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.

February 20, 2015 marks the 100th anniversary of the Panama-Pacific International Exposition (PPIE), the World’s Fair celebrating the completion of the Panama Canal and showcasing San Francisco—its recovery from the ashes of the 1906 earthquake and fire and its world trade potential. Throughout 2015, the PPIE100, a citywide consortium of cultural, civic, and historical organizations, will conduct centennial programs to commemorate the PPIE’s historical significance and to reflect on its legacy.

San Francisco Art Institute is a Core Partner of the Panama Pacific International Exposition Centennial (PPIE100) Celebration which is organized by the California Historical Society, Maybeck Foundation, Innovation Hangar, and the San Francisco Recreation and Parks Department.