Links for further reading for art walk, “Monumental, Inspiring, and Rooted in History: The Public Art of City College of San Francisco”. [Main Art Walk page.]
The History of City College of San Francisco
- A Short History of City College by Austin White [PDF]
- This history of the college was written in 2005. City College has for some unknown reason since removed it from their own website, so I offer a copy of it on the Sunnyside History Project, linked above.
- Quintessential book on Pflueger’s life and work: Theresa Poletti, Art Deco San Francisco: The Architecture of Timothy Pflueger, Princeton Architectural Press, 2008 (print book).
- El Rey Theater, landmark designation statement from Planning Dept (PDF). Deep history, with background on Timothy Pflueger. Soon to be rebuilt as housing.
- The Telephone Building (140 New Montgomery) restoration and history: [courtesy WayBack Machine]
- More about the Telephone Building on artandarchiecture-sf.com.
- The renovation of the Telephone Building on SF Chronicle.
Golden Gate International Exhibition (GGIE)
- Rare video from the GGIE “Art in Action” program, artists at work.
- More about GGIE, including a partial list of participating artists: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Art_in_Action
- Great set of amateur photos, most by people attending GGIE. OpenSFHistory.org
St Francis of the Guns, Beniamino Bufano
- “When the Saint hit the Road” SF Examiner, 5 Oct 1969 (image file of newspaper).
- Dedication at City Hall: “Bufano Gun Statue Service” SF Examiner 6 June 1969 (image file of newspaper)
Wyoming Coup, William Wareham
- SF Recology Artist-in-Residence program
- Wareham’s Recology work on Flickr.
- The Guardian: “124-year-old statue reviled by Native Americans – and how it came down” Early Days statue removed from Civic Center.
Pageant of the Pacific, Miguel Covarrubias
- SF Weekly article from 2008 detailing the history of the murals.
- Biography of Covarrubias on Wikipedia.
- My article on the Gym Reliefs that Sargent Johnson created for City College, now in storage.
- Some of Sargent Johnson’s local work on artandarchitecture-sf.com. Includes account of the “log” discovered in 2015 and now in the hands of the SF Arts Commission.
- Tommy Lott, “Black Consciousness in the Art of Sargent Johnson,” in Reclaiming San Francisco: History, Politics, Culture, James Brook, Chris Carlsson, and Nancy J Peters, City Lights Books, 1998 (print book).
- SFMoMA page with images of Johnson’s work.
- Sargent Johnson on FoundSF.
- Sargent Johnson on Wikipedia
- Overhoff’s work on artandarchitecture-sf.com
Olmec head “El Rey” and Olmec culture
- Feature on the Olmec head in the Guardsman, City College’s newspaper.
- History of the Mesoamerican ballgame on Wikipedia
The Diego Rivera mural: Pan-American Unity or “Marriage of the Artistic Expression of the North and the South of on this Continent” (Pan-American Unity).
- Explore in depth: http://www.riveramural.org/
- City College of San Francisco, on Living New Deal, an excellent website about New Deal art and other projects.
- Pauline Teller, one of the important female artists of the GGIE who was not asked by Timothy Pflueger to create work for CCSF, in a recent CCSF exhibition.
- An online art tour of CCSF.
Art Galleries presently on campus
- Galleries in the Rosenberg Library: https://ccsfexhib.wordpress.com
- Gallery Obscura: https://ccsfphoto.wordpress.com/
- City Art Gallery: https://www.ccsf.edu/en/educational-programs/school-and-departments/school-of-liberal-arts/art/Art_Gallery.html