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Art at the John Muir Branch Library
Catherine Sturgeon, October 05, 2022

The John Muir Branch Library was built in 1930, based upon a design by architect Henry Francis Withey in the Italian Renaissance style, and is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.


Interior of Angeles Mesa Branch Library with colorful mural called, Education is a Basic Right, over fireplace
Catherine Sturgeon, June 01, 2022

Art in public spaces can serve as a means of shared identity, of connecting residents and visitors to the community, and creating a sense of ownership and respect in a shared space; to spark imagination, conversation, dialogue, and reflection; and to provide beautification and aesthetics.


Mural Image
Central Docents, August 25, 2014

One of the most breathtaking stops on our daily Docent-led Art and Architecture Tours is the majestic Grand Rotunda, encircled by the pastel-toned murals by Dean Cornwell. Eighty years after their unveiling, the 12 panels of scenes from California history still feel modern.


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