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Laborfest: The Art of Leopoldo Méndez
Date Tuesday July 08
Time 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location Details
Pacific Media Workers Guild -433 Natoma Street, 3rd floor, San Francisco. Between 5th and 6th Sts, and between Howard and Mission Streets. Any bus or train going on or under Market or Mission to Powell Street Station or 5th Street.
Event Type Teach-In
Méndez Rising: Spotlight on the revolutionary works of an artist for social justice
A Special Tribute to the Art of Leopoldo Méndez
Leopoldo Méndez (1902-1969) was a Mexican artist known for his political and social-justice images, and was part of a revolutionary arts movement that flourished in Mexico City from the 1930s through the ‘50s. Méndez, a printmaker and engraver, devoted his career to political activism, refusing fame or fortune. A San Francisco-Oakland Newspaper Guild member bought a set of original signed Méndez prints in a Sixth Street secondhand store for the price of a sandwich and donated them to the local. Now the Guild has had the prints professionally restored for permanent display in the union’s Natoma Street headquarters, and commissioned research honoring the Méndez legacy in visual arts, cinema and labor history.
A Panel Discussion on Mendez’s art will begin at 7:00 (panelists to be announced)
RSVP to (415) 298-1335; check LaborFest website in case of location changes:
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Added to the calendar on Monday Jun 16th, 2014 9:23 PM
§Moved to Mexican Museum
by poster Monday Jun 30th, 2014 9:41 PM
This event is now at
Mexican Museum, Fort Mason Center -2 Marina Blvd., San Francisco. Buses: 19, 28, 30, 47, 49
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