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Mission Muralismo: A Street Art San Francisco

Wed May 5, 2010, 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Cervantes and Velasquez Rm. Bay Tree Book Bldg.

The Mission District is a hot spot for street art, the largest concentration in the world of public painting that embodies activism, culture, passion, and desire for social change. Birthed in the early 1970s, a provocative new street art scene transformed San Francisco's legendary Mission District into an art epicenter that crosses popular culture, fine art and political audiences. Annice Jacoby, co-author of the new book, Street Art San Francisco: Mission Muralismo, will talk about an ever-growing movement of accomplished street art combining elements of Mexican mural painting, surrealism, pop art, urban punk, eco-warrior, cartoon, and guerilla graffiti that has catapulted many San Francisco artists into the international spotlight.  Read More about this book at:

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Sponsors:  Social Documentation/Community Studies, El Centro:  Chicano Latino Resource Center, History of Art and Visual Culture and Latin American and Latino Studies.