Exhibits & Events+

Recent Exhibits & Events+

Tramas Urbanas

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March 24, 2017 - May 28, 2017

Opening Reception
Friday, March 24, 2017
6:00 - 8:00 P.M. 

The Mexican Museum 
2 Marina Blvd., Bldg. D
Parking available in Fort Mason Center
Free parking available in the Marina Green

In partnership with the Secretaría de Relaciones Exteriores de México and the Consulate General of Mexico in San Francisco, The Mexican Museum is proud to present the exhibition, Tramas Urbanas (Urban Patterns), featuring the textural work of acclaimed Mexican visual artist Paloma Torres. Created over the last three years as part of the Sistema Nacional de Creadores de Arte (SNCA; National System of Art Creators), Tramas Urbanas is a visually provocative collection of abstract sculptures and handmade textiles based on a series of aerial photographs the artist took over Mexico City.

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Fascination with Fauna: The Portrayal of Animals in Pre-Hispanic Art

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December 16, 2016 - February 26, 2017

Opening Reception
Thursday, December 15, 2016
6:00 - 8:00 P.M.

The Mexican Museum 
2 Marina Blvd., Bldg. D
Parking available in Fort Mason Center
Free parking available in the Marina Green

Featuring art from the museum’s renowned Pre-Hispanic collection, the exhibition will communicate the significance of animals in nature, religion, society, and art to three cultures from early Mexico (the Nayarit, Colima, and Zapotec), Central America, and Peru. Visually engaging and historically significant, the art on display will include vessels used for ceremonial practices and everyday use and pottery that boldly illustrates the immense skill of the native peoples in using animal designs and images. These magnificent pieces communicate the celebration of distinct animal capabilities, like the stealth of the jaguar, the graceful agility of the hummingbird, the quickness and cleverness of the coyote, and much more.

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Cinco y Cinco/Five and Five

June 23 — November 6, 2016

Guest Curator: Anthony Torres

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Zellerbach Family Foundation
Wallace Alexander Gerbode Foundation
William and Flora Hewlett Foundation

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