Exhibit of Sargent Johnson Public Works

2/2/2012 - 5 am

The Public Works of Sargent Johnson Photographed by Duane Conliffe February 2 – 24, 2012 Opening Reception Thursday, February 2 5-9 pm Canessa Gallery, 708 Montgomery Street (at Washington and Columbus) Duane Conliffe’s gorgeous large-scale photographs depict Sargent Johnson’s New… read more

Event details

Time: 5:00 am PST - 9:00 am PST
Date: Thu. Feb 2nd, 2012 - Tue. Jan 24th, 2012
Location: Canessa Gallery
Coordinator phone: 415-296-9029
Registration: www.canessa.org
Additional info: Exhibit shown, other than opening day & Friday, Feb. 3d, by appointment only – 415-296-9029

Poetry Reading: Coit Tower By and For the People

1/27/2012 - 7 pm

The Revolutionary Poets Brigade presents a POETRY READING and FUNDRAISER TO BENEFIT THE PROTECT COIT TOWER COMMITTEE. “Artists and Poets Join Together to Protect Coit Tower and its WPA Murals from the Dangers of Neglect and Over-Commercialization.” Friday Jan. 27,… read more

Event details

Time: 7:00 pm PST - 9:00 pm PST
Date: Fri. Jan 27th, 2012
Location: Focus Gallery
Additional info: 1534 Grant Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94133

Coit Tower Murals Restoration

1/20/2012 - 10 am

Gray Brechin will appear on KQED, 88.5 FM (San Francisco), in a discussion of the great Coit Tower murals and their imminent restoration after years of heavy public viewing.  Friday, January 20, 2012, 10-11 am.

Event details

Time: 10:00 am PST - 11:00 am PST
Date: Fri. Jan 20th, 2012 - Fri. Jan 20th, 2012
Location: KQED-FM radio 88.5, San Francisco

Standing in the Ruins of What We Built

3/7/2011 - 7 pm

Standing in the Ruins of What We Built: New Deal Expansion of Public Education During the Great Depression and Its Contraction Today Conference: 1935: The Reality and the Promise

Event details

Time: 7:00 pm PST
Date: Mon. Mar 7th, 2011
Location: Hofstra Cultural Center, Hofstra University
Registration: http://www.hofstra.edu/Events/allday.cfm?da=7&mo=4&ye=2011&et=0&mode=m

Tribute to WPA concert

10/3/2010 - 6 pm

In conjunction with the major exhibition of WPA art at Walnut Creek’s Bedford Gallery, the California Symphony will be presenting a concert that includes Federal Music Project compositions by Aaron Copland and Ernst Bacon (as well as Ludwig von Beethoven,… read more

Event details

Time: 6:00 pm PST - 9:00 pm PST
Date: Sun. Oct 3rd, 2010
Location: Bedford Gallery, Walnut Creek, CA

Coit Tower Mural Walk

7/24/2010 - 9 pm

Dozens of artists were hired by the Civil Works Administration to decorate the public spaces and staircase of the new Coit Tower at the time of the San Francisco General Strike. Gray Brechin and Peter Driscoll will show how those… read more

Event details

Time: 9:30 pm PST
Date: Sat. Jul 24th, 2010
Location: Coit Tower
Event cost: Free
Additional info: Meet at Coit Tower Entrance

Laborfest Bay Boat Tour

7/18/2010 - 5 pm

Building Bridges and Labor Maritime History Boat Tour – A three-hour narrated tour of labor on and around SF Bay, including work on the new Bay Bridge span. For more LaborFest events visit their website.

Event details

Time: 5:45 pm PST
Date: Sun. Jul 18th, 2010
Location: TBA
Coordinator Email: [email protected]
Coordinator phone: 415-642-8006
Registration: http://www.laborfest.net/
Event cost: $40
Additional info: Reservations required.

New Deal Maps

Check out our latest map and guide to the work of the New Deal in Washington, D.C. It includes 500 New Deal sites in the District alone, highlighting 34 notable sites, and includes an inset map of the area around the National Mall which can be used for self-guided walking tours.

Take a look at our previous guides, equally comprehensive, covering key New Deal sites in San Francisco and New York City.