Saturday, 7 July 2012

Mural discovered in dining area of USA school, soon to be demolished

It is the case that on both sides of the Atlantic, school building stock is being evaluated with a mind to either demolition or substantial renovation. On both sides of the Atlantic long forgotten murals are turning up through the demolition process, sometimes generating community campaigns to preserve them. This mural is a WPA example from Cleveland that is to be lost. Full story here.

Friday, 6 July 2012

College Mural depicting lynching and organised labour.

Mural entitled "The Struggle of the South," by the communist painter Joe Jones. Painted in 1935 for Commonwealth College near the western Arkansas town of Mena and displayed in a dining hall. The school was opened in 1923. The mural is to be restored after having been removed and stored over decades in the school's art department.