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Memories & Memorabilia: Sweden’s Exhibits at PPIE1915—a personal discovery by Charlotte Bernstrom

Swedish Society of San Francisco
Jun 04, 07:00PM – 09:00PM

“Of all the foreign nations represented, with the exception of Japan and China, none possesses so distinct a national character as the art of Sweden. … [I]t is the best national section in the whole exhibition, showing, as it does, not merely easel painting, but also many splendid examples of so-called applied art, which often permits one to get a deeper insight into the standard of art of a people than easel painting alone.”
~Eugene Neuhaus, The Galleries of the Exposition (1915)
Asst.Prof., Decorative Design, Univ. of Calif.; Mbr., Intntl. Jury of Awds., PPIE Dpt. Fine Arts

Descended both from Sweden’s General Commissioner, Richard Bernström, and from Sweden’s Art Commissioner, Anshelm Schultzberg, Charlotte Bernstrom shares a unique family perspective on Sweden’s exhibits at San Francisco’s world’s fair of 1915, that links then and now.

On Thursday, June 4th at 7:00pm in San Francisco’s newest landmark, the Swedish American Hall (2174 Market Street, SF 94114), everyone will have the opportunity to hear a family recollection of Sweden’s beautiful pavilion and fine art at the Panama-Pacific International Exposition of 1915.

Charlotte Bernstrom, herself an artist, will speak about Sweden’s pavilion and its fine art, as well as about how her unique family heritage has influenced her.

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