A Public Voice/Una Voz Pública
The San Francisco Arts Commission (SFAC) Art in City Hall program, in partnership with Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts (MCCLA), are proud to present A Public Voice/Una Voz Pública: From the Archive of Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts, an exhibition that chronicles the history of political and community activism and cultural events in San Francisco through the posters produced by Mission Gráfica and La Raza Graphics.
A Public Voice/La Voz Pública, will be on display on the Ground Floor and North Light Court at City Hall through July 12, 2024.
A public reception to celebrate the opening of the exhibition will be held in the North Light Court on Wednesday, September 20, 2023 from 5 – 7 p.m. The exhibition will be organized by decade, showcasing archival prints from 1972 to the present, and will feature posters that captures the vital contributions to the political and community activism in San Francisco.
The posters featured in A Public Voice/La Voz Pública called for legal assistance for low-income residents, clean air and water, tenants' rights, and access to healthcare, many issues that find resonance today. The posters also feature community and cultural events such as dances for seniors, Día de Los Muertos, Carnaval, concerts, Pride events, and more.
Image credit: A day in the life, 1981. Herbert Sigüenza. Printed by La Raza Graphics
About Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts
The Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts (MCCLA) was established in 1977 by artists and community activists with a shared vision to promote, preserve and develop the Latino cultural arts that reflect the living tradition and experiences of Chicano, Central and South American, and Caribbean people. The MCCLA makes the arts accessible as an essential element to community development and well-being. As a community non-profit arts organization, MCCLA prides itself in enriching the cultural and artistic life of the Mission, San Francisco, and Bay Area residents as well.