Join The Mexican Museum for a Community Painting Day.
April 30 at the Site of Its New Home in the Yerba Buena Gardens Art District
The Mexican Museum invites everyone to come out on April 30 from 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. to help finish its mural that is being painted on the outdoor barricade wall at its new home 706 Mission St.
Anyone interested in helping paint is welcome to stop by and lend a paintbrush. The Mexican Museum commissioned Precita Eyes Muralists to paint the mural.
What: Mexican Museum Barricade will be made up of two murals. The various designs include a pattern of Mexican motifs; iconic images from The Museum’s collection; the Huichol Sun God; images of Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera; the phrase Mano a Mano next to a portrait of Peter Rodriguez, The Mexican Museum’s founder.
Where: Barricade wall surrounding the site of the future home of The Mexican Museum, 706 Mission St., at Jessie Square Plaza, in the Yerba Buena Gardens Art District.
When: Saturday, April 30 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
About The Mexican Museum: Founded by the well-known San Francisco artist Peter Rodriguez in 1975 in the heart of the Mission District, The Mexican Museum is located at the Fort Mason Center. It is the realization of his vision to present the aesthetic expression of the Mexican and Mexican American people. Today, the museum’s vision has expanded to include the full scope of the Mexican, Chicano, and Latino experience – including the arts, history, and heritage of their respective cultures.
In 2012, The Mexican Museum became an Affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution, the world’s largest museum and research complex. The Museum joins over 200 organizations in 45 states, Puerto Rico and Panama that are in association with the Smithsonian. The Mexican Museum currently has a permanent collection of more than 16,500 objects reflecting Pre-Hispanic, Colonial, Popular, Modern and Contemporary Mexican, Mexican-American, Latin American, Latino, and Chicano art.
The Mexican Museum, open Thursday – Sunday from noon to 4 p.m., is located at the Fort Mason Center, Building D, Marina Boulevard and Buchanan Street, in San Francisco. Admission is FREE. The Museum offers a wide variety of programs, including Family Sundays, exhibitions, special events, lectures, and public programming throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. For more information, please visit: http://www.mexicanmuseum.org or call (415) 202-9700.
The Mexican Museum has begun the construction of its permanent home in the heart of the Yerba Buena Gardens Art District, which is expected to open in 2019.