Diego Rivera Gallery

Lonely Planet review

Diego Rivera's 1931 The Making of a Fresco Showing a Building of a City is a trompe l'oeil fresco within a fresco, showing the artist himself, pausing to admire his work, as well as the work in progress that is San Francisco. The fresco covers an entire wall in the Diego Rivera Gallery at the San Francisco Art Institute.

For a memorable San Francisco aspect, head to the terrace cafe for espresso and panoramic bay views.