In 1940, more than sixty-five artists made their creative processes public when they participated in Art in Action, an exhibition of live art making conceived by architect Timothy L. Pfleuger as part of the Golden Gate International Exposition on Treasure Island. Among these artists was Diego Rivera, who during this time painted the mural Pan American Unity, which arrives at SFMOMA this summer in the Roberts Family Gallery free admission space.
Taking inspiration from this historical connection, the Mini Mural Festival invites three local organizations to commission and host artists to paint murals live in the adjacent outdoor corridor. Music, movement, and other activities will complement the live-painting experiences. The 8’x8’ murals — responding to the theme of cross-cultural solidarity — will be temporarily displayed at the museum, then returned to the partner organizations.