Free Walk San Francisco: Diego Rivera Art at Coit Tower

Thanks to SF Weekly, here’s an announcement of the free Wednesday  & Saturday walking tours of Diego Rivera’s art at Coit Tower. 


Even us long time residents of San Francisco can appreciate these tourist spots if we haven’t visited in some time. I was surprised recently in a trip to the top of the tower when I noticed how many lovely roof gardens there are now in the city. Plus the public art here is just so significantly radical and uniquely gorgeous.

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(photo courtesy SF Weekly)  Reprinted -  From SF Weekly online 6/4/14:

Radical Murals

By Chris Torres

Coit Tower has its history, and it’s definitely got its views — and some of the best of each is inside the tower itself. The murals, commissioned during the beginning of the New Deal in the 1930s as a way to get artists back to work were painted by some masters in modern art history.

After Diego Rivera’s Man at the Crossroads was defaced at Rockefeller Center for including leftist ideas, these same artists picketed Coit Tower. Ultimately, their work in the tower included similar ideas, but are right at home in modern-day San Francisco.

These murals offer an ideal complement to our city’s monument to Lillie Hitchcock Coit — a radical in her own right. Tours are offered Wednesdays and most Saturdays.

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