Public Art Tour 2: Iconic Art, Activism and Politics of Coit Memorial Tower and Murals.
Thursday, June 15, 3:15 pm - 6:00 pm
San Francisco’s iconic landmark, Coit Memorial Tower (c. 1933) sits atop Telegraph Hill where it commands breathtaking views of the City and the bay. The interior of the tower is filled with magnificent fresco murals created as part of the largest public art project sponsored by the federal Public Works of Art Project during the Great Depression. The story of Coit Tower and its murals, their creation and the efforts for ongoing preservation, is a quintessentially San Franciscan story of art, artists, politics, activism and the role of government as both patron and steward.
Transportation & Accessibliety: Bus and minimal walking with an elevator to top of tower, but stairway murals not wheelchair accessible.
There are a limited number of spots available for this tour. Sign up is on a first come, first serve basis with the confirmation of a completed registration form.