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

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 19 October 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles 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

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Thank Fred Q
Tenafly, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles 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

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Beijing, China
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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Aquitaine, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2015 via mobile

The Pan American Unity Mural located at the City College of San Francisco is tucked away on the campus, but it is worth any and every effort you can take to go and see it, as it is spectacular. The mural shows the fusion of his personal roots in the soil of the lands of Latin America and the mechanical... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2014

The mural is located inside of the San Francisco Art Institute. It is not an easy room to find. But once you see it, it is beautiful. It is a large wall to wall, ceiling to floor mural. I have to admit that I hoped that there were other pieces by him, but sadly there weren't. If you are going... More 

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Dover, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2013

If you know who Diego Rivera is you don't need me to say anything. If you don't, maybe you remember a movie about Frieda Khalo, He's the husband. Actually he was far more important, but his light is fading. It is a must see item. We found parking. You won't need more than 30 minutes.

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2013

I lived in SF for 5 years and always wanted to visit but never find the time. I finally did on a recent trip back to the Bay Area and I can't believe I didn't go sooner. This is wonderful. Another reason I miss the Bay is amazing (free! attractions) like this. Make sure you come for the guided bit.... More 

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