Medical Sciences Building Mural, 2002
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Douglas Cooper created a sepia-toned piece called “Medical Sciences Building Mural. This 72-foot long and 270-degree panorama of San Francisco is located on the second floor of the Medical Science Building of UCSF, Parnassus Avenue. It was an art collaboration between Douglas Cooper, Andrew Mellon Professor of Architecture at Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA; Gregoire Picher, an anthropologist; and a team of students from Carnegie Mellon University, with UCSF faculty, staff, former patients, and long-time residents of San Francisco. The mural presents a panoramic view from Mt. Sutro and the Golden Gate to Mission Bay with multiple time periods existing side-by-side. Present-day views of the city are interspersed with buildings, events, and personalities from the past.