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Visiting Artists @ CCSF / SFMOMA

Visiting Artists @ CCSF

An ongoing collaboration between the Art Department at City College of San Francisco and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

Artists who embody the activist and artistic legacy of Diego Rivera have been invited to engage with CCSF students, staff, and our diverse community. Visiting artists are invited to talk about how their work fits within the history of activist art and is relevant to today's students, and hold art making workshops with CCSF students.

This ongoing series began in 2021 in conjunction with the loan of Diego Rivera's Pan American Unity mural to SFMOMA, currently on display in the Roberts Family Gallery.

Art as Activism

pan american unity murla

Diego Rivera, The Marriage of the Artistic Expression of the North and of the South on This Continent, also known as Pan American Unity, 1940

Diego Rivera and the Mexican Muralists used visual art as a way to convey political ideas, give historical context to contemporary social justice movements, and draw viewers in with beautifully crafted, emotionally charged images. Their legacy continues today, and can be seen in activist art across the world, in the art of the Black Lives Matter movement, the Civil Rights movement of the 1960s and 1970s, and anywhere a social justice cause uses visual imagery to get their message to the people. Explore activist art through these resources!

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