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Victor Arnautoff Murals at George Washington High School

The following articles are in order by date, with the most current appearing at the top of the box.

"Town Destroyer" - A Documentary About the Victor Arnautoff Murals at Washington High School

Town Destroyer is a 2022 documentary that discusses the art, history, struggle, and politics around the Victor Arnautoff murals at George Washington High School.

According to its production company: "TOWN DESTROYER explores how to look at art and history at a time of polarized national debate over the power of images, racism, trauma, and what should be taught in schools. A dispute erupts at a San Francisco high school over Depression-era murals about the life of George Washington: slaveowner, military leader, land speculator, President, and a man Native leaders called 'Town Destroyer' after he ordered their villages destroyed during the Revolutionary War."

George Washington High's Murals and Screening of "Town Destroyer" at Cañada

In Spring 2023, the Cañada College Library, along with Student Life, will be showing a screening of Town Destroyer. The filmmakers Alan Snitow and Deborah Kaufman will be present for a talk and Q & A. Check back for more details closer to the event!