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Address: City College of San Francisco, Diego Rivera Theater, 50 Phelan Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94112
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Fabulous Art

Inside Coit Tower, one of my favorites art works in SF, beautiful murals in honor of city life during the 1930s. This is very historic and artistic.

Reviewed 1 week ago
Thomas V
Oakland, California
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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was an interesting spot on the tour. We had stopped into the art school along the trek to check the mural and History. First you walk through a small courtyard, then hang a left into the mural area. There was a story to the painting and little nuggets of this and that.

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Oakland, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Inside Coit Tower, one of my favorites art works in SF, beautiful murals in honor of city life during the 1930s. This is very historic and artistic.

Thank Thomas V
Houston, Texas
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6 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a treat - it is out of the way from the tourist parts of San Francisco but if you are an Diego Rivera fan it is not to be missed & certainly worth the drive. Our student host was delightful, full of helpful information & glad we had come. The mural needs a new home - a bigger space... More 

Thank Janis H
Berlin, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2017

I'm posting photos of Diego Rivera's huge mural that's in the lobby of the Diego Rivera Theatre at City College San Francisco, which is the location listed for this sight. I don't know where the other pictures posted here come from. The Pan American Unity Mural is a fantastic mural and a wonderful slice of history.

Thank Terrafirma2125
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

This is living history that had been stored and forgotten for years only to rise at City College of San Francisco. It's a must see

Thank Fred Q
Tenafly, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

Hidden in the lobby of the Diego Rivera Theater on the campus of the City College of San Francisco is the huge, beautiful, fresco mural by Diego Rivera. It is vibrant with color despite having been painted 75 years ago. It is a 20 minute BART or Uber ride from downtown, and well worth the trip.

Thank meeth628
Seattle, Washington
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

A world treasure! Diego Rivera's last and largest work in the USA. Frescoes Bursting with color and life. A little tricky to locate, but well worth your time and effort! On the campus of City College. If you need help finding the building call 415.452.5188

Thank sallylasalada
Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed 17 November 2015

Rivera was perhaps the greatest Mexican muralist / painter of his time and his works are quite revealing commentary of the times, in this case the early 1940's reflection. Darn hard to find in City College a bit down the peninsula from the big sights of SF, it is nevertheless a worthwhile trek to see a masterpiece. Hopefully it will... More 

Thank David B L
Paris, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2015

The San Francisco Art Institute (SFAI) is an exceptional place for modern and contemporary art lovers! The Diego Rivera Mural can be found here. without the monastic atmosphere of most of the museums. You can discover and enjoy works of art quietly, and get a true relation with the works exposed there. You can enjoy refreshments at the cafeteria, with... More 

Thank Yann_-_Leonor
Beijing, China
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Reviewed 6 August 2015

I was excited to see Diego River mural. As a Mexican American myself, I enjoyed this painting. My Chinese wife didn’t understand the significance of Diego Rivera so she didn’t understand. When we returned to Beijing, I showed her some movies about him and then she was disappointed she didn’t care to pose for some pics in front of the... More 

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