The latest round in the fight over the George Washington High School murals took place on July 9, when a small group that want them painted over crashed a meeting of mural supporters and chaos ensued.
The writing is on the wall for the controversial murals on the life of President George Washington at his namesake high school now that the San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD) has voted to cover them over.
As an organization dedicated to promoting free speech, including freedom of
artistic expression, we were concerned to learn that the San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD) is considering removing thirteen 1930s Works Progress Administration (WPA) murals from George Washington High School.
The Richmond Review newspaper helped break the story about the controversial murals at George Washington High School was was later covered by regional and national news.
Opponents square off against mural defenders at a tour of George Washington High School artwork on Saturday, May 4, 2019
Two Richmond District schools were originally proposed to be considered for “landmark” status, but one is getting straight-armed by the San Francisco Unified School District’s (SFUSD) Board of Education.
One of the largest and most significant WPA murals in San Francisco faces destruction within the next few months.