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UCSF Toland Hall

The History of Medicine in California murals were commissioned in 1935 as part of the Works Progress Administration (WPA). Construction of the mural began in 1936 and was finished in 1940. The murals were executed by muralist Bernard Zakheim and his assistant, Phyllis Wrightson, in the true fresco technique. In

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Saint Francis of the Guns

Beniamino Bufano created Saint Francis of the Guns, a nearly -foot-tall metal sculpture of the robed Catholic saint, St. Francis of Assisi, with his arms spread in a peaceful greeting. On the lower torso, a mosaic depicts four assassinated American leaders (John F. Kennedy, Robert Kennedy, Martin Luther King, Jr.,

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Rincon Annex Murals

The original Rincon Annex is a former United States Post Office and, for a time, was the busiest in San Francisco. The Annex’s interior features “The History of California”, a mural composed of twenty-seven panels depicting San Francisco’s role in the history of California. The mural was painted by Russian

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Orgyen Marble Lion

ARG Conservation Services was contacted by Ogyen Dorje Den Tibetan Buddhist temple in December 2015, to propose a conservation treatment for the lion sculpture seated on the right side of the main entry, located at 2244 Santa Clara Avenue, Alameda, CA 94501. The marble lion is one of two that

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Capitol Rotunda Balustrade

The California State Capitol Building and grounds were listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1973, and listed as a California Historical Landmark in 1974.. The rotunda, which rises 128 feet, from the basement of the building to the oculus at the apex of the inner dome, occasionally

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Mermaid

The Mermaid, a painted steel and reinforced cast concrete sculpture by renowned pop artist Roy Lichtenstein, was installed in 1979 in front of the Jackie Gleason Theatre at the Miami Beach Conference Center. The sculpture depicts a reclining mermaid with adjoining clouds supported by sun rays. The sculpture sits in

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Pacific Coast Garrison Monument

The Pacific Coast Garrison Monument, erected 1897 at San Francisco National Cemetery, is a type of cast zinc (“white bronze”) statuary known as the Union color bearer manufactured by the Monumental Bronze Company of Bridgeport, Connecticut. The foundation is fabricated from units of granite separated by mortar joints, and the

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Sea Change

Mark di Suvero is an American abstract expressionist sculptor born in Shanghai, China in 1933. He came to the United States in 1941, and his first port of entry in the United States was San Francisco’s Pier 40. His sculptures are mainly built from indus-trial I-beams that are welded and

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William McKinley Monument

The William McKinley Monument is a bronze statue atop a granite base located in the Panhandle of Golden Gate Park. The Monument has been subject to recurring graffiti vandalism of multiple media types. The existing anti-graffiti coating was thick and milky-white in appearance, obscuring the color and texture of the

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Mills College Music Building

The Spanish Colonial Music Building is located on the campus of Mills College in Oakland, California. The lobby ceiling of the Music Building is composed of cast plaster decoratively painted dark brown to imitate wood. The ceiling exhibited variations in matte to semi-gloss surfaces which could be intentional to enhance

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Weaverville Joss House

The Taoist temple in Weaverville Joss House State Historic Park located in Weaverville, California displays historic objects used for worship and historic inscriptions on wooden signs and paper attached to the interior walls. ARG Conservation Services was contracted to provide documentation and translations of the Chinese writings on the interior walls

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San Francisco Public Library

Untitled (1990-1995) by Ann Hamilton and Ann Chamberlain is a mural comprising 3”x5” recycled card catalogue cards. The cards cover the wall dividing the closed stacks and circulating collection on the third floor of the San Francisco Public Library. A section of the wall (11 cards high and 5 cards wide,

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