Tag Archives: Galería de la Raza

Community art addresses loss, healing after fire

Some 1,500 pieces of yellow and red plastic are sending a clear message to the Bernal-Mission community: home is community, and community is built on the people and stories that exist within it, past and present. Arranged to spell out the words “there is no place like…”, the pieces are attached to a fence that separates Mission Street from a...

Un Foro de Discusión Aborda el Tema de la Homofobia entre la Comunidad Latina

El artista cuyo mural sobre el amor LGBT ha sido vandalizado al menos cuatro veces dijo el sábado pasado, en un foro para la comunidad, que no previó el impacto que el mural tendría. También, dijo que el vandalismo fue un intento por “borrar” la homosexualidad que es parte de las culturas chola y latina. “De repente lo vandalizaron, y me...

Mural Honoring Gay Love Vandalized Again

UPDATE: KRON reports that the mural has been defaced a third time, and that the vandals in this third incident were captured on video by a security camera as well. Police are investigating the incident as a hate crime. We will update with more information as warranted. For the second time this month, the digital mural on Bryant and 24th...

Talking Cars and Culture With Roberto Hernandez

Roberto Hernandez, head of the San Francisco Lowrider Council, turned the ritual of Saturday night cruising on Mission Street into a statement of cultural identity. He is more than just a lowrider, however; he is also deeply involved with the community’s youth, teaching them about their Mayan ancestry through art and painting lowrider cars. Some of his students’ paintings are...

Mayan Culture Is Alive at Galeria de la Raza

Incense smoke filled the air of Galería de la Raza Thursday night as traditional Mayan Danza dancers blessed 20 youths who had completed a 15-month workshop on Mayan art and culture. For the occasion, part of “Mundo Maya 12:12:12: A Celebration of the Mayan Culture,” the gallery’s white walls were adorned with colorful Mayan-inspired art created by the young people and...

Taggers Vuelven a Alterar Mural

El pasado dos de junio volvieron a pintarrajear a la bestia, mejor conocida como el Proyecto Digital de Murales de Galería de la Raza. Había dos mensajes, uno con el nombre Kanos que no es gran cosa. Y el otro con un mensaje que decía: Yo soy una mierda, lo cual indica un cambio drástico en la mentalidad de la...

‘Searching for Queertopia’

“Searching for Queertopia,” Galeria de la Raza’s latest exhibition, opened last night. It documents the Vela de “Las Intrépidas,” a three-day event held in Oaxaca, Mexico, in honor of its Muxe, or queer, community. The exhibit runs through June 30. Learn more about it here.

LUNADA: Spring Season Closer

Galeria de la Raza is proud to be the home of Lunada, the Bay Area’s only full moon, billingual literary, ritual, and performance gathering. After a strong season featuring the likes of Bonafide Rojas, Fish Vargas, Leticia Hernandez-Linares, Johanna “YeYe” Suarez, Tina Bartolome, and Javier Huerta, Lunada will be finishing strong and steady with the Lunada Spring Season Closer on...