Jewish Community Center of San Francisco Partners with The Mexican Museum.
Exhibition showcases selections from the Permanent Collection of The Mexican Museum February 1 – June 31, 2016
Gallery hours: Monday – Thursday: 8:00 am – 10:00 pm, Friday – Sunday: 8:00 am – 6:00 pm.
As part of the JCCSF’s continued effort to work with other community organizations, ¡Que Rico, Que Bueno! is created in partnership with The Mexican Museum, organized by guest curator David J. de la Torre, the Museum’s former Director. The special exhibition includes selections from local private collections and the permanent collection of the Mexican Museum, which is currently celebrating its 40th anniversary. The exhibition focuses on the rich traditions of Mexican and Latino art and culture, from ancient to contemporary art forms, with examples of pre-Hispanic, Colonial, folk, fine and contemporary works including paintings, sculptures, ceramics, glass and works on paper.
¡Que Rico, Que Bueno! celebrates the proud legacies and rich traditions of Mexican art and culture and demonstrates how popular indigenous themes and folk art traditions continued to inspire artists well into the 20th century. The exhibition includes art forms from the pre-Hispanic or Mesoamerican era, continuing through the Spanish colonial period to folk, modern and contemporary art with an emphasis on the work of San Francisco Latino artists.
“I was invited to serve as a guest curator to plan this special exhibition for the Katz Snyder Gallery of the Jewish Community Center. It was a natural choice for me to partner with my colleagues at The Mexican Museum to organize ¡Que Rico, Que Bueno! As former Museum Director, I am very familiar with the permanent collection, which now numbers over 16,500 objects, ranging from Pre-Hispanic to contemporary art. The aim of the JCC project is to share this extraordinary resource with the community and to raise increased awareness for the Museum’s building project in the Yerba Buena Arts District. We are grateful to the JCC’s Arts and Ideas staff for this auspicious opportunity.” David J. de la Torre.
The Katz Snyder Gallery is located on the second floor of the JCCSF at 3200 California Street, and is open free to the public: Monday through Thursday: 8 am to 10 pm. Friday through Sunday: 8 am to 6 pm.
For additional information visit, www.jccsf.org.