“Murals of the Richmond District” photo exhibit at the Richmond library

Photographer Richard Rothman

The Richmond District branch of the SF Public Library is hosting a new photo exhibition entitled “Murals of the Richmond District”.

The show features 17 photographs by Richard Rothman showing the different types of murals from the Works Progress Administration (WPA) of the 1930’s up to present day. Two prominent locations for the WPA murals are Roosevelt Middle School and George Washington High School.

Rothman’s photos also document additional, more recent murals – like the one on the Grocery Outlet on Geary – and artistic tiles that show the rich diversity of public art in the District.

Rothman also gives free walking tours of the WPA-era murals at Coit Tower with San Francisco City Guides. He is working with several City government departments to reopen the Mother’s Building at the San Francisco Zoo, another site for WPA murals.

“Murals of the Richmond District” can be seen at the Richmond District Public Library (351 9th Avenue) through September 2.

Sarah B.

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  1. Please join us at the Library to see this Richmond District Mural photo display.
    If you are interested in learning more about local murals, Mr. Rothman, local resident and docent with the San Francisco City Guides, will be offering tours of the WPA era murals at Coit Tower during the next three months. Here are the dates:
    Saturday, May 30
    Wednesday, June 17
    Wednesday, July 22.
    Contact rrothma@pacbell.net for more information.

    Chela – Richmond Library

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