Los Angeles County Arts Commission, Civic Art Program, 2015.
Three heroic figures situated on a multi-tiered concrete structure faced with granite blocks. A complex fountain system circulates water to pools at various levels of the monument. The granite figures depicting the three muses, Music, Dance, and Drama, are sculpted in Art Deco style. The central figure, the Muse of Music, is female. She kneels on one knee, which supports a lyre. The other two figures stand in corners of the fountain on either side of the central figure. The figure on the proper right, the Muse of Drama, holds the masks of theater. The figure on the proper left, the Muse of Dance, is posed in the position of a dancer.
Berkeley Unified School District Berkeley High School 2134 Martin Luther King Junior Way Community Theater, south side Berkeley California 94704
Save Outdoor Sculpture, California survey, 1994.
Image on file.
(At top of bas-relief:) DRAMA (At center right, arranged vertically:) DANCE (At lower left, arranged vertically:) MUSIC
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A bas-relief of a standing, full-length semi-nude male figure. His proper left arm is bent upwards, and he holds a mask in that hand with a pair of ballet shoes hung from his arm. His proper right arm hangs down, with the hand outspread. A lyre is at his feet. He wears a wreath upon his head. The bas-relief is on an exterior wall.
Allegory--Arts & Sciences--Drama
Allegory--Arts & Sciences--Dance
Allegory--Arts & Sciences--Music
Figure male--Full length
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums