Museums Without Walls: Public Art to See for Free

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The Bay Area is home to some world-class art, some of it housed in big name institutions. But you don’t necessarily have to fork out any entrance fees to get your culture fix with the kids. Over the years millions of dollars have been spent on public art, executed by both international artists and critically acclaimed home grown talent. Think Richard Serra, Diego Rivera and Leo Villareal to name a few. It’s kid-friendly, free and just waiting to be discovered. Click through for the best of the Bay Area’s public art for pint-sized patrons.

Diego Rivera Murals, San Francisco

There are several public murals by Mexican artist Diego Rivera in San Francisco. He was a big figure in the 1930s and passionate about politics and art. The Making of a Fresco Showing the Building of a City is housed at the main campus of the San Francisco Art Institute in North Beach.  Go through to the Diego Rivera Gallery, a space full of student artwork, and you'll find the fresco flanking the end wall. The mural plays with layers of art, with the artist himself center stage on a 3D scaffold. Once you’ve explored the mural, check out the Institute roof top with its spectacular views.

800 Chestnut Street
San Francisco, Ca
Hours: Daily 9 a. m.  - 7 p. m.
Online: http://www.sfai.edu/exhibitions-public-events/diego-rivera-gallery

Photo credit: lipita.ala via Flickr

What is your favorite piece of public art? Let us know in the comments below.

–Erin Feher, Emily Myers and Garrick Ramirez

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