The Mexican Museum in San Francisco was founded in 1975 by San Francisco artist Peter Rodriguez with the vision of showcasing the art of the Mexican and Mexican-American people.
The museum moved from its original Mission District home to Fort Mason Center in 1982. Now the next move is underway with groundbreaking on a brand new facility in downtown’s Yerba Buena Arts District scheduled for 2014. The museum’s 14,000 object collection is expected to move to the new location in 2017.
The Mexican Museum is celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month with a number of special events including:
September 12, 6-8pm: Diálogos Gráficos: From Posada to the Present, tracing the roots of Latino printmaking traditions.
September 15: Mexican Independence Day will be celebrated in their ongoing series of Family Days with special hands-on workshops for children and adults.
…and much more!
David de la Torre is the Director of the Mexican Museum.