CONSIDER DONATING TO SAVE OUR SCHOOLS MURALS
MAKE & MAIL CHARITABLE TAX DEDUCTIBLE CHECKS TO:
GEORGE WASHINGTON HIGH SCHOOL
MURALS FUND ⇐(Be sure to put on envelope)
P. O. BOX 590605
San Francisco CA 94159
2 thoughts on “GW FUND DRIVE TO SAVE THE MURALS”
A proposal released by the board on Friday no longer calls for painting over the 13 frescoes at George Washington High School called “The Life of Washington” by the artist Victor Arnautoff. Instead, the proposed resolution calls for the artwork to be covered with panels or other “material, means or methods.” The measure, which the board will consider on Tuesday, also says the murals would be digitized for art historians to access. The resolution appears to be a compromise: the murals would survive, but would not be visible at the school.
This is not a compromise; it is destroying art which should never happen but especially when it has historic value.Historians should be able to view the originals not digitized versions. The school board has displayed an ignorance that should not be in an office whose purpose is to educate children not hide them from truths that at times may be uncomfortable.