Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Sign in Create Account

Mission Dolores Mural: Revealing SF's historic hidden Mural

This 18th century mural has not been in public view for over 200 years! Painted by Ohlone Indians under the supervision of Spanish missionaries, it is San Francisco’s oldest mural yet little is known about it. Ben Wood and Eric Blind rediscovered the mural in 2004 and have taken the only extensive photography of the mural. Painting this unique mural tells an incredible story and would be a major attraction to the Mission Market in San Francisco's mission district. This project will recreate a 22 by 5 ft section of the 18th century mural hidden since 1796 as a permanent mural and piece of public art. Repainting the mural in the same neighborhood as the mission church will, for the first time make this significant piece of Native, and California history available to the public, not far from where the hidden original exists. Who will paint it? The mural will be painted by three famed SF muralists, Jet Martinez, Ezra Eismont, and Bonnie Reiss. These three local muralists who live and work in the Mission District each bring unique, complementary styles and perspectives. The combination of the three will make the re- creation of the Mission Dolores mural a brilliant piece of public art and a long-term attraction to historians, artists, and community members alike. Please help us to share this significant California treasure. Until now this project has been entirely voluntary and this funding will play a significant role in making the mural and its story accessible to the larger public.

Comments (0)

It looks like no one has posted a comment yet. You can be the first!

You need to log in, in order to post comments. If you don’t have an account yet, sign up now!

Ben Wood

Ben Wood

Category: Life at MIT | Updated over 3 years ago

January 31, 2011 17:39
All Rights Reserved (What is this?)
Additional Files

13605 times

More from Ben Wood

Restoration, San Francisco Art Institute 2002

Restoration, San Francisco Art Inst...

Added almost 4 years ago | 00:01:55 | 3266 views

Coit Tower Projection 2006 v1

Coit Tower Projection 2006 v1

Added 5 years ago | 00:05:19 | 5057 views

Las Paredes Oyen- The Walls Have Ears

Las Paredes Oyen- The Walls Have Ears

Added 5 years ago | 00:11:22 | 4166 views

Coit Tower Projection 2009

Coit Tower Projection 2009

Added over 4 years ago | 00:01:45 | 4515 views

Uncovering the Presidio Officers Club, San Francisco 2005

Uncovering the Presidio Officers Cl...

Added almost 4 years ago | 00:29:50 | 4094 views

WISDOMS OF THE EAST & WEST a meditation on murals by Jean Charlot and Affandi


Added over 4 years ago | 00:09:04 | 26140 views