Vol 64, No 8 (2003)


Cover Page
Highlighted on this month's cover are two of ten panels from the Diego Rivera mural, "Pan American Unity," which is owned and housed by the City College of San Francisco (CCSF). The mural originated during the "Art in Action" project hosted by the 1939--40 Golden Gate International Exposition held on Treasure Island. At 1,800 square feet, it was Rivera's largest single-standing mural. Painted al fresco, in the manner of the Italian Renaissance masters, the mural incorpo­ rates the fusion between the history of Latin America and the United States. The panels shown include images such as the Golden Gate Bridge; Coatlicue, Aztec goddess of death and the earth metamorphosing from an Indian woman into a machine; artist Frida Kahlo, wearing traditional dress and earrings given to her by Pablo Picasso; and film star Paulette Godard. CCSF has devel­oped "The Diego Rivera Mural Project," which includes curriculum materials centered around this unique work of art. For complete informa­tion, visit www.riveramural.org. (Note: The top of the image has been cropped to fit our cover.)