The Mothers Building Murals Exhibition at SF History Center

Starting December 15, the San Francisco History Center at the city’s Main Public Library will host an exhibition showcasing photographs of the WPA murals in the Mothers Building at the San Francisco Zoo. Richard Rothman’s photographs offer a glimpse of this important set of murals, which are currently under restoration. The Mothers Building, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, has been closed to the public since 2002 due to structural deterioration. It is the only building in San Francisco featuring New Deal-funded art created by an all-women group of artists. Helen Forbes and Dorothy W. Pucinelli painted four murals representing the story of Noah and the Ark. Sisters Helen, Margaret and Ester Bruton created two mosaics located outside of the building. The exhibition will be open from December 15, 2018 to March 15, 2019. Richard Rothman will give tours of the exhibit and offer information about the Mothers Building restoration on Saturday, January 12 and Saturday, February 9, from 1:00-3:00 pm.

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