Peter Stackpole (photographer), American, 1913–1997. Gallows frames dot the catwalk as cable spinning begins between towers W2 and W3, ca. 1936. Gelatin silver print. Museum purchase, Pritzker Fund for Photography 2013.14.8
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Tonight, we celebrate the best of bridges and celebrate The Bay Bridge: A Work in Progress, 1933–1936 with the Marcus Shelby Ensemble, curator lecture and Bay Lights presentation.
Enjoy the festivities of Friday Nights at the de Young along with a pre-reserved spot on a docent led tour of Modern Nature: Georgia O’Keeffe & Lake George.
Package includes the tour, an exhibition ticket, and a complimentary beverage (choice of beer, wine, or non-alcoholic selection). Tours begin promptly at 7 pm. Discounts may not apply.
Create a mixed-media project inspired by Georgia O'Keeffe. Art-making is a weekly project encouraging everyone, of all ages, to tap into their creativity.
The Bay Lights is the world’s largest LED light sculpture, 1.8 miles wide and 500 feet high. Inspired by the Bay Bridge’s 75th anniversary, its 25,000 white LED lights are individually programmed by artist Leo Villareal to create a never repeating, dazzling display through March 2015 across the western span of the Bay Bridge.
Live music: Bridges, by The Marcus Shelby Ensemble and special guests
An overview of the current exhibition The Bay Bridge: A Work in Progress, 1933–1936 by Jim Ganz, curator of the Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts.