John Crosse's blog covers characters important to our story as they traversed the state. We have shared information for a number of years. His output is prodigious, the gold standard for us.
MoMA's 2011-2012 retrospective of Rivera's 1931 one-man show. He was second only to Matisse in having a solo show.
The Living New Deal aims to help preserve New Deal art and architecture from destruction or privatization, to see that New Deal sites are properly marked, and to help communities and families across the nation rediscover their heritage.
The original purpose of Treasure Island was to host the 1939-40 Golden Gate International Exposition. The GGIE was a glowing Art Deco “Magic City” of towers, gardens, goddesses, and dazzling lighting effects created to celebrate the ascendency of California and San Francisco as economic, political, and cultural forces in the Pacific region. [An 8 foot replica of the GGIE's 80 foot Pacifica by Ralph Stackpole now adorns the garden outside the mural at City College.]
RESOURCES about the Pan American Unity mural and City College of San Francisco
See a description of CHI’s photogrammetry shoot of the mural. This digital record will be a benchmark of the mural’s physical condition for future generations
This is KQED’s take on a mural tour app.
Primary assistant Emmy Lou also acted as Diego’s secretary in 1940-41 and so had an intimate perspective on work surrounding our mural. Her son, our good friend Don Cairns (the little boy in the front center of the mural), has been very supportive of our efforts.
Here is a 23 minute abridged version of the Documentary by filmmaker Bill Dierssen. The head was a 2004 gift from the state of Veracruz, Mexico. Here is a link to the Olmec head in 3-D.• The PBS History Detectives segment on Thelma Johnson Streat.
A Diego Rivera assistant on the mural, she left with Rivera’s blessing to have a show at L.A.'s Stendahl Gallery.
Julia Bergman and Will Maynez appear in the episode.
A guide to the art at City College.
A guide to information available at the College.
Information about one of the founding members of The Diego Rivera Mural Project.
One of Diego's most importand assistants and Frida's dear friend.
An hour long audio recording in Spanish. Diego's daughter Ruth interviews him in 1956, the year before he dies.