Mission Cultural Center for Latino ArtsMission Cultural Center for Latino Arts

KQED is proud to display artwork from different community-focused art partners in its San Francisco headquarters in months-long rotations.

For its current installation, KQED is displaying works from the Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts (MMCLA), a multicultural, multidisciplinary arts organization located in the heart of San Francisco’s Mission district. MCCLA was established in 1977 by artists and community activists with a shared vision to promote, preserve and develop the cultural arts that reflect the living tradition and experiences of the Chicano, Central and South American, and Caribbean people, and to make arts accessible as an essential element to community development and well-being.

MCCLA provides the community with an arena in which to develop new artistic skills, as well as support local and established artists that serve their community. MCCLA collaborates with other arts, social and humanitarian groups to provide the widest range of programming possible.

The Mission Gráfica Poster Series
The 13 posters on view in the Pub Hub at KQED are from the Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts’ Mission Gráfica archive. This series spans over 45 years of printmaking and community celebration around the Dia de los Muertos living tradition in the Bay Area. Mission Gráfica offers support for established and emerging artists who are new to printmaking to produce great and consistent prints.

Photographic print by Diego Huerta of the Dia de los Muertos celebration in Mexico. (Kirsten Dalldorf)

Diego Huerta Photograph Series
The exhibition also features a series of eight photographic prints from the MCCLA collection by Austin, Texas-based artist Diego Huerta. This selection of photographs, displayed in the lower lobby corridor, documents people celebrating Dia de los Muertos in Michoacán and Oaxaca, Mexico. For the last few years, Huerta has captured the beauty, color, and traditions of native communities throughout Mexico, showcasing the vast cultural diversity across the country. 

For more information about MCCLA and their programs, exhibitions and collections, visit missionculturalcenter.org

KQED Live and PRX Podcast Garage event ticket holders can view the installation up to one-hour prior to events when doors open.

Art is located in the lower lobby corridor leading from the garage into the lower lobby, and in the Pub Hub near in The Commons lobby. For questions, please write to communityart@kqed.org.

Creativity Explored (2022)