de la Raza Mission Statement:
The Mission of the Galeria de la Raza is to foster public
awareness and appreciation of Chicano/Latino art and culture.
Galería de la Raza:
Galería De La Raza is an interdisciplinary space for
art, thought and activism Galería organizes
cutting-edge art exhibitions, as well as multimedia presentations,
performances and spoken-word events, screenings, computer-generated
murals and educational activities.
Founded in 1970 by local artists active in el Movimiento (the
Chicano civil rights moment), Galería is a non-profit,
community-based Latino arts organization located in the heart
of San Franciscos Mission District. It is nationally
recognized and is one of the Bay Areas oldest, most
well-respected arts organizations. The Galería is an
international forum for the examination and expression of
concepts central to Latino experiences.
Through art, the Galería addresses issues confronting
Latino peoples such as immigration policy, violence, war,
family life, spirituality and race politics.
Galería sponsors the following programs and events:
Exhibitions spanning a wide range of Chicano/Latino
art and culture
The (Re)Generation Program, an interdisciplinary program
designed to encourage the development of the next generation
of Latino/a artists and cultural workers.
The Digital Mural Program, a rotating public art project
on Galerías Bryant Street billboard
Youth Arts Education activities
Studio 24, is now home to Galeria's Youth Media Lab.