Founded in 1975 by San Francisco resident and artist Peter Rodríguez, the Mexican Museum exhibits the aesthetic expression of the Mexican and Mexican-American people. Today, the vision has expanded to reflect the evolving scope of the Mexican, Chicano, and Latino experience.
The museum has developed a permanent collection of more than 16,000 art objects. The collection is unique in the nation and includes Pre-Hispanic, Colonial, Popular, Modern and Contemporary Mexican and Latino, and Chicano Art.
Currently located in a small space in the Marina District, a 60,000 sq foot permanent home is being built in downtown San Francisco's Yerba Buena Arts District.