Re: Enlighten or Erase? Saving the Depression Era WPA murals at George Washington High School

08/03/19 - posted by Paul Judge

Dave, can you post a link to the newscast you are referring to?

Reflecting hesitation about the false dichotomy they’ve stepped into, the SFUSD provided scant notice of the August 1st public showing of the Victor Arnautoff fresco. Yet scores of people showed up and more would have attended if a viewing were held on a weekend. People weren’t allowed into the adjoining hallway to view and compare artist Dewey Crumpler's vibrant 1970s response mural. Crumpler expresses that both murals work in tandem as a complimentary artistic and historic juxtaposition of important public art, particularly effective in a public school setting.

WANT IN ON THE NEXT PUBLIC OPEN HOUSE (if there is one)? PROVIDE THE SF SCHOOL DISTRICT WITH YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS AND REQUEST NOTIFICATION, Email: newsline@sfusd.edu

“Open Letter on the Proposed Destruction of a Mural Cycle”

https://nonsite.org/editorial/open-letter-on-the-proposed-destruction-of-a-mural-cycle

“Coalition Formed to Save GWHS Murals at the Ballot Box”

https://sfrichmondreview.com/2019/08/02/coalition-formed-to-save-gwhs-murals-at-the-ballot-box/

Here’s a KPIX Ch 5 newscast of the August 1 public viewing:

https://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2019/08/02/controversial-george-washington-mural-san-francisco-school-cover-up/

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