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S24 presents African Indigenous Swag
EXISTE LO QUE TIENE NOMBRE: Contemporary Photography in Mexico
LUNADA Literary Lounge ~ Quinceañera Celebration
IN REFERENCE TO: Mexican Women of San Francisco
Andres Montoya: The Iceworker's Legacy
Galería de la Raza Limited Hours
"Maestra" Film Screening and Discussion wih Director Catherine Murphy


Wed 3/4 - Wed 5/20 | 7:30 pm
Raices De Puerto Rico Carnaval Contingent Rehearsals
Galeria de la Raza will host the Raices De Puerto Rico Carnaval contingent rehearsals.

This contingent is a group representing the roots of Puerto Rico through Dance, Percussion, and Song to the traditional folkloric music of Bomba—a blend of the three cultures of the Island of Puerto Rico, African, Spanish, and Taino. Bomba is a challenge/connection between the drummer and the dancer, in which the dancer produces a series of gestures with a skirt or with their feet and hands in which the drummer provides a synchronized beat.

Artistic Leadership: 
Denise Solis, Musical Director
Julia C. Cepeda, Choreographer Director

For additional information please contact Abby Hernández at or call (415) 826-8009.

Thu 3/5 - Thu 5/7
Off Your Chest and Onto the Stage!

Are you holding inside pent-up emotions about a fast transforming community landscape, evictions, police brutality... do you have powerful stories to share and just can't find the way to get them out... or have you been thinking about performing for a long time and never quite found the time or resources to do it...?

Thu 3/12 - Thu 4/9
Basta de sus miradas subversivas, cobardes, de su violencia machista
Digital Mural

About the Artist:

Tatyana Fazlalizadeh, a native of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, currently lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. Tatyana Fazlalizadeh's work moves effortlessly between the street and the gallery. Whether using printers and wheat paste or oil paint on canvas, Fazlalizadeh adds her imagery to a national and international dialogue about conflict in public spaces, such as police violence against black people, the Arab Spring uprisings, or sexual violence against women. 

Wed 4/1 - Sat 5/30
S24 presents African Indigenous Swag
by Azteca Negra, Tres Mercedes, and Soldadera

For the 2015 launch of Studio 24 Presents, Galería de la Raza welcomes local Bay Area artists working with textiles: Azteca Negra, Soldadera and Tres Mercedes. These three artists work with fabrics and patterns that reference their Afro-Indigenous histories and bring them into contemporary urban objects and merchandize. The hand made objects recall histories of liberation, honor, pride, boldness, resistance, revolution and spiritual meanings. The showcased items are firmly rooted in identity and merge culture, modern art, geometric principles and traditional textiles that are incorporated in shoes, hats, earrings, and scarves, amongst many other items that celebrate and share traditional and modern art-form practices, beliefs, and positive messages.

Thu 4/2 - Sat 5/9
EXISTE LO QUE TIENE NOMBRE: Contemporary Photography in Mexico

Opening Reception: April 2 | 6-8PM

Existe lo que Tiene Nombre: Contemporary Photography in Mexico, an exhibition guest-curated by Sergio de la Torre and Javier Ramírez Limón, features the diverse work of 22 contemporary Mexican photographers, both emerging and established.

Addressing the question of how photos influence our understanding of reality, photographers in this exhibition explore the central issue surrounding photographic representation of the subject.

The complete portfolio of artwork from Existe lo que Tiene Nombre is co-presented by Galería de la Raza and San Francisco Camerawork.

Sat 4/4 | 7:00 pm
LUNADA Literary Lounge ~ Quinceañera Celebration

Celebrating 15 years of lunar literary ritual: Spoken Word, Música and Open Mic.  

GALERIA DE LA RAZA and LUNADA LITERARY LOUNGE invite you to celebrate the Lunada Quinceañera - Saturday, April 4, 2015, 7:00PM - 10:30PM, featuring spoken word, teatro, performance, and música, with:

~ Marc David Pinate
~ Marga Gomez
~ Ricky Saenz
~ Nancy Aidé González
~ Live Music by La Mixta Criolla
~ Special appearances by Sean San Jose, Norman Zelaya, and additional poets and performers, madrinas and padrinos, who have blessed the Lunada stage over the years.

~ Host & Curator: Sandra Garcia Rivera
~ A fundraising event, tickets are $15 per person ( Doors open at 7pm, show starts at 7:30pm, with featured performers followed by live band. 

Sat 4/11 - Sun 5/31
IN REFERENCE TO: Mexican Women of San Francisco
Digital Mural by Alejandra Regalado

Unveiling: April 11, 2015 | 4-7PM

In honor of the work resulting from Alejandra Regalado’s 2014 Artist-In-Residency Project, In Reference To, Galería de la Raza presents the latest digital mural, which features photos from her work in San Francisco. The series of photos taken during Regalado’s time in in the city represents one part of a six-part series, from six different cities, culminating in the portraits of 500 Mexican immigrant women as well as an accompanying 500 images of singular objects selected by each woman as a reminder of her life left behind in Mexico. In Reference To explores the experience of Mexican female immigrants across America and investigates issues of cultural identity and femininity.

Fri 4/17 | 6:30 pm
Andres Montoya: The Iceworker's Legacy

This reading celebrates the lasting legacy and influence of the late poet Andres Montoya (1968-1999). Featuring three readings by artists with direct connections to Andres: his brother the painter and author Maceo Montoya, the Poet Laureate of San Antonio Laurie Ann Guerrerro, and the poet David Campos. In 2014, Maceo published a book titled Letters to the Poet from His Brother, a collection of reflective essays on the loss of Andres and his relationship with their father, the artist Malaquias Montoya. 

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Sat 4/18 | 3:00 pm
Galería de la Raza Limited Hours
Saturday, April 18

Galería de la Raza will will be closing early on Saturday April 18.

Main Gallery Hours: 12-3PM ($5.00 entrance fee)

Studio 24 Hours: 12-6PM

Sat 4/25 | 7:00 pm
"Maestra" Film Screening and Discussion wih Director Catherine Murphy
A fundraiser for Modern Times
Cuba, 1961: Thousands of teenage girls join the national campaign for literacy. Together they helped teach their country to read and write. Their lives would never be the same...

Join us as we screen the 33 minute documentary film featuring present day interviews with women who volunteered to teach their country to read. Director Catherine Murphy will be onhand to discuss the film and the new book, Un año sin domingos.

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