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Laborfest: Coit Tower Walk & WPA Murals Presentation
Sunday, July 06, 2008
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Meet at Coit Tower entrance. Coit Tower is on Telegraph Hill, at East end of Filbert, Greenwich or Lombard St, near Washington Square Park, San Francisco. Take 39 bus from Wash Sq Park or walk up Telegraph Hill on any of these 3 streets; take 9, 30, 41 or 45 bus from Market Street near Montgomery or Powell St BART to Wash Sq Park.
Mark Dean Johnson, Professor of art at SF State University and author of At Work: The Art Of California Labor is presenting a free tour of what is one of the best labor murals in San Francisco, namely the Coit Tower murals. These important WPA art works have just been added to the National Historical Registry, and there is a continuing fight to stop the privatization. The Coit Tower murals are part of the New Deal’s Public Works Art Program (PWAP) and were also part of a historical struggle when the witch hunters tried to censor the social and labor murals of the people of California.
Added to the calendar on Sun, Jun 15, 2008 5:34PM