San Francisco Art Institute announces new exhibition celebrating the centennial of the Panama-Pacific International Exposition

Designed to coincide with the SFAI seminar Bohemian Rhapsodies: 1871–1915, the program presents an exhibition (Monday, March 9  – Saturday, March 21) of projects inspired by the artistic community that established itself leading up to the Panama Pacific International Exposition. The project will include an exhibition of period-inspired projects and a curated selection of archival images. A salon-style opening reception, with performances spilling out into the courtyard, will celebrate the exhibition and the launch of a publication of essays by emerging scholars. ... Read More >

San Francisco Proudly Re-Opens Doors to the Palace Of Fine Arts

San Francisco, Calif. (Dec. 3, 2014) – Today, Mayor Edwin M. Lee joined with business, civic and community leaders to launch PPIE100, a yearlong celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Panama-Pacific International Exposition (PPIE).  The PPIE was the 1915 World’s Fair celebrating the completion of the Panama Canal and showcasing host city San Francisco, which emerged from the ashes of earthquake and fire as a center of beauty, progress, and innovation. ... Read More >

San Francisco's Jewel City

New Book Published by Heyday and the California Historical Society Provides Fascinating Chronicle of 1915 World’s Fair

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. November 20, 2014 — As part of a yearlong citywide Centennial celebration, which launches on February 20, 2015, Heyday and the California Historical Society are publishing a new book, San Francisco’s Jewel City: The Panama-Pacific International Exposition of 1915, written by Bay area architectural historian and author Laura Ackley. ... Read More >

World Arts West announces the 37th Annual San Francisco Ethnic Dance Festival

November 6, 2014 – San Francisco, CA: The San Francisco Ethnic Dance Festival will celebrate the centennial of the Panama-Pacific International Exposition in 2015 with a series of world dance and music performances and events from February to December. The annual, month-long Festival in June will serve as the celebration’s centerpiece, and will be set in the only grand structure remaining from the historic 1915 world’s fair, the Palace of Fine Arts Theatre. ... Read More >