About the event

Although modern murals are often associated with post-revolutionary Mexico, muralism experienced a grassroots renaissance in 1970s California. With an added component of community involvement, a new generation of American artists adopted the medium’s messages of social emancipation and political radicalism. Join scholars and artists as they discuss muralism as public art and politically-engaged medium, with artists from Precita Eyes, a mural collective based in San Francisco who were commissioned exclusively to create a mural for Left Coast: California Political Art in the James Gallery.

Cosponsored by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation; PhD Program in Art History, The Graduate Center, CUNY.