“City Rising” San Francisco and the 1915 World’s Fair: Opening Day | SoMa
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California Historical Society | 678 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA
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Sunday, February 22, 2015
100th Anniversary of the Panama-Pacific Int’l Exposition (PPIE)
In celebration of the Panama–Pacific International Exposition (PPIE)’s centennial anniversary, the California Historical Society presents “City Rising: San Francisco and the 1915 World’s Fair” an exhibit exploring the PPIE as a critical event that shaped the San Francisco we know today—a city undaunted by tragedy, audaciously innovative, rising to meet the challenges of the day.
City Rising: San Francisco and the 1915 World’s Fair
February 22, 2015 – December 6, 2015
California Historical Society, 678 Mission St., SF
Please note that the opening day at California Historical Society is Sunday February 22nd and not Saturday as was previously listed.
City Rising at the CHS headquarters on Mission Street is an in-depth account of the fair—its planning, construction, and extraordinary components—from how San Francisco became host of the exhibition, to the fair’s remarkable innovations, to its attractions and concessions. Through vintage photographs, souvenirs, and other artifacts, visitors will journey inside the exposition to see what fairgoers encountered 100 years ago.
A video series with architects, historians, curators, authors, and memorabilia collectors—all of whom embody the spirit of the fair—provides a contemporary perspective to this important cornerstone of San Francisco’s past, bringing history alive for our age.
On view every night after dark until 10pm is Engineers of Illumination, a projected light project by Optic Flare. This series of artist-based, projected-light installations uses CHS’s windows to honor the stunning achievements of the Panama-Pacific International Exposition of 1915. Throughout 2015, six light-based artists will show an after-dark artwork for the gallery’s front and side windows, each running for approximately six weeks.
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