NCCSAH Tour of New Deal Murals in San Francisco – September 23 and October 14


The Northern California Chapter Society of Architectural Historians will offer a 2021 tour of San Francisco’s New Deal Era (1930s) murals. NCCSAH will offer the tour on two dates – September 23 and October 14 – to accommodate the expected interest in this event.

Robert Cherny, professor emeritus of history at San Francisco State will lead the all-day bus tour. Professor Cherny has published extensively on the subject of the city’s New Deal murals, including a praised biography, Victor Arnautoff and the Politics of Art, in addition to other notable works on San Francisco history. The murals from this era were highly controversial in their day and continue to be (for different reasons) in contemporary San Francisco.

Mural Tour Schedule for September 23 or October 14

9:30 – 10:00 Presidio Chapel *
10:00 – 10:15 – Travel to SFAI
10:15 – 11:15 SFAI tour
11:15 – 11:30 – Travel to Maritime Museum 11:30 – 12:00 Maritime Museum

15 minutes – Travel to lunch location

12:15 – 1:15 Lunch A place we could have lunch is the Argonaut Hotel. One block from the Maritime Museum. We had a lunch event there a number of years ago and it was very nice

1:15 – 1:30 – Travel to SF MOMA (Howard Street entrance opens directly to the mural)

1:30 – 2:15 SF MOMA
2:15 – 2:30 – Travel to Rincon Center 2:30 – 3:30 Rincon Center

Here is an afternoon itinerary if we get behind schedule (probably likely)

12:15 – 1: 30 Lunch
1:30 – 1:45 – Travel to SF MOMA
1:45 – 2:30 SF MOMA
5 – 10 minutes – Travel to Rincon Center

2:45 – 3:45 Rincon Center

* Important––Please arrive at the Presidio Chapel by 9:15 in order to allow sufficient time to verify proof of vaccination of each person on the tour against Covid-19.

Each tour group is limited to 15 people, and all participants will be required to show proof of vaccination before reservation is confirmed and wear masks during the pro- gram.

Registration for registration details, contact

Ward Hill
NCCSAH New Deal Murals Tour 3124 Octavia Street, #102
San Francisco, CA 94123

Ward Hill at [email protected]


Event details

Date: Thu. Sep 23rd, 2021

One comment on “NCCSAH Tour of New Deal Murals in San Francisco – September 23 and October 14

  1. Kathryn Murdock

    Everything but the cost – please-very interested

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