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MISSION MURALS
A CELEBRATION OF MEXICAN CULTURE

Murals have always been an important part of Mexican culture. The Mexican Mural movement, which began in Mexico in the 1920's, spawned such great muralists as Diego Rivera, David Alfaro Siqueiros, and Jose Clemente Orozco. It's not surprising to find a flourishing mural scene in the Mission District which has been a predominately Latino neighborhood for decades beginning in the 1940's when large numbers of Mexicans began settling in the area. In keeping with the Mexican Mural movement's belief that art should be accessible to the people, the muralists of San Francisco's Mission District have painted murals on sides of buildings, garage doors, school facades, and even a McDonald's! Balmy Alley, a tiny street located in the heart of the Mission District, is famous for its beautiful array of murals.

 
   
Detail from McDonald's Mural
Playground Mural
 
Detail from McDonald's Mural
Playground Mural

 

 

       
      Linda Flanagan
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