San Francisco: Arts for the City - Civic Art and Urban Change,...
Jul 25 2013
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
57 Post Street, #905
San Francisco, CA 94104
Susan Wels In conversation with Tom DeCaigny, Director of Cultural Affairs, San Francisco Arts Commission
Coit Tower, which opened in 1934, was one of the San Francisco Arts Commission’s first projects, and the controversy surrounding it set the tone for the next eighty years of San Francisco public art. From the Ethnic Dance Festival to slam poetry performances at the Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts, San Francisco: Arts for the City tells the story of an urban landscape where diversity and political activism are reflected in bold innovative civic art and often contentious creativity. Illustrated with images by distinguished contemporary photographers and artwork from the city’s Civic Art Collection, this book celebrates a fascinating American city and the events that have shaped San Francisco’s rebellious and vibrant cultural reputation.
Susan Wels has written seventeen books, including The New York Times best-selling Titanic: Legacy of the World’s Greatest Ocean Liner; California Academy of Sciences: Architecture in Harmony with Nature; and Amelia Earhart: The Thrill of It. She is an author who specializes in history and an award-winning editor. She lives in San Francisco.