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

When the World Came to San Francisco
November 27, 2015 -
7:15pm8:30pm

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 -
2:15pm3:15pm

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.

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, 1913
December 20, 2015 -
1:00pm2:00pm

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.

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

Guérin, Panoramic View of the Panama-Pacific International Exposition, 1913
December 6, 2015 -
1:00pm2:00pm

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.

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, 1913
December 1, 2015 -
1:00pm2:10pm

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: "Lifting the Veil: The PPIE and the Society of Six" by Nancy Boas

Pissarro, "Red Roofs, Village Center, Winter Effect", 1877.
December 5, 2015 -
2:00pm3:30pm

Nancy Boas is the author of The Society of Six: California Colorists (Bedford Arts, 1988 and UC Press, 1997) and David Park: A Painter’s Life (UC Press, 2012). She was formerly adjunct curator of American Paintings at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco and co-curator of California Colorists: Paintings by the Society of Six. She was a co-curator of Facing Eden: 100 Years of Landscape Art in the Bay Area and contributed to the catalogue.

Long Conversation

Survival Research Labs
November 20, 2015 -
6:30pm8:30pm

In collaboration with Ken Goldberg from UC Berkeley / CITRIS and the "People and Robots" Initiative, and Alexander Rose from The Long Now Foundation, a modified form of a conversational format (a 2 hour relay of 10 minute public conversations) between 11 pairs of speakers explores "100 Years of Robot Art and Science in the Bay Area." 

Participants include:

Josette Melchor (Grey Area Foundation for the Arts)

Dorothy R. Santos (writer, curator)

Tim Roseborough (artist, musician, former Kimball Artist-in-Residence)

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

When the World Came to San Francisco
October 30, 2015 -
7:15pm8:35pm

"When the World Came to San Francisco" (2015, 79 min.) is a drama-documentary about the 1915 Panama-Pacific International Exposition in San Francisco. Through a reenactment of Reyna Belasco Rosenthal (1895-1976) being interviewed by a reporter in 1965, she tells of the Vaudeville era at the turn-of-the-century, the great earthquake, Luisa Tetrazzini celebrating reconstruction, and finally, how the idea for the fair came about and visiting the fair itself.

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