• The Marvelous Real (Lo Real Maravilloso)

    • Exhibition Dates: January 29 to February 28, 2015
    • Opening Reception: Thursday, January 29th
    • From 5 to 8 PM
    • Gallery (2nd Floor)
    • $5 Admission

    Curated by Sanaz Mazinani

    Lo Real Maravilloso is a groundbreaking two-person exhibition by the husband-wife team, artist Jeremiah Barber and writer Ingrid Rojas Contreras. Bridging narrative storytelling with visual art, Rojas and Barber collaborate around themes present in both their works—the absence of the body, extrasensory occurrences in the everyday, memory displaced by time, and the nature of belief. Lo Real Maravilloso is an observational portrayal of fervent belief in dramatically different backgrounds—Rojas’ grandfather was a medicine man in Colombia and Barber’s father was a pastor in the American midwest. Through video, sculpture, and…

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    Real Maravilloso
  • 28th Annual Day of the Dead: Recrea, Renueva, Reusa: Un Ciclo Infinito

    • Dates: October 11 to November 14, 2014
    • Altar Installations: October 11, 2014

    The path of all beings does not have a beginning or an end. Instead, each of us follows a cycle that renovates itself effortlessly. We may say we are recycled material from our parents, grandparents, great-grandparents, and fore-bearers, which in turn are manifestations of our more distant ancestors. “Recrea, Renueva, Reusa: Un Ciclo Infinito” is a loop of existence that recycles itself. For our 2014 Day of the Dead exhibition, MCCLA wants to explore the themes of Recreate (Recrea), Renew (Renueva), and Reuse (Reusa) as unavoidable cycles in our lives.

    Curator: Demetrio Barrita

    Contact: gallery@missionculturalcenter.org

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    Día De Muertos 2014: Recrea, Renueva, Reusa
  • East Side Story and Chicano Soul: Lowrider Photo Exhibit and More!

    • Opening Reception: August 9, 2014
    • From 6 to 9:30 pm
    • $5 Admission
    • 2nd Floor Galleries
    • Film screening: August 9, 2014 at 7 PM

    In conjunction with the Lowriding season MCCLA is thrilled to present featured artists: Yolanda Lopez, Art Meza, Adolfo Arias, and Fern Balladares whose art work represent lowrider culture past and present. Join us at the opening reception to meet the artists, hear excerpts of Meza’s Lowriting book, view screening of “Why I Ride” a documentary on 80’s lowrider car scene in San Francisco by Vero Majano & Debra Koffler. Walk along the display of lowrider cars parked in front of the center, and listen to oldies by DJ Soulera. Be a part of reclaiming…

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    Lowrider Show
  • Gustavo Mora – Printmaker

    • Opening: Thursday, July 31, 2014
    • From 7 to 9 PM
    • Closing: Saturday, August 30, 2014

    Gustavo Mora was born in Mexico and studied Studio Arts at the Institute of Visual Arts in Puebla Mexico where he was influenced by Expressionism, Mexican Graphic Arts, as well as, literary and cinematic works. Mora’s work is based on his drawing practice and is applied to different techniques in intaglio, relief printmaking and lithography. He has participated in exhibits and art events in Mexico, Argentina, Cuba, Costa Rica, France, Romania, Greece, the United States and Japan. Mora has been member of the California Society of Printmakers since 2008 and is currently teaching relief printmaking at Mission…

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    Print by Gustavo Mora
  • 27th Annual Day of the Dead Exhibition: La Llorona

    • From October 16 to November 23, 2013
    • Opening Reception: November 2, 2013
    • From 6 PM to 11 PM
    • $5 Admission

    La Llorona: Llanto de vida y muerte en el distrito de la Misión (Weeping for the life and death of the Mission District)

    Altar Installations curated by: Martina Ayala

    This year's exhibit will create an inclusive and celebratory space for artists and community members to reflect and mourn on the death of “La Mission” we used to know and experience, as well as the renewal and current changes that the local community is facing.

    Day Of The Dead Altar Winners

    Pre-Hispanic Altar:
    Transmutation and Life Forces Energy - Margarita Camarena

    Colonial Altar:
    Lagrimas por Mis…

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    La Llorona
  • 26th Annual Day of the Dead Exhibition: Death On Installment Plan

    • Exhibition dates: Octover 20 to November 17, 2012
    • Gala reception: November 2, 2012

    Exhibition design: Maurizzio Hector Pineda

    The Day of the Dead is a rich and vibrant celebration within the Latino community and MCCLA has a long history of calling upon the dead in the months of October and November. This year’s exhibition title is Death on installment plan • Muerte en plan de pagos.

    Mole To Die For Winners

    Peoples choice

    1st Homemade Mole $100: Dena Cornett
    2nd Homemade Mole $75: Rosa López
    3rd Homemade Mole $50: Israel Escudero
    Honorable mention: Alfonso Ochoa family

    Professional

    1st Prize: Francisco Hernandez (El Metate, con Sabor a…

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    People eating Mole
  • 25th Annual Day of the Dead Exhibition: Death in Parallel

    • Exhibition open until November 19, 2011
    • Inti-Raymi Gallery (2nd Floor)

    Through a visual journey of folkloric and contemporary altars, Death in Parallel examines el acompañimiento, the accompaniment of the dead in our everyday lives. A whisper, a fleeting shadow lets us know they are here with us. Other signals are close at hand, but how open are we to acknowledging the presence of our ancestors? Death in Parallel explores this relationship, which eyes open or closed, remains an intimate one. With the creative presentation of stories, photos, home video and personal artifacts, MCCLA continues our participation in a rich and vibrant tradition within our Latino community to call upon the dead as we remember and honor our…

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    Death in Parallel: Muerte Paralela