Mexican Museum Dedication

 Dedication ceremony for The Mexican Museum in San Francisco, California. Tuesday, July 19, 2016. Jessica Webb

Dedication ceremony for The Mexican Museum in San Francisco, California. Tuesday, July 19, 2016. Jessica Webb

 Andrew Kluger, The Mexican Museum Board Chairman, with the WBC title belt at the dedication ceremony for The Mexican Museum in San Francisco, California. Tuesday, July 19, 2016. Jessica Webb

Andrew Kluger, The Mexican Museum Board Chairman, with the WBC title belt at the dedication ceremony for The Mexican Museum in San Francisco, California. Tuesday, July 19, 2016. Jessica Webb

 Boxers Martha Salazar, Israel Vazquez, Érik Morales, and Gabriel Ruelas gave away over a 100 pairs of autographed kid’s boxing gloves for the dedication ceremony for The Mexican Museum in San Francisco, California. Tuesday, July 19, 2016. Jessica Webb

Boxers Martha Salazar, Israel Vazquez, Érik Morales, and Gabriel Ruelas gave away over a 100 pairs of autographed kid’s boxing gloves for the dedication ceremony for The Mexican Museum in San Francisco, California. Tuesday, July 19, 2016. Jessica Webb

 Oakland-born flautist Elena Durán serenading the crowd at the dedication ceremony for The Mexican Museum in San Francisco, California. Tuesday, July 19, 2016. Jessica Webb

Oakland-born flautist Elena Durán serenading the crowd at the dedication ceremony for The Mexican Museum in San Francisco, California. Tuesday, July 19, 2016. Jessica Webb

 Unveiling the cornerstone at the dedication ceremony for The Mexican Museum in San Francisco, California. Tuesday, July 19, 2016. Jessica Webb

Unveiling the cornerstone at the dedication ceremony for The Mexican Museum in San Francisco, California. Tuesday, July 19, 2016. Jessica Webb

 Linda Loza (Dublin) & Rita Duarte Herrera, (San Jose) members of the museum enjoy laugh at the dedication ceremony for The Mexican Museum in San Francisco, California. Tuesday, July 19, 2016. Jessica Webb

Linda Loza (Dublin) & Rita Duarte Herrera, (San Jose) members of the museum enjoy laugh at the dedication ceremony for The Mexican Museum in San Francisco, California. Tuesday, July 19, 2016. Jessica Webb

 Brian Tavares (9, SF) poses for a picture with Erik Morales after picking up a pair of signed boxing gloves at the dedication ceremony for The Mexican Museum in San Francisco, California. Tuesday, July 19, 2016. Jessica Webb

Brian Tavares (9, SF) poses for a picture with Erik Morales after picking up a pair of signed boxing gloves at the dedication ceremony for The Mexican Museum in San Francisco, California. Tuesday, July 19, 2016. Jessica Webb

 Alcario Castellano (San Jose) and Gil Hernandez (San Jose) at the dedication ceremony for The Mexican Museum in San Francisco, California. Tuesday, July 19, 2016. Jessica Webb

Alcario Castellano (San Jose) and Gil Hernandez (San Jose) at the dedication ceremony for The Mexican Museum in San Francisco, California. Tuesday, July 19, 2016. Jessica Webb

"The Mexican Museum is the oldest museum in the country focusing on Mexican, Mexican-American and Chicano art. Its rich collection of art ranges from Mesoamerican to colonial art."

"At a time in which gentrification is rapidly displacing many longtime Latino residents from their neighborhoods, Tuesday’s celebration was an indication of what a museum can do for the Latino community in San Francisco."

You can read more about the event at El Tecolote.