Professor Cherny Comments on UCSF Plans to Destroy Murals

Monday, June 15, 2020

SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE -- Robert Cherny, an emeritus professor of History at San Francisco State University, said the decision to jettison the murals surprised him, especially since the school seemed enthusiastic about the artwork in the past.

“They seem to be very proud of the murals and very much wanted to share them,” he said. “It’s a big turnaround for the UCSF administration. To me this is just somebody in the UCSF administration saying, ‘We don’t want to bother.’ It’s a very cavalier disregard for both history and art.”