The Coit Memorial Tower

Library - Bernard Baruch Zakheim

The Coit Memorial Tower

It is a matter of historical record that the Coit Tower art project was the prototype for the decade of the New Deal art that followed, 1933-43, halted finally by World War II.
The themes of agriculture, education, urban and rural life, social protest, and New Deal Idealism established at Coit Tower were to become the subsequent subjects of those same artists and of others who took up paintbrushes and sculptors’ tools under further government-sponsored art programs throughout the nation.

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2 Responses to The Coit Memorial Tower

  1. Kevin C. says:

    They are lovely murals Bibi, if you haven’t been up here to see them in person I hope you get the chance some day. I love that style of art from the period.

  2. Bibi says:

    I hope I can see them someday.

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