The Mexican Museum to Exhibit at 7th Annual Yerba Buena Art Walk
The Mexican Museum, the premier West Coast museum of Mexican, Mexican-American, Chicano, Latin American and Latino art, culture and heritage, announces that the Museum will be participating in the Yerba Buena Art Walk, the 7th annual spring art event hosted by the Yerba Buena Alliance. Taking place on Saturday, June 7, 2014, the popular, full-afternoon event offers a colorful and creative array of exhibits, artists' talks, receptions, wine tastings, and other events, all presented by the many art exhibitions, galleries, and institutions in the Yerba Buena neighborhood. The Yerba Buena Art Walk is located between Market and Harrison and 2nd and 5th Streets in downtown San Francisco.
"The Mexican Museum is very pleased to be one of the participating institutions in this year's Yerba Buena Art Walk," said David J. de la Torre, director of The Mexican Museum. "San Francisco's Yerba Buena Arts District is the hub of one of the most vital and important fine art and cultural centers in the United States. It is also where the new home of The Mexican Museum will be developed in the near future."
The Yerba Buena Art Walk will offer Bay Area residents and visitors an opportunity to explore over a dozen museums, art galleries, and other institutions, each offering a wide array of art experiences, movements and mediums.
"The Art Walk is a great way to explore the Yerba Buena neighborhood for free while enjoying live music, wine and mingling with the art crowd of the Bay Area," said Virginia Grandi of the Yerba Buena Alliance. "We invite everyone to come and enjoy this one-of-a-kind event. It is an art immersion experience that is fun for the whole family."
Participating galleries and institutions include:
*The Mexican Museum Pop Up Exhibit *Museum of the African Diaspora
*111 Minna Gallery *Intersection for the Arts
*California Historical Society *Mirus Gallery
*Cartoon Art Museum *Museum of Performance + Design
*Chandler Fine Art *Contemporary Jewish Museum
*Yerba Buena Alliance *Berkeley Extension
*Yerba Buena Gardens Festival *Yerba Buena Community Benefit District
*Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Collaboration with SFMOMA on the Go
Art Walk Schedule:
12:30-1:30pm - Pre-Event Champagne Reception, California Historical Society, 678 Mission Street
1:00 - 3:00pm - FREE Live Concert Performance with the Yerba Buena Gardens Festival, on Mission Street between 3rd & 4th Streets, featuring Andre Thierry & Zydeco Magic, master accordion player specializing in Zydeco music
2:00 - 6:00PM - FREE Yerba Buena Art Walk with 15 galleries and institutions throughout the Yerba Buena neighborhood. Participants can also enter a prize drawing by dropping a card at each of the galleries. The more galleries visited, the more opportunities to win prizes. The prize drawing will take place at the Art Walk after-party.
6:00 - 7:30pm - Art Walk After-Party & Prize Drawing (age 21 and over) at Temple Nightclub, 540 Howard Street. Prize drawing at 7:00 pm
About The Mexican Museum: Founded by San Francisco artist Peter Rodriguez in 1975 in the heart of the Mission District, The Mexican Museum is located at Fort Mason Center, is the realization of a vision to exhibit the aesthetic expression of the Mexican and Mexican American people. Today, the museum's vision has expanded to reflect the evolving scope of the Mexican, Chicano and Latino experience - including art, culture, history and heritage. In 2012, The Mexican Museum became an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution, the nation's largest museum network. The museum currently has a permanent collection of more than 15,500 objects reflecting Pre-Hispanic, Colonial, Popular, Modern and Contemporary Mexican, Mexican-American, Latin American, Latino, and Chicano art.
The Mexican Museum is open Wednesday - Sunday from noon to 4 p.m., located at Fort Mason Center, Building D, Marina Boulevard and Buchanan Street, in San Francisco. FREE Admission. 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 Museum is currently preparing for the completion of its permanent home, which will be built in downtown San Francisco's Yerba Buena Garden Arts District and is expected to open in 2018.