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THD April 2014 Annual Membership Dinner & Election Night. Save the date for April 21, 2014 (previously April 14) at the Italian Athletic Club for THD’s annual membership dinner and election night. Thanks to all for their suggestions, the Nominating Committee is hard at work finalizing this year’s slate for your vote.
With sadness we mark the passing of Masha Zakheim – 19 May 1931; 12 February 2014
Masha Zakheim was synonymous with Coit Tower and the Diego Rivera murals in San Francisco.
Masha Zakheim created a remarkable identity for herself. Energetic and expressive, she gave numerous talks and lectures on the art, architecture and history of San Francisco. Synonymous with Coit Tower, and a City Guide docent for many years, she was connected with the California Historical Society, the Stock Exchange, the SF Art Institute and the murals at the Beach Chalet, the City Club and UCSF. She had a clear and enthusiastic, knowledgeable way of engaging with and drawing out her audience.
Through her company Articulate Art: San Francisco of the 1930s, Masha specialized in Mexican muralists and local New Deal art, in addition to championing the work of her father, the outspoken Jewish-Polish Coit Tower artist Bernard Zakheim. Her authoritative book Coit Tower: Its History and Art– published by Volcano Press – was integral in keeping this iconic landmark on the map. Her book Diego Rivera in San Francisco was published in Spanish in 1998.
Read her obituary here.