Coit Tower Artists-in-Action Exhibit at SF Main Library

Exhibit Dates:  Jan. 16, 2016 -- April 2, 2016

Location: Skylight Gallery Exhibit Area, SF Main Library, 100 Larkin Street, San Francisco, CA

Between December 1933 and June 1934, twenty-five California artists came together to paint the extraordinary Coit Tower murals. The first public art project in the United States funded by the New Deal enabled these four women and twenty-one men to cover the interior walls of the newly-constructed Coit Tower in art. The resulting twenty-seven murals are so unified in concept and character that many people mistakenly believe they were all created by a single artist. This exhibit focuses on the artists themselves, featuring photographs of each along with brief life stories and examples of their work. Many --including Ralph Stackpole, Victor Arnautoff, Mallette Dean, Maxine Albro, Lucien Labaudt, Bernard Zakheim, and others--went on to create other significant artworks throughout the Bay Area and beyond. Co-sponsored by the San Francisco History Center and Protect Coit Tower.

Related Event: Please join Jon Golinger, founder of Protect Coit Tower, and Harvey Smith, author of Berkeley and the New Deal, and an advisor on the Living New Deal Project, as they discuss the artists who created one of San Francisco's most recognizable landmarks. Wednesday, January 27, 2016: Main Library, Koret Auditorium, 6 p.m. 

Co-sponsored by the San Francisco History Center, SF Public Library and Protect Coit Tower

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