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Las Muralistas: Our Walls, Our Stories film poster, 2022
Screening

Las Muralistas: Our Walls, Our Stories

Related Exhibition Diego Rivera's America

Thursday, Jan 5, 2023

1:30–8 p.m.

Gina and Stuart Peterson White Box, Floor 4

This event takes place on a First Thursday, when museum admission is free to Bay Area residents.
 
Film plays every half hour starting at 1:30pm.

Las Muralistas: Our Walls, Our Stories (2022) is a 25-minute documentary directed by Javier Briones and edited by Claudia Escobar, in partnership with SFMOMA. The film features women muralists whose works cover the walls of San Francisco’s Mission District. The muralism movement that emerged in the 1970s in the Mission District marked the beginning of a tradition of activism, expression, and community building through public art. Hear from artists Juana Alicia, Smokie Arce, Susan Cervantes, Elaine Chu, Priya Handa, Yolanda López, Consuelo Méndez, Irene Pérez, Patricia Rodriguez, and more on their experiences, the impact of femmes in the movement, and the effort to make space for future muralistas.