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Jewel City: Art from San Francisco's Panama-Pacific International Exposition

October 17, 2015January 10, 2016

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.

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This exhibition is organized by the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco.

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Marianne H. Peterson

The catalogue is published with the assistance of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Endowment for Publications.

This exhibition is supported by an indemnity from the Federal Council on the Arts and the Humanities.

Jules Guérin, Panoramic View of the Panama-Pacific International Exposition, 1913

Jules Guérin, Panoramic View of the Panama-Pacific International Exposition, 1913. Watercolor and opaque watercolor over graphite on paper. Collection of the Exploratorium, San Francisco

Edwin Deakin, Palace of Fine Arts and the Lagoon, ca. 1915. Oil on canvas. Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, long-term loan from the California Department of Finance

FAMSF Improves Museum Access with Beam Device

Patrons with disabilities that prevent them from visiting the de Young in person can now visit the museum remotely with the use of a computer with a camera and a Wi-Fi connection. The new Beam Tour program uses an ambulatory device known as Beam, provided to the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco generously by its maker, Suitable Technologies, and allows for an independent and interactive experience.

Mon, 02/23/2015
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Voices: FAMSF App Launched to Engage with Art

In spring 2015, the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco will unveil Voices: FAMSF, a unique location-sensitive and customizable app. This interpretive tool allows users to co-create content and engage in conversations about art and will be available free of charge at online app stores. Voices: FAMSF delivers an immersive soundscape that weaves a musical soundtrack with multiple voices offering responses to 21 outdoor sculptures and architectural details at both the de Young and the Legion of Honor. 

Tue, 02/24/2015
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