Berkeley High School: Braghetta Bas Reliefs on Community Theater – Berkeley CA

Description

The entrance to Berkeley Community Theater on the interior courtyard of Berkeley High School is adorned by two cast stone bas-relief sculptures by Lulu Braghetta. On is female, with “Drama, Dance, Music” inscribed in relief, and the other is male, with “Poetry, Painting” lettered beside the figure.  

The panels were paid for by the Federal Arts Project of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) in 1940 but not added to the building until its (delayed) completion in 1950.

Source notes

Smith, Harvey. Berkeley and the New Deal. Charleston, SC: Arcadia Books. 2014.

Berkeley Historical Society. Fall 2001. 20:3.

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Project originally submitted by Gray Brechin on August 22, 2022.
Additional contributions by Richard Walker.

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Location Info


2223 Martin Luther King Way
Berkeley, CA 94704

Coordinates: 37.8687, -122.2716

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