Labor Archives Exhibition: Victor Arnautoff and the Politics of Art

Posted by on August 29, 2017

Title: Labor Archives Exhibition: Victor Arnautoff and the Politics of Art
Location: Labor Archives and Research Center San Francisco State University J. Paul Leonard Library, Special Collections Gallery 1630 Holloway Ave., 4th Floor, Room LIB 462
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Description: Labor Archives and Research Center Exhibition
September 13-December 12, 2017

Victor Arnautoff and the Politics of Art
September 13-December 12, 2017
Labor Archives and Research Center
San Francisco State University
J. Paul Leonard Library, Special Collections Gallery
1630 Holloway Ave., 4th Floor, Room LIB 462
Gallery Hours: Monday-Friday, 1-5 pm or by appointment
Exhibition Opening & Reception: Wednesday, September 13th, 5-7 pm
Reception: 5-6 pm, J. Paul Leonard Library, Faculty Commons, Room LIB 286
Lecture: Robert Cherny, Professor of History Emeritus, 6-7 pm, Special Collections Gallery, LIB 460
Co-sponsored by Friends of the J. Paul Leonard Library and SFSU Retiree Association
Free and Open to the Public
Victor Arnautoff (1896-1979) was a leading artist in San Francisco in the 1930s, whose best known work is the mural “City Life” located at Coit Tower. Victor Arnautoff and The Politics of Art looks at Arnautoff’s “art for the people” – works executed in an easily reproduced format and accessible to the general public that were intended to move and stimulate thinking. Like his mentor, Diego Rivera (1886-1957), Arnautoff saw art as “a weapon of ideas in the struggle for a new society.” This exhibition includes a full scale reproduction of his recently rediscovered New Deal-era mural for the Richmond Post Office and a selection of works on paper spanning his entire career addressing themes of labor and social justice.
This exhibition and supporting programming was organized by The Labor Archives & Research Center at San Francisco State University
(415) 405-5571 | larc@sfsu.edu | http://library.sfsu.edu/larc
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Start Date: 2017-09-13
End Date: 2017-12-12

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