One of the largest proposed condominium tower projects in recent years — which includes the Mexican Museum’s long-awaited permanent home — received key approval Thursday, but by a slim margin. Read More
A proposed 47-story condominium tower — which also would be the long-awaited permanent home of the Mexican Museum — faces the prospect of a lawsuit from residents of the Four Seasons on Market Street who want to stop it from casting a pall on sunny Union Square. Read More
The late Rex May was a successful graphic designer, best known for creating San Francisco’s 49-Mile Drive logo. He was also an avid collector of Mexican art, giving his collection to the Mexican Museum in 2001. Read More
Tens of thousands of art pieces and artifacts from Latin America are closer to a new, permanent home in The City after a plan to build a museum cleared an important step Thursday.
The Mexican Museum was formed in 1975 by artist Peter Rodriguez in the Mission district, and the facility moved to a temporary site at Fort Mason in 1982. It has remained there since, amassing a collection of more that 14,000 objects that span from pre-Hispanic times to the present. Read More
A portrait tells two stories: one about the artist and one about the subject. At the Mexican Museum, the stories are expressed in paintings, ceramics and mixed-media works that speak volumes about culture and identity.“Caras/Cuentos (Faces/Stories)” explores the rich tradition of portraiture in Hispanic, Chicano and Latin American art. Drawn from the museum’s permanent collection, the exhibition offers a fascinating look at the power of the human face. Read More
Construction of the permanent home of the Mexican Museum has been delayed again and the predevelopment phase is costing almost a half-million dollars more than originally expected.
The museum boasts one of the largest collections of Hispanic-American art in the U.S., but it’s never had a large enough home to display it. The museum opened in 1975 in the Mission district and moved seven years later to a larger space at Fort Mason. Read More