Rivera's America

Rivera's America

 courtesy of SFMOMA

courtesy of SFMOMA

Recently, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) and the City College of San Francisco (CCSF) have announced a spectacular partnership. CCSF has agreed to loan it’s iconic, Pan American Unity mural by Diego Rivera to the SFMOMA for their upcoming show, Rivera’s America.

 courtesy of SFMOMA

courtesy of SFMOMA

Rivera created the 22 foot by 74 foot Pan American Unity mural with 10 steel frames so that it could be unassembled and transported. The mural will be on display in the Robert’s Family Gallery which is on ground level and comprised of large glass windows so that it can be seen by the public from the street. The gallery is also part of the SFMOMA’s free space, so visitors can view the mural up close without purchasing tickets. 

The Pan American Unity mural is not only Rivera’s largest mural but also the last one he ever created. It is said that the pigments used to create the mural will reach their prime 100 years after its creation. The mural was created in 1940. 

Sources:

riveraproject.org: http://riveramural.org/blog/726
sfmoma.org: https://www.sfmoma.org/press/release/diego-rivera-mural/ 

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