Mexican Museum

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El Museo Mexicano or The Mexican Museum is a San Francisco, California, USA museum created to exhibit the aesthetic expression of the Latino, Chicano, Mexican, and Mexican-American people.

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Founded in 1975 by San Francisco artist Peter Rodríguez, the museum holds a permanent collection of over 14,000 objects including: Pre-Hispanic, Colonial, Popular, Mexican and Latino Modern, and Mexican, Latino, and Chicano Contemporary art.

The Museum was originally located in San Francisco's Mission District. In 2001, the Museum was relocated to its current location at Fort Mason Center, Building D, Marina Boulevard and Buchanan Street, San Francisco. The museum is due to break ground in early 2013 on their new building which will be located on Mission and 3rd Streets.[1][2]

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