Braghetta bas-relief, Berkeley High School - Berkeley CA
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.
Smith, Harvey. Berkeley and the New Deal. Charleston, SC: Arcadia Books. 2014.
Berkeley Historical Society. Fall 2001. 20:3.
Project originally submitted by Gray Brechin on August 22, 2022.
Additional contributions by Richard Walker.
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