Guadalupe Rivera Marin Joins Edward James Olmos as Co-Chair of The Mexican Museum Arts and Letters Council

-- Daughter of Artist Diego Rivera to Join Other Special Guests at Builders' Society VIP Reception & Fundraiser and New Building Design Unveiling on Sept. 22 --

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 17, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Mexican Museum announces the appointment of Guadalupe Rivera Marin, daughter of renowned Mexican artist Diego Rivera, to the Museum's Arts and Letters Council. Rivera Marin will serve as an honorary co-chair with acclaimed actor, director and producer Edward James Olmos. Besides being an author and lecturer, Rivera Marin is also the founder and board chair of the Diego Rivera Foundation.

Andrew Kluger, The Mexican Museum's board chairman, met with Rivera Marin during his trip to Mexico in June. During this meeting, Rivera Marin expressed her unwavering support for the Museum, which is the premier West Coast museum of Mexican, Mexican-American, Chicano, Latin American and Latino art, culture and heritage.

"I had the tremendous privilege and pleasure of meeting with Guadalupe Rivera Marin, where she expressed great interest in supporting the new Museum home. This includes leading the drive to honor the work of her famous father in our future facility," said Kluger. "We are deeply honored that she has agreed to serve as co-chair of the Arts and Letters Council with Edward James Olmos, as well as becoming an honorary member of our Board of Trustees."

On Monday, Sept. 22, Rivera Marin will join Ann Rockefeller Roberts, author, philanthropist, and daughter of Nelson A. Rockefeller, and Dr. Andrés Roemer, Consul General of Mexico in San Francisco, in being honored at a VIP cocktail reception and fundraiser hosted by The Mexican Museum Capital Committee, the Museum's Board of Trustees, and Millennium Partners. Members of the media are invited to attend.

"Special guests and Builders' Society members at this event will also be treated to an exclusive preview of the design concept for our new Museum home," said Kluger.

The VIP cocktail reception and fundraiser, which will take place from 6-8 p.m. at the Four Seasons Hotel in San Francisco, will provide a unique opportunity for individuals to join the prestigious Builders' Society of The Mexican Museum. By pledging $365, Builders' Society members will have their name listed on a prominent wall of the new museum facility.

People are encouraged to support The Mexican Museum by joining the Builder's Society or by becoming new Museum members. For more information on the Builder's Society, please contact the museum and ask for Adriana Lopez at (415) 202-9700. You can join the Builders' Society online by clicking here or by mailing a check to: The Mexican Museum, Fort Mason Center, 2 Marina Boulevard, Building D, San Francisco, CA 94123

About The Mexican Museum: Founded by San Francisco artist Peter Rodriguez in 1975 in the heart of the Mission District, The Mexican Museum is located at Fort Mason Center, is the realization of a vision to exhibit the aesthetic expression of the Mexican and Mexican American people. Today, the museum's vision has expanded to reflect the evolving scope of the Mexican, Chicano and Latino experience – including art, culture, history and heritage. In 2012, The Mexican Museum became an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution, the nation's largest museum network. The museum currently has a permanent collection of more than 15,500 objects reflecting Pre-Hispanic, Colonial, Popular, Modern and Contemporary Mexican, Mexican-American, Latin American, Latino, and Chicano art.

The Mexican Museum is open Wednesday - Sunday from noon to 4 p.m., located at Fort Mason Center, Building D, Marina Boulevard and Buchanan Street, in San Francisco. FREE Admission. The Museum offers a wide variety of programs, including Family Sundays, exhibitions, special events, lectures and public programming throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. For more information, please visit: or call (415) 202-9700.

The Museum is currently preparing for the completion of its permanent home, which will be built in downtown San Francisco's Yerba Buena Garden Arts District and is expected to open in 2018.


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