murals

5:28pm

Wed July 9, 2014
City Visions: July 14, 2014

City Visions: Coit Tower, Restored

California (detail), Maxine Albro, 1934
Image courtesy of Architectural Resources Group

What are the stories behind the newly completed restoration of Coit Tower and its famed murals? City Visions host Joseph Pace speaks with the architect, conservator and city officials responsible for the $1.7 million project, and explores the monument’s artistic, historical and social significance in San Francisco. 

Guests:

Cassandra Costello, Property Manager, San Francisco Recreation and Park Department

Tom DeCaigny, Director of Cultural Affairs, San Francisco Arts Commission

David Wessel, Principal, Architectural Resources Group

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5:20pm

Mon July 23, 2012
Arts & Culture

The vibrant ‘muralismo’ of San Francisco’s Mission District

Street art has long been at the heart of San Francisco’s Mission District. With its colorful wall murals, it has been called the largest concentration of public painting in the world, embodying culture, passion, and activism. It would be quite a treat if you could see hundreds of the Mission's murals in one place – well, now you can.

The book Street Art San Francisco: Mission Muralismo features over 500 full color photographs, with 30 essays by icons in the San Francisco public art movement. KALW’s Hana Baba sat down with the editor of the book, artist Annice Jacoby.

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