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
- Pflueger’s life and work: Theresa Poletti, Art Deco San Francisco: The Architecture of Timothy Pflueger, Princeton Architectural Press, 2008 (book).
- El Rey Theater, landmark designation statement from Planning Dept (PDF). Deep history, with background on Timothy Pflueger.
- 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.
- 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 (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 women of the GGIE not asked by Timothy Pflueger to create work for CCSF, in a recent CCSF exhibition.
- An online art tour of CCSF, to share with friends–though if you have taken our art walk, you know much more than is contained in this brief summary!
Art Galleries 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