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King City Union High School Auditorium, (sculpture)

Catalog Data

Sculptor:
Mora, Jo 1876-1947  Search this
Architect:
Stanton, Robert  Search this
Medium:
Concrete
Type:
Sculptures-Outdoor Sculpture
Sculptures-Architectural component
Sculptures-Relief
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Administered by King City High School District Office 800 Broadway King City California 93930
Located King City Union High School Auditorium 720 Broadway King City California
Date:
1939
Notes:
Save Outdoor Sculpture, California survey, 1995.
Image on file.
The information provided about this artwork was compiled as part of the Smithsonian American Art Museum's Inventories of American Painting and Sculpture database, designed to provide descriptive and location information on artworks by American artists in public and private collections worldwide.
Summary:
Bas-relief panels decorate the facade of a building. Above the front entrance to the building is a mural featuring nine panels depicting early California life. The panels are arranged in three rows of three panels and are separated vertically by two fluted columns. Each of the column is topped with a man's head done in high relief. The head on the left is comic; the head on the right is tragic. The top center panel shows two men running a motion picture camera; the other panels depict dancers from various cultures and historical periods. The sides of the building are decorated with concrete pillars featuring bas-relief full-length figures. The figures decorate each of the three exposed sides of the pillars. The figures are mythical in character and costume. One of the figures is Pan playing the pipes. The background of the bas-relief panels is painted red.
Topic:
Figure male--Head  Search this
Figure group  Search this
History--United States--California  Search this
Performing Arts--Theater--Filmmaker  Search this
Object--Musical Instrument--Flute  Search this
Performing Arts--Dance  Search this
Mythology--Classical--Pan  Search this
Allegory--Arts & Sciences--Drama  Search this
Control number:
IAS CA001956
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_340918