, 2017
    • From 6 to 9:30 PM
    • 2nd Floor Galleries
    • Free (Donations Welcome)

    In response to the new government.

    In difficult times we do not have to surrender, we must continue with our art, our passions, our desire to make a world where we can live in peace, dance together with our differences, sing in all languages, the same language: freedom.

    We are painters, musicians, poets, graffiti artists, multidisciplinary artists, activists of art and culture, who do not stop because a new government that threatens to destroy what in decades our ancestors, and ourselves, have built with love. We continue to work on what we know and want to do, because the Revolution is also…

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    Exist Resist
  • 31st Annual Day of the Dead Exhibition: En El Cielo Como En La Tierra

    • Soft Opening: Tuesday, October 10, 2017
    • Celebration: November 2, 2017
    • $7 Admission
    • Runs through Nov 17, 2017
    • Main and Inti-Raymi Galleries (2nd Floor)

    MCCLA invites you to experience interactive installations for The Day of the Dead 2017. In this exhibition, there is an opportunity to impact the senses along with the mind through a journey of a special place where legends, images, textures, aromas, and colors promise an intimate participation of tradition in this celebration.

    Come and enjoy the "Monumental Altar" of Huaquechula Puebla, Mexico; an elaborate altar in collaboration with Manos Creativas, and interact with the altars created in honor of our "Heroes of the Mission" by Adrían Arias.

    Program

    6:00pm - 6:30pm - Coro Redes…

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    En El Cielo Como En La Tierra: Dia De Muertos 2017
  • Off The Wall: Mission Gráfica Art Sale

    • Opening: Wednesday, July 26, 2017
    • From 6 to 9 PM
    • 2nd Floor Gallery
    • Runs through September 2, 2017

    Mission Gráfica printmaking studio in forty years 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.

    This trajectory has accumulated over 4,000 prints that we have, and many of these are going to be for sale. Own a piece of history by purchasing some of these vintage prints at affordable…

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    Off The Wall
  • A Hidden Garden: Monotypes by Rachel Epp Buller

    • Opening: Friday, May 12, 2017
    • From 6 PM to 9 PM
    • Free Event
    • Runs through June 16, 2017

    Artist Bio: Rachel Epp Buller is a feminist printmaker, book artist, art historian, and mother of three, whose art and scholarship often speaks to these intersections. Her prints and books have been exhibited in solo and group shows throughout the United States, and she speaks and publishes widely on the maternal body in contemporary art. She is a board member of the National Women's Caucus for the Art, a regional coordinator of the Feminist Art Project, and current Associate Professor of Visual Arts and Design at Bethel College.

    Artist Statement: We pass on our family and cultural identities between…

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    A Hidden Garden: Monotypes by Rachel Epp Buller
  • Here Now: Where We Stand (MCCLA 40th Anniversary)

    • Opening: Friday, May 5, 2017
    • From 7 to 9 PM
    • $5 Admission
    • 2nd Floor Galleries
    • Runs through June 24, 2017

    "Here Now: Where We Stand" celebrates the 40th Anniversary of The Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts (MCCLA), founded in San Francisco in 1977 as a result of social struggles for greater equality in the 1960s and 1970s. The exhibition honors this history and MCCLA’s role in providing previously under-recognized artists with an alternative space to present their work.

    In recognition of this history, Here Now: Where We Stand showcases how art media, images, and texts may serve as a means of personal and social aesthetic engagement and trans-cultural communication, and as vehicles for historical and contemporary…

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    Here Now: Where We Stand
  • 30th Sólo Mujeres: Revolution

    • Opening: March 24, 2017
    • From 6 PM to 9:30 PM
    • $5 Admission
    • 2nd Floor Galleries
    • Runs through April 16, 2017

    We find ourselves in a precarious time, when the most vulnerable in our community are in danger.

    It is at times like these that artists lead us in resistance and remind us of the strength and resiliency of our community.

    The 30th anniversary of Solo Mujeres at the Mission Cultural Center marks a time to reflect on this enduring legacy of creativity and of the power of mujeres envisioning new possibilities for our community. This year's exhibition is a celebration honoring resistance, which takes many forms, but is rooted in the revolutionary act of love.

    María Esther…

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    30th Sólo Mujeres: Revolution, Curated by María Esther Fernández
  • Existe Y Resiste: In Response to the Elected Government

    • Opening: Friday, January 20, 2017
    • From 6 to 9:30 PM
    • 2nd Floor Galleries
    • Runs through February 11, 2017
    • Free (Donations welcome)

    The Mission Cultural Center opens its doors in 2017 to the artistic community to express a reaction to the Presidential Election of 2016. Faced with rhetoric of fear, division, racism, misogyny, intolerance, and populism from the elected government, artists from diverse communities raise a voice validating our right to exercise the First Amendment.

    Artists from various backgrounds such as; minorities, immigrants, women, veterans, lgtbq, youth, and seniors are intersecting a spectrum of messages that aim to reclaim human dignity. We are not apologizing for existing, and consider the best form of resistance by existing precisely as…

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    Exist Resist
  • Mole to Die For 2016

    • Wednesday, November 16, 2016
    • From 7 PM to 10 PM

    Call to Cocineros! MCCLA seeks Mole chefs to participate in the 2016 contest MOLE TO DIE FOR. The deadline to register is Monday, November 7 at 6:00 pm. All styles of Mole welcome!

    Llamado a los Cooks! MCCLA esta buscando chefs para que participen en el concurso de MOLE PARA MORIR 2016. La fecha limite para registrarte es el Lunes, 7 de Noviembre a las 6:00 pm. Todo estilo de Mole es…

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    Mole To Die For
  • 30th Annual Day of the Dead Exhibition: Ofrendas para las ánimas

    • Dates: October 1 to November 19, 2016
    • 2nd Floor Galleries
    • $2 admission

    Ofrendas para las ánimas (Offerings for the souls) features artistic ofrendas by: Amelia Berumen, Anita De Lucio, Aurelio Melchor Pimentel, Bryan Perez, John Martinez & family, Julia Rivera, Lillian Botello, Manos Creativas, Marco Razo, Nancy Ledesma, Orlando de la Garza, Regina Meredith Fitiao, Susana Gomez, and Susan Mathews.

    In our Inti-Raymi gallery, we feature photographs from a series titled, “Muerte, Culto, y Devoción”, taken by David Trujillo. David’s photographs captured significant aspects of the indigenous ritual of Day of the Dead in Michoacán, Veracruz, and Tabasco. These photographs display diverse scenarios that manifest a Mesoamerican ceremony towards their ancestors.

    Come experience this intimate remembrance and…

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    Ofrendas Para Las Animas