Caras/Cuentos (Faces/Stories)

Event has passed (Fri May 25, 2012 - Sun Jan 6, 2013)
Mexican Museum
12noon - 4pm
Museums, Arts, Cultural Museum, Gallery
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CARAS / CUENTOS highlights some of the finest works in the museum’s holdings including Pre-Hispanic ceramics from Mexico’s ancient culture as well as Incan Peru. Highly crafted santos, religious paintings and retablos are covered within the 19th-century colonial era. Internationally recognized master artists such as Rosa Covarrubias, Gustavo Monroy and Rufino Tamayo are included within the modern art section. The cutting-edge vitality of contemporary Chicano and Latino art is represented by Carlos Almaraz, Virginia Benavidez, Cristina Emmanuel, Carmen Lomas Garza and Emigdio Vasquez, among others. CARAS / CUENTOS would not be complete without showcasing popular cultural traditions as colorful vehicles for conveying concepts of belonging, community and identity.


  1. Mexican Museum
    Fort Mason Center, Building D, San Francisco, CA