Diego Rivera Mural at the Stock Exchange Tower

Neighborhood: Union Square & Financial District

Description

Normally closed to the public, on this tour you see Rivera’s “Allegory of California” the artist’s first US mural.

Please note that due to current conditions, this event like all City Guides tours will only proceed if sanctioned by health officials. SF City Guides cares for the safety of our walkers and guides, so tickets will NOT be available for reservation until it has been cleared.

When sculptor Ralph Stackpole hired Mexican muralist Diego Rivera to paint the inside of the San Francisco Stock Exchange Club, he was met with criticism by the local papers. Rivera was a socialist painter — how can he be responsible for adorning the inside of the city’s “citadel of capitalism”? The barbs were ineffective. Rivera arrived in San Francisco in 1931, ready to get to work. He left a shimmering masterpiece portraying Calafia, the Spirit of California, embracing and protecting the many treasures of this vast state.

Witness the fabulous interior of the Pacific Stock Exchange, discovering all the little decorative details, many crafted by local artists, that have helped crown the building’s City Club one of the greatest Art Deco interiors in all of California.

Note: This tour is limited to the first 25 people with reservations.

Next Tours


    None scheduled in next 60 days

    Schedule

    Tours are the 1st and 3rd Monday of each month.

    Notes

    Meeting location is provided upon making a reservation.

    Reservations open at noon, 10 days prior to the tour date.

    Please note that due to current conditions, this event like all City Guides tours will only proceed if sanctioned by health officials. SF City Guides cares for the safety of our walkers and guides, so tickets will NOT be available for reservation until it has been cleared.

    If the page says that the tour is unavailable, then reservations have not opened yet.

    Tour Length: Approximately 1-1/2 to 2 hours

    Location

    Meeting location is provided upon making a reservation.

    Please note that due to current conditions, this event like all City Guides tours will only proceed if sanctioned by health officials. SF City Guides cares for the safety of our walkers and guides, so tickets will NOT be available for reservation until it has been cleared.

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    Please note: Private groups tours required for groups of 8 or more.