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MA-10-19-0250-19

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
Fiscal Year: 
2019
Award: 
$250,000.00
City: 
San Francisco
State: 
CA
Recipient Type: 
Museum
Program: 
Museums for America
Program Categories: 
MFA-Learning Experiences

The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art will create a free, bilingual educational website that will document the Latina/o/x mural-making culture that emerged in San Francisco's Mission District during the 1970s. During this time, murals served as powerful tools for addressing pressing socio-political issues and fostering a pan-Latina/o/x culture within the neighborhood. The museum will interviews artists - many of whom are now in their 70s and 80s - in order to capture their oral histories. The project team will digitally preserve endangered and lost mural sites and associated materials and create new scholarship. The Mission Murals Project will result in an online resource for artists, teachers, students, scholars, and the general public that will increase awareness and understanding of the Mission District's mural-making culture. An external consultant will conduct formative, remedial, and summative evaluation during the project.