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SAN FRANCISCO– Shaping San Francisco Public Talk: Art and Architecture During the Depression
October 4, 2017 @ 12:30 pm – 2:30 pmFree
SAN FRANCISCO–The Maritime Museum at Aquatic Park recently underwent extensive renovation, bringing to public view murals and sculptures from the WPA that have long been hidden and overlooked. Other beautiful artworks grace public buildings throughout the East Bay and San Francisco, including Coit Tower, and on Treasure Island, where Maritime Museum artists went on to create work for the Golden Gate International Exposition in 1939. Join Richard Everett (Maritime Museum), Anne Schnoebelen (Treasure Island Museum), and Harvey Smith(Living New Deal) for a revealing discussion of the art, architecture, and politics that challenged the economic impoverishment of the Depression by inspiring flourishing public art.
Photo: Artists paint mural at Maritime Museum, May 18, 1938. Source: National Maritime Museum (P88-035.148p)
SHAPING SAN FRANCISCO FREE PUBLIC TALKS is supported by a California Humanities’ Humanities for All Quick Grant. To learn more about Humanities for All Quick Grants, please visit our webpage here.