Private Overview of Diego Rivera's Pan American Unity Model - and more!

Bidding Supports: Kirkwood Volunteer Fire Department (Kirkwood, CA)

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$500 USD
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Jul 2, 2022 8:00 PM PDT

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Attention art buffs and digital photography nerds ...

To benefit KVFD, once again we are thrilled to be able to offer a very special opportunity for a group of 4 people to join Carla Schroer, Cultural Heritage Imaging's Founder and Director, as she gives you and your guests a private overview of Diego Rivera's 74' x 22' mural Pan American Unity Mural and some of the fascinating stories about its past and future. Carla is also an expert on Reflectance Transformation Imaging and Photogrammetry.

In addition, you will receive:
- 4 unrestricted guest passes to SFMOMA. (Adult tickets are normally $25 each.)
- A 1000-Piece Panoramic Jigsaw Puzzle of the mural, whose image was taken by Cultural Heritage Imaging.

The visit will be on a mutually-agreed upon date in the next year. Carla Schroer can be contacted at: The mural is located in a public area so you do not need to use the SFMOMA passes unless you also wish to visit other exhibits in the museum.

Founded in 2002, Cultural Heritage Imaging is a San Francisco-based nonprofit that has collaborated on remarkable projects with large and small institutions around the world. The team has been working with the mural's stewards since 2011. Their efforts have yielded extremely high-resolution images and 3D models of the fresco before and after the SFMOMA conservation team worked on it in 2020-2021. The data also provided a useful baseline for understanding how well it survived its removal from City College, transit across town, and reinstallation at SFMOMA.

Learn more about the mural at SFMoMA
Learn more about Cultural Heritage Imaging's work with the Pan American Unity mural

Value: Priceless

Opening Day for Pan American Unity in the Roberts Family Gallery at SFMOMA June 28, 2021. Image: courtesy SFMOMA.


Item Special Note

Please plan to pick up the items you won on Sunday, July 3, 2022 between the hours of 9 am to 11 am. The location for Curbside Pick-up is 33540 Loop Road at the Community Services Building.

Auction items containing alcohol must be picked up no later than July 15, 2022. Please bring your ID when picking these up.

If you are not in Kirkwood your items will be stored at the Community Services Building until September 2, 2022. Please email to arrange for a date and time for pick up.

Small items such as Gift Cards will be mailed to you at your residence address after July 4,2022.

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