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de Young Museum
Golden Gate Park
50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive
- Near MUNI
Curator Lecture: Prints at the Panama-Pacific International Exposition, by Colleen Terry
Colleen Terry is assistant curator for the Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco.
The year 2015 marks the centennial of the Panama-Pacific International Exposition (PPIE), the San Francisco world’s fair that celebrated the opening of the Panama Canal and the city’s reconstruction following the great earthquake of 1906. The grand exposition covered 76 city blocks and boasted national and international pavilions showcasing innovation, industry, and the arts. At the heart of the PPIE was one of the most ambitious art exhibitions ever presented in the United States, encompassing more than 11,000 paintings, sculptures, prints, and photographs, in addition to a significant array of public murals and monuments. To mark this anniversary, Jewel City revisits this vital moment in the inauguration of San Francisco as the West Coast’s cultural epicenter. The landmark exhibition at the de Young reassembles a representative cross-section from the original display, including approximately 250 works by major American and European artists.