See below the entire the entire 10 event schedule @ MCCLA!
Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts
2868 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94110.
Tuesday-Friday: 2-8 pm
Saturday & Sunday: 11am-5pm.
Altars have evolved into political and art installations. This year, for instance, Latino artist Adrian Arias created an art installation honoring the nineteen children who died on May 24, 2022, the victims of a mass shooting at their school in Uvalde, Texas.
“There are more than eight million of the type of weapon used by the shooter, a person with mental illness, and these firearms are sold indiscriminately. ” Arias said. “This is my way of saying STOP selling arms like these. His installation is composed of drawings, papel picado, and a firearm.
The activities around the Day of the Dead have been non-stop at the Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts (MCCLA) since late October.
In addition to an abundance of events around November 2nd, the actual Day of the Dead, hundreds of students have visited the altars and art installations daily, while the documentaries “El Último Adiós” by filmmaker Diego Huerta and “Aqui Seguimos” by filmmaker Carlos Solis were shown this past weekend.
The theme of MCCLA 36th Annual Day of the Dead Exhibit is “You Will Always Live In My Heart.” – “Siempre Vivirás En Mi Corazón”
MCCLA has more activities scheduled throughout November 18th, and the cultural value is great and delicious, one may say. There is a “Mole” competition and tasting coming up, additional “El Último Adiós” screenings, altar-viewing at the gallery, and a closing reception.
“Dia de los Muertos” is the celebration of life and death. The celebration allows us to reflect on the cycle of life and death. Giving thanks and celebrating the memory of our loved ones, keeping them alive in our hearts through colorful “ofrendas” that highlight the beauty and rich traditions of Latin America. It is in our remembrance of the contributions and experiences of the loved ones that have passed on to reunite with the ancestors that they live forever in our hearts and minds.
Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts brings together local artists, musicians, poets, chefs, organizations, businesses, and most importantly local families to celebrate this beautiful tradition that blends Mesoamerican rituals, European religion, and Spanish Culture celebrated each year.