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Docent Lecture: "Jewel City: Art from San Francisco's Panama-Pacific International Exposition", by Victoria Kirby

Guérin, Panoramic View of the Panama-Pacific International Exposition
January 5, 2016 -

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 1906 earthquake. The exposition covered 76 city blocks and boasted national and international pavilions showcasing innovation, industry, and the arts.

Guest Lecture: "Arts of the Pacific Islands", by Anne D'Alleva

Carved head from ceremonial house façade, 19th–early 20th century
December 10, 2015 -

Anne D’Alleva is an author and head of the department of art and art history at the University of Connecticut. Professor D’Alleva received her MA and PhD in Art History from Columbia University, where she also completed a Graduate Certificate in Feminist Theory from the Center for Research on Women and Gender, and her BA in Fine Arts from Harvard University.

Film Screening: "When the World Came to San Francisco"

When the World Came to San Francisco
November 27, 2015 -

Back by popular demand! "When the World Came to San Francisco" (2015, 79 min.) is a drama-documentary about the 1915 Panama-Pacific International Exposition in San Francisco. The film is based on Reyna Belasco Rosenthal's (1895–1976) 1965 interview with a reporter, where she tells of the Vaudeville era at the turn-of-the-century, the 1906 earthquake, Luisa Tetrazzini celebrating reconstruction, and finally, how the idea for the 1915 world's fair came about and visiting the fair itself.

Docent Lecture: "Impressionist Paris: City of Light", by Jim Kohn

Marville, Rue Saint-Germain l'Auxerrois from Rue des Prêtres
December 20, 2015 -

From the dark alleys at the dawn of the Impressionist era to the world of color and light of the early 20th century, Paris was a continual source of inspiration for the artists and photographers who adopted it as a subject. This presentation features prints, drawings, photographs, paintings, and illustrated books from the permanent collection and several distinguished private collections.


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