• 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
  • 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.


    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