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.
This exhibition is organized by the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco.
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. Watercolor and opaque watercolor over graphite on paper. Collection of the Exploratorium, San Francisco