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Maestrapeace Artworks records
2008-50  
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Description
The Maestrapeace Artworks records document the process of creating the mural Maestrapeace on the San Francisco Women’s Building. The collection includes a small amount of correspondence; administrative, financial and legal records; publicity; news clippings; research materials; artwork and architectural designs; photographs; interviews with the artists; and Hi-8 and video footage of the artists working. There is also a small amount of material from other Maestrapeace Artworks projects.
Background
Maestrapeace Artworks is an arts organization composed of seven women muralists who together designed and painted the nationally acclaimed mural “Maestrapeace” on the San Francisco Women’s Building. The mural honors the history of women’s contributions to societies worldwide and honors both famous and unsung women. The artists and founders of Maestrapeace Artworks are Juana Alicia, Miranda Bergman, Edythe Boone, Susan Kelk Cervantes, Meera Desai, Yvonne Littleton, and Irene Perez. They painted the mural – with many helpers— in 1994. Maestrapeace Artworks was created so the women could continue their work together and provide communities with similar works of art dedicated to the diversity and cultural strength of women. Maestrapeace Artworks is an active and integral part of the San Francisco Bay Area mural movement. More information and individual artist biographies are available on the San Francisco Women’s Building website: http://www.womensbuilding.org/muralrestoration/Home.html
Extent
4 cartons, 2 oversize boxes (9 linear feet)
Restrictions
Copyright is retained by the original artists.
Availability
Collection is open for research. Funding for processing this collection was provided by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) and the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR).