Art in Action exhibition

About This Item

Silent, color footage from the Golden Gate International Exposition on Treasure Island in San Francisco (1939/40), produced by Orville C. Goldner. Features scenes from the Art in Action exhibition, including coverage of Diego Rivera and Miné Okubo working on the Pan American Unity Mural and of various artists demonstrating: sculpture; mosaics; printing; doll making; weaving; pottery and axe carving. Note that Movette Film Transfer of San Francisco remastered this 16mm negative film print in March 2018 in 2K resolution (2048x1556 pixels), using a Lasergraphics film scanner. Opening graphic designed by Carrie Hawks.

Please note that some people have identified the woman shown working on the Pan American Unity Mural as Thelma Johnson Streat and not Miné Okubo. Please feel free to share your opinion on this in our Comments section.

To access more detailed information about Rivera's work on the Pan American Unity Mural, visit City College of San Francisco's The Diego Rivera Mural Project (web link below):

Type of material
Kodachrome amateur film
Recording medium
16mm color silent film
Date aired
Originally aired on
Orville C. Goldner

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