SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - Jul 15, 2014) - The Mexican Museum, the premier West Coast museum of Mexican, Mexican-American, Chicano, Latin American and Latino art, culture and heritage, announces that Andrew Kluger, Chairman of the Board of The Mexican Museum, has been honored by the Foreign Ministry of Mexico for his seven years of diplomatic service as Honorary Consul to the State of Hawaii for the Republic of Mexico.
At the presentation ceremony, which took place in June during a meeting in Mexico City of 108 Honorary Consuls from around the world, Kluger was presented with a special certificate of service by Jose Antonio Meade Kuribreña, Mexico's Secretario de Relaciones Exteriores (Secretary of Foreign Affairs), and asked to continue in his capacity as Honorary Consul.
It was during this same trip that Kluger met with Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto to promote The Mexican Museum and inform Peña Nieto and other Mexican government and civic leaders about the Museum's new building project, the construction of which is slated to begin early 2015.
Kluger was named Chairman of the Board for The Mexican Museum in 2013. Along with his leadership position with the Museum and his role as Honorary Consul to the State of Hawaii for the Republic of Mexico, Kluger is also the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Early Bird Alert, Inc., a privately-held San Rafael, CA-company that distributes patient-centric home healthcare communications systems.
Kluger received his Juris Doctorate degree from the University of San Francisco and a Bachelor of Science in International Relations from the University of California at Davis. He did his graduate study programs at the University of London and the S. E. Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York.
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: http://www.mexicanmuseum.org 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.