Save The Historic Murals at George Washington High School

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The artwork on the walls of George Washington High School in San Francisco was done by a WPA artist Victor Arnautoff exposed the hypocrisy of American History and that is not being seen or understood by those trying to remove and paint over the past.

“The murals represent social history. They provide an inclusive and truthful history. … Removing them represents censorship as well as a reactionary moment in time,” an unidentified commenter said. “What I do recommend is that the school board establishes a multimedia display ... that indicates the complexity and contradictions of George Washington [and] the extraordinary history of Victor Arnautoff.”

Signing this petition shows that you do not want the historic artwork removed at a high cost to the city and wish to preserve the artistic social commentary of Victor Arnautoff. In addition to signing this petition please visit www.ProtectPublicArt.org and find out more about the Coalition to Protect Public Art and their campaign to put a measure on the ballot to prevent these murals from being destroyed.