In their latest video, KQED Arts examines the vibrant art scene that emerged in San Francisco’s Mission District in the 1990s. Sometimes dubbed the Mission School, the movement was marked by a spirit of collaboration amongst a diverse community of artists. Graffiti artist Barry McGee (previously) and artist Margaret Kilgallen are among the artists who emerged during this time.
Young artists have long been drawn to San Francisco’s Mission District for many reasons, including its proximity to art schools and a progressive scene that spans film, visual art, performance and activism. In the 1990s, a multi-faceted art community developed in the neighborhood that would soon make a massive impact on the contemporary art world.