Pan American Unity mural
Working on a scaffold in an airplane hangar before a live audience, Diego Rivera painted The Marriage of the Artistic Expression of the North and of the South on This Continent
, commonly known as Pan American Unity
, his last mural in the U.S. The fresco depicts in colorful detail a past, present, and future that the artist believed were shared across North America, calling for cultural solidarity and exchange during a time of global conflict. With scenes of the Bay Area as a backdrop, the mural celebrates the creative spirit through portraits of artists, artisans, architects, and inventors who use art and technology as tools to shape society.
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