Volunteers “Pitch in” to Save WPA Sculpture at Golden Gate Park

A thousand acres of shifting sand with clusters of old-growth live oak were the raw materials for San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park. By the 1870s the dunes had been transformed into a Victorian-era commons for the burgeoning city. San Francisco’s… read more

Discovering the New Deal at the NYC Municipal Archives and Library

Located in one of the City’s most beautiful Beaux-Arts buildings, the landmark Surrogate’s Court at 31 Chambers Street in Manhattan’s Civic Center, are the Municipal Archives and Municipal Library. Here the City preserves and makes available to the public the… read more

The “Life of Washington” Murals Explained

Click on the images below to enlarge.   Arnautoff at work at GW High School, Courtesy of the History Center, San Francisco Public Library Victor Arnautoff was one of the most prolific artists of the New Deal. Born in Russia… read more

PRESS RELEASE: S.F. School Board President Stevon Cook Proposes Solution to Dispute Over Controversial Mural

PRESS RELEASE  For Immediate ReleaseCONTACT: Laura Dudnick  Office: (415) 241-6565  Cell: (415) 730-0314  Email: [email protected] School Board President Stevon Cook Proposes  Solution to Dispute Over Controversial Mural“Life of Washington” Mural Could be Preserved by Covering Over It to Make Way for New, Positive ArtworkSan Francisco (August 9,… read more