At a glance
California Historical Society
678 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94105
Every night after dark until 10:00pm
- Near BART
- Near MUNI
- Good for groups
Engineers of Illumination: A Projected Light Project by Optic Flare
Beginning on March 6 and for the duration of CHS’s exhibition, City Rising: San Francisco and the 1915 World’s Fair, this series of artist-based, projected-light installations honors the stunning achievements of the Panama-Pacific International Exposition of 1915. Six light-based artists will show an after-dark artwork in the CHS gallery’s front and side windows, each running for approximately six weeks. View the installations from Mission Street or Annie Plaza.
March 6, 2015 – May 17, 2015: Kicking off the series is Scott Stark’s Shimmering Spectacles. In his installation, Stark animates a unique collection of original stereoview photographs from the 1915 Panama-Pacific International Exposition and intermixes them with contemporary imagery, bringing to life the multiple spectacles that comprised the legendary San Francisco world’s fair. In the process, he turns each window into a “spectacle”—a lens that pulls into sharp focus these defining, magical moments of San Francisco history.
Engineers of Illumination is supported by the Yerba Buena Community Benefit District.