Galería de la Raza
Current Exhibition

F.T.P: For the People
UPCOMING EXHIBITION
Sat 5/7 - Sat 6/11

Galeria de la Raza presents, F.T.P: For the People, an exhibition that situates itself in contemporary issues of systematic oppressions happening across America. 

This exhibition comes rooted in Audre Lorde's 1979 essay, "The Master's Tools Will Never Dismantle the Master's House,” as our communities are those who stand outside the circle of this society's definition of acceptable. In today's context, we acknowledge that the master's house is not our only source of support and that the current systematic structures at play will never enable us to bring about genuine change in our communities. This feels especially true at a time when massive police killings are happening locally and around the nation.

The artists presented in this exhibition offer a critique to the harsh realities of systematic oppressions and inequalities that exists in our society, which make it hard for our communities to be able to survive and thrive. The exhibiting works create a platform that honors our struggle and cultural resistance in the fight against the institutional dehumanization of our peoples over body, mind and soul. F.T.P: For the People is a call to survival and agency; it is a call to define, seek, and reclaim a world in which we can all flourish. 

Current Mural
Thu 4/28 - Sat 6/11
What We Do To The Mountain, We Do To Ourselves
By Chip Thomas
Artist Statement: In Flagstaff, Arizona, there is an effort on the part of the Navajo and Hopi tribes to not use reclaimed waste water on a local ski resort, the Snowbowl. The thirteen surrounding tribes hold the San Francisco Peaks as a sacred mountain and land. The tribes believe that deities within their respective cosmologies reside there. To use reclaimed wastewater is considered a desecration in a place where Indigenous people go regularly to pray, collect herbs and to be in the presence of the holy ones.
Stage
Mon 2/22 - Sun 6/19 | 7:30 pm
LUNADA Literary Lounge ~ Calendar
2016 Spring Season
LUNADA is the Bay Area’s only full moon bilingual literary ritual & performance gathering devoted to spoken word, música, song, and story. Located in the heart of the Mission District at Galería de la Raza, and guest curated by some of the Bay Area’s most dynamic word slingers and artists, each LUNADA features community poets, local legends, visiting mystics, and other mero meros of the stage.
LUNADA is the Bay Area’s only full moon bilingual literary
ritual & performance gathering devoted to spoken word,
música, song, and story. Located in the heart of the Mission
District at Galería de la Raza, and guest curated by some of
the Bay Area’s most dynamic word slingers and artists, each
LUNADA features community poets, local legends, visiting
mystics, and other mero meros of the stage.LUNADA is the Bay Area’s only full moon bilingual literary ritual & performance gathering devoted to spoken word, música, song, and story. Located in the heart of the Mission District at Galería de la Raza, and guest curated by some of the Bay Area’s most dynamic word slingers and artists, each LUNADA features community poets, local legends, visiting mystics, and other mero meros of the stage.
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Current and Upcoming Events

Mon 2/22 - Sun 6/19 | 7:30 pm
LUNADA Literary Lounge ~ Calendar

Thu 4/28 - Sat 6/11
What We Do To The Mountain, We Do To Ourselves

Sat 5/7 - Sat 6/11
F.T.P: For the People

Thu 6/2 | 6:00 pm
Muck and Sparkle: The Magic and Pain of Survival (Opening Reception)

Sat 6/4 | 4:00 pm
Cathy Arellano Book Release Party

Thu 6/16 - Sat 6/18 | 7:00 pm
Prieto

Galería de la Raza: an Interdisciplinary Chicano/Latino Space for Art, Thought and Activism
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